Cool video gives nice preview of Apple CarPlay

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chris

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During the CarPlay rollout, I must have missed this video. It's as close to a real world use of CarPlay as I've seen. You plugin your iPhone, initiate Siri and boom -- CarPlay. Looks pretty good. I'm still not crazy about the Mercedes Benz placement of the display. Lucky for me, I don't have to worry about owning a Benz.:)

 

Ledsteplin

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Like the iWatch, this is another Apple gizmo I can easily live without. To begin with, I rarely use maps. And if I did use maps in my car, it would not be Apple Maps. I suppose I would get some practical use with CarPlay. But at what extra cost?
 

jmp316

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Looks decent. Still way too much hand navigation to completely be distraction free. The guy in the video could have used Siri a lot more...
 
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Ledsteplin

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I figure the Mercedes Benz placement of CarPlay is a safety issue. That may be a good thing, but it sure looks cheapo when compared to Ferrari and Volvo.
 

Rafagon

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Like the iWatch, this is another Apple gizmo I can easily live without.
I can live without CarPlay. myself. Mainly because I don't own a car.

I am looking forward to BusPlay or TaxiCabPlay. If city busses and taxicabs would invest in installing smallish screens on the backs of seats, you could plug your phone into a USB port near the screen and use that screen as your BusPlay screen. Gonna have to submit a suggestion to Apple and Miami-Dade Transit.

The only problem would be for the folks sitting in the front seats...

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