Technology develops fast rate. One of them is the extension of mobile phone’s various functions.
Cell phones are used in our cars. All know that driving must use a hands free tools that is for our safety. Many manufacturers already in the standard version of the car equipped it with Hand free system.
As I wrote, smartphones becoming ever smarter. A large majority of the lure is also while driving at the wheel. Our phones are loaded with such a cool application as Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn and a NPR One for music and podcasts, as well as the Google Play Music.
Car audio system has an AUX connection socket. The simplest way is connect cable to your smartphone, find your preferred application to press with your finger and enjoy it, so we usually do.
Often the phone is used as a GPS navigation system.
Enter in one of the navigation programs your desired destination by pressing Start or Follow and drive. Everything is beautiful, until such time that something has to be changed. Whether it be the route destination or tired with song playing in Spotify.
It is no novelty phone voice commands. Apple Siri and Google Now have both proposed tech solutions to cut down on distractions, with built-in infotainment systems that use our voice instead of fingers touching on smartphones.
It all sounds great and in many cases even really works. After my own experience I can say that my voice and commands I said very often are not being recognized correctly. That which is related to music, podcasts or telephone contact wrong call is not so terrible. Will call the wrong girl or instead of Rod Stewart you enjoy listening of U2, it can be regarded as a joke.
But if we use the GPS navigation, and there is a need to change the destination?
We are driving busy traffic or speeding through the highway? In this case, should stop and make sure the accuracy of the new destination. At present regarding existing voice recognition telephone facilities, I can not be 100% sure that the commands given by me are recognized and executed correct.
I recently come across about information of an Android Auto application, which is recently becoming available on some new cars from Hyundai, Honda, Cadillac , VW and other manufacturers.
One guy has tested this Android-Car app and his verdict corresponds to what I wrote. The idea is a fabulous, but it needs to be developed.
Android-Auto works only on phones using the Android operating system Lollipop or later.
When the phone is connected with a USB cable to the audio system, the phone interface does not work anymore. All controlled via buttons on the steering wheel and voice commands.
To get Android Auto, consumers might need to step up from the base price for some sort of navigation or audio system upgrade. Prices 2015 model is around $ 1,000 but in 2016 car, this system would be free of charge.
Also, Apple has a slightly similar system CarPlay and they are introduced in a Ferrari, VW Tiguan, Golf and Chevrolet Corvette models.
My thoughts are that this idea is really great, and sooner or later we will not tap our finger on the screen, but everything will be controlled by voice and maybe even the only by our thoughts.
Lets see, and safe driving!