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Old 12-05-2021, 04:01 PM   #43
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It really could be a bit easier it the car could read my mind.
Man, that's the last thing I need.

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Old 12-05-2021, 04:40 PM   #44
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The navigation is really good because it speaks the turns so you do not need to look at the map.

Tomorrow I will be going to a place I am not sure exactly where it is. A store that I do know the general location. I will use my phone Google Maps for navigation. I will use Android Auto to connect it to vehicle screen. I believe that is the best option.

I will google the store and click location. It really could be a bit easier it the car could read my mind.

AI is right around the corner.
I'm not sure reading my mind out loud when my wifes in the car too is a good idea.
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I google the store then hit 'Directions' on my phone. My 2019 sized screen in the car will display the googles map and I will be on my way

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I'm not sure reading my mind out loud when my wifes in the car too is a good idea.
Or reading texts out loud. Got a text from our daughter the other day, I hit listen and she says "I was gonna buy Mom this towel warmer for Christmas, has she bought one already?"

My wife looked over at me with daggers...

No more listening to texts in the truck.
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Agree - you got to be careful with text messages being read out loud.
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I'm not sure reading my mind out loud when my wifes in the car too is a good idea.
I know it would be a bad idea. She does well enough on her own...
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I have a 12” touch screen and love it . Most things you can do by voice command . I love it as long as it doesn’t break .
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I have a 12” touch screen and love it . Most things you can do by voice command . I love it as long as it doesn’t break .
When when it does fail what functions and controls are you losing?
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When when it does fail what functions and controls are you losing?
Personally I don't like the big TV screens that are now common. I have the little 4-5" Sync screen in my 2016 F-150 and it has gone black and quit functioning 3 times since I bought the truck new, always while driving and most recently just a few weeks ago.

So far it has come back to life after pulling over, turning the truck off for a few minutes, a quick power off, then back on does not resolve it.

I still have heater controls, but lose radio, phone etc. I can live with this because it's a dated 1st gen "Sync" with minimal functionality. But if I had a big screen that ran climate controls as well, no thanks. I live in Canada where we have winter and it would be bloody dangerous to NOT be able to run your defroster etc.

I just watched a video on the new GMC trucks and the driver sets the "auto pilot" self driving mode, so he can then avert his gaze to look over at the huge screen in the dash to adjust the climate controls.
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I am hoping it is just a fad in the auto industry just like cars with fins. One can hope.

The auto driving, to me is a bit scary. But someone that is born today - will they still need to learn to drive?

The 5G network will come into the city to help self driving vehicles. But not sure how soneone driving an old vehicle into the city will muck things up.

Also how outdated will a 10 year old vehicle be? Or worse yet a 20 year old vehicle.

Self driving vehicles will have more trouble in the winter because in a snow storm visibility is not as good. Lines on the road can not be seen. The front grill where radar is positioned could be packed with snow.

It will be interesting for sure.
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I am hoping it is just a fad in the auto industry just like cars with fins. One can hope.

The auto driving, to me is a bit scary. But someone that is born today - will they still need to learn to drive?

The 5G network will come into the city to help self driving vehicles. But not sure how soneone driving an old vehicle into the city will muck things up.

Also how outdated will a 10 year old vehicle be? Or worse yet a 20 year old vehicle.

Self driving vehicles will have more trouble in the winter because in a snow storm visibility is not as good. Lines on the road can not be seen. The front grill where radar is positioned could be packed with snow.

It will be interesting for sure.
It's already here so we know what to expect. ADAS (advanced driving aid systems) is often disabled in inclement weather. Once a windshield camera, behind-grille mounted radar or other aids get obstrued by snow,slush or even heavy rain the driver gets warned about it and the systems are shut off.

I am sure manufacturers do not want the liability of guesswork on the safety systems' part. Hands-free driving will surely have stricter parameters programmed in.
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I should have kept my mouth shut. I just had another black screen yesterday. So that is the most frequent it has happened. Twice in 2-3 weeks. A little googling though and found the "reset" procedure for Sync, so I performed that and have a screen back. Will see how long it lasts, but at least I'm a little wiser and now know how to "reset" the system if needed.
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Lol - I thought having a vehicle without a CD player was hard to get used to. Actually I remember having a CD staker player in the truck...who else remembers that?
....are you kidding? I remember having 8 tracks!


On topic; Still mulling ordering a new F350 - they went to a 12" screen and SYNC 4 in order to push you to go with a Lariat or above trim level but I think I'm going to stick with the optional 8" SYNC3 in the XLT...

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When when it does fail what functions and controls are you losing?
In our car you lose everything as everything is on the 14 inch screen. So, speedometer, heater etc. A reboot takes about 20 to 30 seconds. It can be done on the fly. Hasn’t happened yet but we did it once just so we knew how. Essentially just hold two buttons on the steering wheel.
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