iqatedo

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  • Apple is inventing a revolutionary car audio system for Apple Car

    Volvo is owned by Geely but publicly listed and a potential takeover target. Were Apple to buy Volvo and re-build all of the non-realtime architecture and software that would be brilliant. They use android currently. I've looked at Volvo's upcoming EX series cars. They are in one case at least, cheaper than the "equivalent" Teslas and in that case better performing. One review by a Volvo aficionado however, highlighted the usual android issues. The driver facing software in his experience was laggy and buggy. Volvo's electric sales however, are growing rapidly and the company intends to build vehicles in the US. What do people here think, a good fit?
    watto_cobraspheric
  • Apple Car is a matter of 'when, not if' claims analyst

    tht said:
    iqatedo said:
    I've been looking at the yet to be released Volvo EX30. This vehicle with CarPlay or the rumoured Car OS as the driver facing software rather than android would be brilliant. I'd buy it over a Tesla, (coming from someone who once had a Model 3 on order - my current wheels are a Trek and Cérvelo for the benefit of the initiated.) In the EX30, an android tablet provides the vehicle interface. The backend electronics is probably OS agnostic.
    Nice looking car, but it has glass for its roof. Really hate that in my Model 3. A literal green house is the last thing I want. Probably nice for Scandinavia or the California coast, but in my hot and humid climate, it is just a bad idea. It's also a fingerprint magnet.

    I'm thinking Apple can't resist doing this design trend. At least have an option for a metal roof or better yet, a solar PV roof, and PV hood and PV dash.
    Agree. We've seldom had a sunroof open exposing just the glass panel.

    Edit: I wonder whether it is a dual panel with better thermal properties or a single?
    watto_cobra
  • Apple Car is a matter of 'when, not if' claims analyst

    Regardless of the outdoor shaded air temperature, you do not want to experience a wet bulb temperature above about 32°C, as the body cannot then cool sufficiently to stay healthy. The kidneys are early victims - kidney disease develops quickly and is ultimately unsurvivable. It is already a problem for outdoor workers in parts of South America. I have worked outdoors in temperatures of up to 52°C but with very low humidity.
    watto_cobra
  • Apple Car is a matter of 'when, not if' claims analyst

    I've been looking at the yet to be released Volvo EX30. This vehicle with CarPlay or the rumoured Car OS as the driver facing software rather than android would be brilliant. I'd buy it over a Tesla, (coming from someone who once had a Model 3 on order - my current wheels are a Trek and Cérvelo for the benefit of the initiated.) In the EX30, an android tablet provides the vehicle interface. The backend electronics is probably OS agnostic.

    watto_cobra
  • iPhone vs Android: Google Bard has picked a winner

    ChatGPT was perhaps less overt but I'd say iOS has the day - in important areas such as security and the user interface at least:

    "Which do you prefer: iOS or Android?"

    As an artificial intelligence, I don't have personal experiences or preferences. However, I can provide a comparison of the two platforms, iOS and Android, based on objective criteria.

    • User Interface: iOS is often praised for its clean, user-friendly interface. Everything is straightforward and well-organized, which can be beneficial for those who prefer simplicity. Android, on the other hand, offers more customizability. Users can change just about every aspect of the system's appearance and operation.

    • App Availability: Both platforms have a large selection of apps, but iOS often gets new apps first. However, Android offers more free apps and also allows for sideloading of apps from sources outside of the official app store, which isn't typically possible on iOS.

    • Hardware: iOS runs only on Apple devices, which are typically more expensive but are praised for their design and build quality. Android runs on a wide range of devices from different manufacturers, at various price points, offering more options for consumers.

    • Updates: Apple provides updates to all supported devices at the same time, while Android updates depend on the device manufacturer and carrier, which can sometimes result in delays.

    • Integration with other devices: iOS devices work very well with other Apple devices, making it a good choice if you're already invested in the Apple ecosystem. Android, while not as seamless as iOS, does offer flexibility and can be used with a variety of other devices and systems.

    • Security: Both systems have robust security measures, but the closed nature of iOS and Apple's strict app vetting process generally results in fewer security threats. Android's openness provides flexibility, but it can also lead to increased vulnerability to malware, especially when downloading apps from unknown sources.

    These are just a few points to consider, and the "best" choice between iOS and Android depends on your personal needs, preferences, and what you value most in a mobile operating system.

    Further prompting did not elicit a preference.

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