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Jacobs: Connected Car Is "Absolutely Critical"

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(6/9/2014 7:26:44 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I understand, Ron. I made the comment only in order to, one day, come back and say: "You read it here, first".
It's up to us (radio) to make our app on the dash much more than a second-rate alternative - along with so many others that might be much more appealing.

- Ronald
(6/9/2014 5:29:27 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Ronald, you wish. Apple, Google and Microsoft have enough money to buy every radio station in America, swallow, digest and spit out the bones without blinking. A few lawsuits wont stop them from taking over the dashboard. Expect AM and FM to become just another app on page two of most cars connected entertainment and communication systems dashboards by 2017.
- Ron
(6/8/2014 9:28:15 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Two words: Law suits.
When the litigation starts rolling in based on drivers dicking around with ever more complex dashboards and their multiple apps - including radio - manufacturers and software/hardware designers are going to be placed in serious jeopardy.

And we can forget about voice activation. Those behaviors suck up brain power as well as any cell phone conversation, especially if there is inter-activity with the technology.

All this stuff will be a far cry from a radio with a couple of pre-sets and a volume control.

It could be argued that radio - a passively-accessed medium - should be all that is allowed in the front seat with driver access.

- Ronald

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