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Jaguar Land Rover’s in-
car infotainment technology will
become the automotive industry
benchmark within three years,
engineering director Dr Wolfgang
Ziebart has predicted. It will do this by embracing the
smartphone and allowing owners to
fully incorporate and use their
devices – and their apps – within in-car
systems. “We are decoupling infotainment
functionality from the car and instead
bringing in the smartphone. In the
future, most apps and technology will
come from the smartphone, not the
car.” JLR is set to harness smartphone
functionality more comprehensively
than any other manufacturer, said Dr.
Ziebart, an approach he believes is
“absolutely the right way to go. “Instead of spending huge amounts on
technology that, due to Moore’s Law, is
two generations out of date even at
launch, we are instead making our cars
into platforms to host smartphone
features.”

http://www.motoringresearch.com/car-news/jlr-will-leader-car-infotainment-within-3-years-1210958658
 

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Jag isn't saying anything that others won't be doing either. This isn't ground breaking, especially three years away. I like JLR but they talk a lot of crap about new technology without ever bringing it to market. Less talking, more doing.
 

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Did Ziebart perchance work at GM at some point? Because making half-assed Master Of The Universe announcements like this is so very GM-exec-like that it hurts my ears to read it.

Time will tell. Bragging ahead of time is about as stupid a thing to do as one's competitors could hope for.
But there ya go! Ziebart it! Rustproof!

Yes, we can wait another three years from a company that should of had a competitive infotainment system three years ago.
Look, CaddyLac, you are questioning a guy named Ziebart? Have you lost your senses??? :confused::confused::rolleyes:
 
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Hmmm, can these systems be made to work seamlessly with all the major phones on the market? I like the idea in theory, but it means that different people are going to have different experiences depending on their phone and knowledge of it.

Also, about people without a phone, or who don't always have it on them? Will these cars come with some basic radio and entertainment functions built-in?
 

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Hmmm, can these systems be made to work seamlessly with all the major phones on the market? I like the idea in theory, but it means that different people are going to have different experiences depending on their phone and knowledge of it.

Also, about people without a phone, or who don't always have it on them? Will these cars come with some basic radio and entertainment functions built-in?
a friend of mine is a product support rep for a equipment maker and they supply his smart phone BUT also IT dept will remove any un authorized apps off of it so unless he brings has personal tablet with him it is ONLY basic functionality + what ever the car offers
and he is in the "bracket" to consider car car from Jaguar
 

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Jaguar Land Rover’s in-
car infotainment technology will
become the automotive industry
benchmark within three years,
engineering director Dr Wolfgang
Ziebart has predicted. It will do this by embracing the
smartphone and allowing owners to
fully incorporate and use their
devices – and their apps – within in-car
systems. “We are decoupling infotainment
functionality from the car and instead
bringing in the smartphone. In the
future, most apps and technology will
come from the smartphone, not the
car.” JLR is set to harness smartphone
functionality more comprehensively
than any other manufacturer, said Dr.
Ziebart, an approach he believes is
“absolutely the right way to go. “Instead of spending huge amounts on
technology that, due to Moore’s Law, is
two generations out of date even at
launch, we are instead making our cars
into platforms to host smartphone
features.”

http://www.motoringresearch.com/car-news/jlr-will-leader-car-infotainment-within-3-years-1210958658
It's named Apple CarPlay. Now wasn't that easy?
 
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