Humor: Samsung shows us how to do real in-car integration
The concept is simple. Why bother with a tiny five, or seven-inch control screen on the center console of your car when you could have the mega-sized Samsung SuperNote. This thing takes over the whole windshield of your car.
Who says you can’t see while driving? The SuperNote has a camera, plus it has integrated communication and navigation. More importantly, it is equipped with the best options for in-driving entertainment. Yes, using the SuperNote with CarFun technology, you won’t have to strain to watch that new episode of House of Cards on Netflix on a tiny screen, how you can have a cinematic experience.
Alterations to your car are minimal. Simply remove the windshield, though you might need to have some grinding and welding done along the roof or A-pillar. The steering column might need to be altered, but that is remedied with the steering wheel adapter sold separately. Just look how it will make your vehicle stand out in a crowd. We are sure that Samsung will be inspired by what Nitrozac and Snaggy have conjured up.
source: The Joy of Tech
1. maherk (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I watched a demo of the carplay, and I loved every bit of it. Hate it or love it, Apple always find a way to set a trend that others will follow, they might even top it afterall, but it's nice that there is someone who can push the limits when it comes to technology.
8. Finalflash (Posts: 1404; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Carplay is nothing new, its just an Apple skin on what was already in most high end cars already. For that matter ford sync was a cheap version of it that's been in a lot of ford models with voice controls and stuff. My bros BMW already has a fairly nice touch screen based GPS with voice controls and phone sync as well. The tragic part about carplay is that it didn't do anything new at all. Hopefully someone does push boundaries and reveal something amazing.
9. maherk (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I don't recall any BMW model with a touchscreen, can someone correct me if I'mwrong?
12. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 363; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
You are correct. Maybe his brothers BMW is from the future, or he is just dreaming. All three big german car makers dont have touch screens, they have special touch pads, etc.
27. Ashoaib (Posts: 1175; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
HellooO... touch screen navigation is nothing from the future... it can be installed in any car including bmw, no wonder if his brother's car have it... beside that ford already have a very good voice control so its an existing concept
29. ydl08 (Posts: 18; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)
they don't' have a touch screen but they have a touch pad. The idea of this was to make sure the driver doesn't change their posture while driving. and everyone with a high end car would agree the functions are already there.
just the different design.
33. true1984 (Posts: 582; Member since: 23 May 2012)
Honda have capacitive touchscreens now so there's that
35. maherk (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
for real? as if I didn't know that touchscreens in cars do exist, and that most Japanese, Korean, and recent American cars have touchscreens. Learn how to read before you comment. He started his argument with a false statement, and I was proving him wrong, he didn't say his brother installed one, he mentioned that his brother's BMW had one. Anyway, which is an easier solution for us, to pickup our phone whenever we need to call someone, text him, and skip music, OR to plug in your phone, and let siri do all that for you instead? The majority of those downplaying what Apple did here didn't even bother watching the video. Everyone who reads my comments know am an Android guy, but that doesn't mean I should bash Apple and downplay their efforts everytime they introduce something new.
11. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 363; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
Its not a nice apple skin. First of all its made by apple and is super smooth, works well, and doesnt crash. If you ever seen a car screen you would know how slow, laggish and hard to navigate they are. AND I MEAN all of them. So this is something nice, fast to use, and doesnt lag.
23. bossmt_2 (Posts: 428; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
You've surmised all these things with tons of use correct?
I've used Ford Sync, it connects perfectly fine to the phone. And you can mute calls use keypad etc. from it.
I'm sure Carplay is nice and it works great for iPhone users, but that's the market, it's not introducing anything new, it's repurposing tech and making it look Apple. Something Apple is a pro at.
15. reckless562 (Posts: 617; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
hey finan flash, look at what real nerds do...
n hey!! finaly a sutible use for the ipad!!!
21. vincelongman (Posts: 927; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I don't really like the idea of touchscreen or toggles in cars as you have to take your eyes of the road for a second, which will cause accidents.
I think something like Pioneer's NavGate HUD combined with leap motion and Google Now/Siri would be better and safer.
25. Commentator (Posts: 2290; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Yeah, all those cars with radios and cupholders in them are deathtraps. That's why I stick with my good, safe Model T.
31. PBXtech (Posts: 966; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Once upon a time there was a huge debate over cigarette lighters in cars because many deemed them to be a distraction while driving. For decades cars had built in cigarette lighters. I'm sure the people that opposed them kept their mouths shut when auto manufacturers started placing simple radios in cars, the distraction just couldn't be proven enough to bother.
Technology evolves, simple as that.
37. Pings (Posts: 297; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
I don't know about BMW but I do know the Droid 1 had a ''car mode". There also has been many car apps in the app market for years now.
42. stealthd (Posts: 910; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
I don't think you understand what Carplay does. What it does new is give you a better interface for an iPhone in the car. Current car systems can be really hit and miss, with cumbersome voice controls, outdated maps, limited app integration. Ford's SYNC can work really well sometimes, and other times the voice commands are slow and unresponsive. GM's in car bluetooth system lets you pair your phone for music, or for phone calls, but not both. Carplay makes an iphone "just work" in the car. You don't have to rely on the car's system at all really, it's like you're just using your phone, so the car's potentially crappy system doesn't hold you back. Google should work on getting the same thing working for Android. These cars that support carplay are just running QNX, there's no reason for them not to support other platforms as well.
22. engineer-1701d (Posts: 385; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
It would be fine of he turned the camera or video on lol
40. lyndon420 (Posts: 1684; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Sorry bud, but the only thing apple has been pushing the limits on lately has been Steve Jobs vision of 3.5" screens being big enough for his followers. Too bad he's gone now...I'd love to see his reaction to the current market trends that his company has been forced to implement.
43. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 434; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
You do know there are already a ton of aftermarket manufacturers with this kind of application. And google is already working with Audi to get Android in their cars? Tesla already has an Android based screen in their cars
45. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 817; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Let's see a system that works with every platform to deliver a truly hands free experience and I'll be impressed.
2. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1103; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
The entire idea is ridiculous. Illinois officially banned cell phone use this year. Now they want to replace it with infotainment centers; straight from the car manufacturer with the assistance from Apple and Google. I don't want people behind the wheel playing with a 7 inch plus display.
3. mayur007 (Posts: 355; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
honestly this wasnt a humor at all, it was like someone wanted to bash samsung.
he did this way
4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2548; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Lol sammy nailed it this time. Btw what is the current status of android open automobile alliance, how many partners google allied with.
5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1221; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Audi, GM, Google, Honda, Hyundai, Nvidia
14. reckless562 (Posts: 617; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
thank ME now..
n since im not a hater...
24. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2548; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Delivered........a bit late sir
28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7249; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Audi! My next car after I'm done with college. ;)
32. maherk (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
their price depreciation is awful. I am a Benz guy, used to while I was still back home since European cars hold their price longer than the competition, but here in the states I wouldn't even think of buying a german car. I believe Japanese cars are the answer in this country. My next car is either the Lexus is-f if released, if not then am going electric with the Tesla
10. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1648; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Haha.... I like my 8.4 screen on my car
13. Sauce (unregistered)
I'm not sure if Samsung is making fun of themselves, or Mercedes....
Here I see no humor whatsoever being poked at Apple lol...Just boosting CarPlay awareness while making a mockery of themselves =(
16. hassoups (Posts: 250; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)
Lol are you serious? This was not made by samsung smh...
18. Sauce (unregistered)
SERIOUS AS APPLE PIE
No really dipsh*t? ... lol
I was waiting for a better response to trolling
19. hassoups (Posts: 250; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)
Yeh let's just excuse being stupid for trolling from now on lol
17. ringone (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Mar 2014)
Oh please android in a car isn't new Tesla Model S have that.
Search on Internet for this car. And is powered by nvidea tegra.
20. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 363; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
And lags as fu-ck.. The point is to have a reliable infotainment that doesn't lag.
34. maherk (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
No it's not, it's based on Linux and was built almost from scratch.
30. LuckyS (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)
Android+Tasker+NFC tags and I can do what ever I want in my car, not what someone tell me I can.
36. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 159; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
This is another useless Samsung staf to sell cheap devise
39. Shatter (Posts: 1956; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Ya screw you apple, better things exist that you ripped off of that cost less and they work in any car.
49. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
lmao!!! typical samsung... lets make the screen bigger than apple's.
50. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 434; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
And in the process, create a new market for people who love big screens. lmao