Humor: Samsung shows us how to do real in-car integration

Humor: Samsung shows us how to do real in-car integration
Not to be outdone by the simple little notion that is CarPlay, the Apple service which will allow easier integration of their automobile and iPhone, Samsung could very well do its own big thing. How about calling it CarFun technology?

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

FEATURED VIDEO

50 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 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: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I don't recall any BMW model with a touchscreen, can someone correct me if I'mwrong?

12. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 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: 54; Member since: Nov 01, 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: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

Honda have capacitive touchscreens now so there's that

35. maherk

Posts: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 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: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 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: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 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: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yeah, all those cars with radios and cupholders in them are deathtraps. That's why I stick with my good, safe Model T.

48. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Model T !!!!!!

31. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 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: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 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 unregistered

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 unregistered

It would be fine of he turned the camera or video on lol

26. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

After seeing picture: Hahahahahahaha

43. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

honestly this wasnt a humor at all, it was like someone wanted to bash samsung. he did this way

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 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: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Audi, GM, Google, Honda, Hyundai, Nvidiahttp://www.openautoalliance.net/#about

6. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Aww:S

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Thanks dude

14. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

24. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Delivered........a bit late sir

47. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

yup..... u like?

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.