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Jimmy Carter
Nov 3, 2005



Avis gave me a Chevy Equinox as rental car with the finest head unit General Motors has to offer.
let's look through all 3 pages of "System" settings on the head unit to find the brightness control since it's nighttime and I want to navigate


both CarPlay and Android Auto default to Off since what car owner in their right mind would want to connect their phone to their car


nothing here either. oh well guess i'll hit a deer then.


Plus there's the new aesthetic in $60,000 vehicles that can be described as 'I taped the reference design for an Android tablet to my dash'


post your in-car computers that cost as more than an Alienware yet can't drive a 1280x800 screen at more than 20 FPS.

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Skim Milk
Nov 19, 2006



actually all computers are trash, op

OldAlias
Nov 2, 2013

I COULDN'T EVEN PLAY ONE TURN OF THE YOSPOS SMAC PBEM GAME AND ALL I GOT WAS A NERVE STAPLING AND THIS SHITTY TEXT!


agreed. my car is a few years old so just has a little lcd screen but itís still full of nested menus and bad design decisions. the physical ďmenuĒ button has different contexts depending on where itís accessed, so poo poo like ďpair phone with BluetoothĒ is not super clear or straight forward. luv 2 crash the whip ducking with bad car computer

maskenfreiheit
Dec 30, 2004


i will continue buying honda civics and taping an ipad to the dash op

C.H.O.M.E.
Dec 8, 2000

MVP
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Cybernetic Crumb

i am going to carepost in this thread so hard but i am on my phone now.

C.H.O.M.E.
Dec 8, 2000

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Cybernetic Crumb

i have been trying to find a single DIN car stereo that works in my car with carplay for a while now and all the options have things i hate.

Jimmy Carter
Nov 3, 2005



the first-gen smart cars used by car2go had stock head units but the software was completely custom for the service, so they had to reimplement everything and their approach was along the lines of "it compiles, ship it."

There was a 1-2 second lag between when you turned the volume knob and it actually changing.

If you mashed the gas pedal beyond like 70% on a regular basis, it would become very angry in a very German style and display "PLEASE ADJUST YOUR DRIVING STYLE"

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


my car's ecu just accurately reported that my mass flow air sensor is bad.

thank computer

blugu64
Jul 17, 2006

Do you realize that fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face?

op you need to use the brightness knob that also controls the brightness of the instrument cluster and stuff.

Elder Postsman
Aug 30, 2000


i used hot bot to search for "teens"



the one in my 2017 Mazda 3 has like zero improvements over the one that was in my 2015. itís laggy and bad and sometimes just randomly forgets Bluetooth connections, or takes several minutes to reconnect.

Mazda said at one point that CarPlay and android auto were coming but lol at that ever happening.

Elder Postsman
Aug 30, 2000


i used hot bot to search for "teens"



the computer is like the only bad thing about the car tho.

Elder Postsman
Aug 30, 2000


i used hot bot to search for "teens"



other than it being a car and therefore the enemy.

Jimmy Carter
Nov 3, 2005



Elder Postsman posted:

the one in my 2017 Mazda 3 has like zero improvements over the one that was in my 2015. itís laggy and bad and sometimes just randomly forgets Bluetooth connections, or takes several minutes to reconnect.

Mazda said at one point that CarPlay and android auto were coming but lol at that ever happening.

p sure this one allows arbitrary code via the USB port

blugu64 posted:

op you need to use the brightness knob that also controls the brightness of the instrument cluster and stuff.

lol nope this did absolutely nothing for the center screen.
Can't wait to see a $80k mid-engine, top-of-the-market Corvette with this trash preinstalled.

lua
Jun 16, 2013


mercedes have decided itís easier to divide the world into 57 trillion randomly named squares than to type in, say, ĎOsaka convention centreí

OldAlias
Nov 2, 2013

I COULDN'T EVEN PLAY ONE TURN OF THE YOSPOS SMAC PBEM GAME AND ALL I GOT WAS A NERVE STAPLING AND THIS SHITTY TEXT!



what do you know about Geo coding? thereís a shitload of ambiguity outside of major landmarks, even within for cultures that donít have precise addressing systems. and where does it imply you canít search for landmarks normally? I donít think itís -great- mind you but itís not a terrible idea

lua
Jun 16, 2013


OldAlias posted:

what do you know about Geo coding? thereís a shitload of ambiguity outside of major landmarks, even within for cultures that donít have precise addressing systems. and where does it imply you canít search for landmarks normally? I donít think itís -great- mind you but itís not a terrible idea

I donít know a lot about geocoding. what does using 3 words offer over lat/long?

OldAlias
Nov 2, 2013

I COULDN'T EVEN PLAY ONE TURN OF THE YOSPOS SMAC PBEM GAME AND ALL I GOT WAS A NERVE STAPLING AND THIS SHITTY TEXT!


try communicating a lat/lon number to another person. if addressing is informal or quirky then diving the world into squares which are easier to reference and communicate could help for delivery, and to rural areas for example. e. like for that last example, if you have acres of land or something then the geotranslation of an address might not resolve to somewhere useful

OldAlias fucked around with this message at Jan 14, 2018 around 01:04

Elder Postsman
Aug 30, 2000


i used hot bot to search for "teens"




lol yeah itís a piece of poo poo

on my 2015 I sshíd into my car (lmao) to enable nav from a non Mazda as card and to install a 3rd party sort of dashboard app. and enable WiFi.

The Management
Jan 2, 2010

sup, bitch


cars are oversized phone accessories. car makers are trying to pretend otherwise but they are eventually going to relent

Farmer Crack-Ass
Jan 2, 2001

ensign dwarf, set a course for getting blitzed the fuck out

warp factor nine

honestly one of the things i love about driving a 1997 car is not having some bullshit "infotainment center" garbaging up the console

Xaris
Jul 25, 2006


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Farmer Crack-rear end posted:

honestly one of the things i love about driving a 1997 car is not having some bullshit "infotainment center" garbaging up the console

my 2011 prius doesnt have infortainment either and normal button dash.

you dont even need to go that far back. just a few years and a lot dont have it

Elder Postsman
Aug 30, 2000


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they're all gonna have them now what with the rear view camera requirement and all

Laslow
Jul 18, 2007



Farmer Crack-rear end posted:

honestly one of the things i love about driving a 1997 car is not having some bullshit "infotainment center" garbaging up the console
lol at those bullshit smart dashes getting dunked on by a tape deck aux adapter and USB lighter plug in usability.

Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.


I diagnosed a problem with my 2004 grand prixís air conditioner by looking up how to set the control module into diagnostic mode in the repair manual, would use again

Skim Milk
Nov 19, 2006



Luigi Thirty posted:

I diagnosed a problem with my 2004 grand prixís air conditioner by looking up how to set the control module into diagnostic mode in the repair manual, would use again

bit whisperer

SO DEMANDING
Dec 27, 2003



Unlockable Ben

i've got a 2009 corolla which doesnt have any of this bullshit but im looking to get a new car now and, welp, guess i just gotta dehumanize and face to bloodshed

George
Nov 27, 2004

No love for your made-up things.


lookin at that sick faux wood dash and realizing that your car computer is steampunk af

The Management
Jan 2, 2010

sup, bitch


touchscreens are a terrible idea in cars. if it doesnít have hard buttons for basic functions, do not buy.

SO DEMANDING
Dec 27, 2003



Unlockable Ben

The Management posted:

touchscreens are a terrible idea in cars. if it doesnít have hard buttons for basic functions, do not buy.

every time i see the interior of a tesla i scream

Uncle Enzo
Apr 28, 2008


drove a uhaul that had the perfect stereo. big dial on one side for volume and power, big dial on other side for tuning. clock, am/fm with 6 preset buttons, and an aux port. a huge rocker button for seeking new stations. volume and power buttons also on steering wheel.

that stereo will be useful the next 20 years.

ate shit on live tv
Feb 15, 2004

LBGT United
Did nothing wrong.

Farmer Crack-rear end posted:

honestly one of the things i love about driving a 1997 car is not having some bullshit "infotainment center" garbaging up the console

Same but my s2000 from 2008.

The Management posted:

touchscreens are a terrible idea in cars. if it doesnít have hard buttons for basic functions, do not buy.

Samuel L. ACKSYN
Feb 29, 2008




maybe if new cars didn't have useless tiny rear windows we wouldnt all have to have backup cameras


my first car was an old buick where the back window was literally flat and straight up and down, and the trunk angled downward

rear visibility was great. and now u cant see poo poo outta these new cars


anyway cars are a gently caress

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007

But it soon became quite clear that while losers flourished everywhere, winners were a rare and reticent breed with preferences for camouflage and anonymity.


Biscuit Hider

OldAlias posted:

try communicating a lat/lon number to another person. if addressing is informal or quirky then diving the world into squares which are easier to reference and communicate could help for delivery, and to rural areas for example. e. like for that last example, if you have acres of land or something then the geotranslation of an address might not resolve to somewhere useful

we've already had a better system for years that does exactly that

ADINSX
Sep 9, 2003

tuned to a dead channel




Yeah I'm sure its way easier to stay "Computer take me to four q f j one two three four six seven eight nine" than it is to say "Computer take me to Tree Pillow Television"

OldAlias
Nov 2, 2013

I COULDN'T EVEN PLAY ONE TURN OF THE YOSPOS SMAC PBEM GAME AND ALL I GOT WAS A NERVE STAPLING AND THIS SHITTY TEXT!


ADINSX posted:

Yeah I'm sure its way easier to stay "Computer take me to four q f j one two three four six seven eight nine" than it is to say "Computer take me to Tree Pillow Television"

this. obviously there are multiple existing solutions to this problem already but they all suck in some way

Farmer Crack-Ass
Jan 2, 2001

ensign dwarf, set a course for getting blitzed the fuck out

warp factor nine

i loving hate talking to computers/robots

Elder Postsman
Aug 30, 2000


i used hot bot to search for "teens"



Farmer Crack-rear end posted:

i loving hate talking to computers/robots

extremely same

ate shit on live tv
Feb 15, 2004

LBGT United
Did nothing wrong.

ADINSX posted:

Yeah I'm sure its way easier to stay "Computer take me to four q f j one two three four six seven eight nine" than it is to say "Computer take me to Tree Pillow Television"

Maybe just learn to read a road map, and learn how to navigate yourself then drive there, instead of being completely blind and dependent on something that has zero knowledge of real route conditions?

ADINSX
Sep 9, 2003

tuned to a dead channel



ate poo poo on live tv posted:

Maybe just learn to read a road map, and learn how to navigate yourself then drive there, instead of being completely blind and dependent on something that has zero knowledge of real route conditions?

I'm not advocating for the solution but don't pretend it doesn't have advantages. It would be pretty neat to look up some rural address up online and be able to remember three words vs some combination of numbers and meaningless street/city names that might not even point to the actual location.

For example, we went trap shooting the other day, the range was in a bedroom community of a bedroom community; down a gravel road off a rural highway. It would have been more convenient for me as someone not from the town to look up three magic words that just tell my car how to get there.

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OldAlias
Nov 2, 2013

I COULDN'T EVEN PLAY ONE TURN OF THE YOSPOS SMAC PBEM GAME AND ALL I GOT WAS A NERVE STAPLING AND THIS SHITTY TEXT!


ate poo poo on live tv posted:

Maybe just learn to read a road map, and learn how to navigate yourself then drive there, instead of being completely blind and dependent on something that has zero knowledge of real route conditions?

hmm yeah, automated delivery drone should just ďread a road mapĒ and drop deliver my poo poo into a swamp. and most people donít know how to read maps anyways so what good is that?

e ^ ya. I doubt this will Ďreplaceí anything anyways but just interop with other spatial representations, but I donít know enough about it

OldAlias fucked around with this message at Jan 14, 2018 around 23:40

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