"The German news site heise.de writes [German language only] that soon you can interact with your iPhone from the built-in touchscreen of their cars. The idea is shown in this youtube.com video."
The press release speaks of the advantages (in sales-speak) of integrating a large portrait-oriented touch screen with an advanced voice control system like Siri.
This comes at a time, where Switzerland is contemplating of moving against large built-in screens in cars, as they are distracting for the driver http://readzer.com/."
(Score: 4, Interesting) by memememe on Wednesday March 05 2014, @09:45AM
What is the added value of a standard car maker involving itself financially and manpower-wise to win races, when they could have used that money and effort to develop better commuter vehicles? And no. I don't race cars.
Do you even own one?
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 05 2014, @10:04AM
Do I own a Volvo? No.
Do I own a car? Yes.
Would I consider replacing it with a Volvo? No.
Might the answer to the last question be different if Volvo still made something akin to the OV4 (the only car that even managed to finish the 1928 Moscow-Leningrad-Moscow rally without penalty)? Quite possibly.
Do I race cars? No. But I do place tangible extra value on a car that can withstand such gruelling treatment so admirably (if it can do that, chances are it will never have any problem with anything I might need to do with it)
(Score: 4, Interesting) by mojo chan on Wednesday March 05 2014, @01:36PM
The technology developed for racing filters down to passenger cars. Not just things designed to make the cars go faster, things that make them safer, lighter, more fuel efficient and more reliable. Le Mans is a good example, with many cars failing to even finish due to mechanical breakdown.
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(Score: 2) by EvilJim on Wednesday March 05 2014, @09:03PM
my folks test drove a pontiac lemans once, what a piece of shit. suspension was far too hard for regular city driving, may have been ok on a race track but I wouldn't know.