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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by jacobau, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. jacobau

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    Hey Guys,

    Sorry if this in the wrong area, but I was wondering if there was any updates on the headunit situation. At the moment there is only the alpine unit which looks the best. Does anyone know if there will be more units in the future. Would another mylink unit with CarPlay work?

    Cheers
     
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    Not me, would be nice, but spending on other things that make it go fast at the moment.
     
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    Reasonably happy with my Alpine unit, couple of minor software bugs that I hope they fix but can't complain, does what it says it does.
     
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    I use CarPlay in the VZ and find I don't need to look at the deck much at all.
    I have to dic k about with the series 2 headunit in the VE far more. The series 1 head unit in the VE was worse still.

    The usability of CarPlay more or less removes mucking around with any tech. Just press the button and Siri does the rest. Android Auto would be similar.

    They also make obsolescence hurt far less.

    Maybe they went looking for an outcome and created a study to reach that conclusion. That's a common practice with studies.
     
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    I think a valid response to the results of the study are "well, der".
    Having said that, the title of the articles infers it's Android Auto or CarPlay that's causing the distration; it's not, it's just fiddling with the screen that you need to look down & fiddle with. It's no different to using a 'phone or any other browser.

    It's no different to using the standard MyLink screen to switch between sources or radio stations.

    Doesn't mean they're a bad thing, it just means Stupid's Gonna Stupid. Pull over or get a passenger to punch your destination into Google Maps or Waze and then don't play with the thing while driving - problem negated.
     
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    with Alpine unit fitted, is the head up display still shows navigation when using the Alpine navigation??
     
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    But the temptation to fiddle is too great :oops:

    Reality is that any action other than concentrating on you driving has a detrimental impact, to some degree, on ones reaction, even talking to a passenger or someone on the phone via hands free :eek:

    The only reason I’d want AA, is that the MyLink maps are so out of date and the voice recognition POI/ name search is not intuitive. So rather than be distracted and argue with MyLink, I pull over and use the phone to find the address of whatever I’m interested in and then enter that into MyLink (cause I hate flat phone batteries and don’t carry a charge with me) :oops:
     
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    Not the first version from accounts made on the forum. Don’t know about the later unit.
     
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    @iphonerleo, let us know if you ask Alpine's pre-sales support people about the newer vesion of it; they answered my question on the same topic about the first version.
     
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    Meanwhile inside a tesla there is nothing to distract a driver LOL

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    Kayhan have updated their original units which use your screen and interface and then give the options of on-board nav, DAB+ radio, DVD/TV and the two flavours of car play. Pricey. I'm thinking about taking the plunge.
     
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    Did you have a link with more details; struggling to even find the info on their own website as the Product information tab doesn't seem to work! Cheers.
     
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