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Old 04-29-2016, 09:58 AM
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Does it occur to anyone else that the reason ford and gm and others are pushing car play is because their systems are not as well thought out or work as well as uConnect?


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Old 04-29-2016, 10:29 AM
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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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But Carplay and Android Auto will evolve and get better. Imagine what they might be like ten years from now (when I plan to still be driving this Jeep).

Your Uconnect will never be any better than the day you roll it off the lot.
Uconnect just released an update to give Siri-eyesfree to (edit 2013-2015) 2014 8.4AN units so saying it will never get any better is not true. There have even been rumors that these same units will be upgradable to CarPlay/Android Auto but I just want a reliable system that functions well. I like the bird I have in hand just fine

Yes it will evolve and improve but many of the features it will need will still require new hardware both in the head unit and phones and it will probably always be a different environment then what each auto manufacturer will need to interface to the vehicle itself (settings, vehicle features, etc...) so you will always have a difference (some have said its jarring) switching between CarPlay features and the rest of the vehicle features. I really don't think Apple will go there.

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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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Does it occur to anyone else that the reason ford and gm and others are pushing car play is because their systems are not as well thought out or work as well as uConnect?


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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Is it true that with CarPlay you actually have to connect your phone to the car via a cable? Ugh, that would suck
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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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Is it true that with CarPlay you actually have to connect your phone to the car via a cable? Ugh, that would suck


Currently it's the only way to transfer information fast enough between the device and the car. The iPhone is driving the UI/traffic/music/etc and BT wouldn't be able to carry the data load and unsure if Wifi has the ability to carry the information. Remember with CarPlay you want it fast and responsive with little to no lag when you interact with onscreen objects and only way to do that is to have a direct connection.
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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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Currently it's the only way to transfer information fast enough between the device and the car. The iPhone is driving the UI/traffic/music/etc and BT wouldn't be able to carry the data load and unsure if Wifi has the ability to carry the information. Remember with CarPlay you want it fast and responsive with little to no lag when you interact with onscreen objects and only way to do that is to have a direct connection.
Ios9 supports wireless carplay but supposedly Apple has forbidden any manufacturers from turning it on as they don't want slow interconnect to tarnish the experience. So it is cable only for now.
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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

And i believe android auto is the same. Needs to be connected. Which also sux.
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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

How reliable is CarPlay navi vs standard satellite navigation? Wouldn't you lose navigation when not roaming or in zones affiliated with your wireless carrier vs. more reliable cost free satellite based navi? Isn't this a less cost effective option since you're paying monthly for your cellular service to access Carplay's navigational features? I can justify the dual systems that offer both satellite and CarPlay based navigation features i.e. Kenwood and Pioneer. But how reliable is just CarPlay working solo? It's not even accessible via Bluetooth since your device needs to be connected via USB at all times correct? Am I missing something here as well?


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2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Biggest difference is when that car is 5 years old you have a 5 year old map. CarPlay will always have the latest updates, although I will admit the google maps stomp apples. Still will be way ahead of what the standard nav would be down the road though.

Also - you can still have standard nav. CarPlay is just a UI change when the phone is connected, but Uconnect is always the underlying UI.


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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Eeeek going back to a cable would be a no no for me. I probably just wouldn't even use it. Not that connecting one cable is difficult, but who wants to go back to doing that? I was in my friends brand new 2017 Chevy Volt yesterday checking it out and I'm like why the F you have an iPhone cable laying all over your center console. He said CarPlay
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How reliable is CarPlay navi vs standard satellite navigation? Wouldn't you lose navigation when not roaming or in zones affiliated with your wireless carrier vs. more reliable cost free satellite based navi? Isn't this a less cost effective option since you're paying monthly for your cellular service to access Carplay's navigational features? I can justify the dual systems that offer both satellite and CarPlay based navigation features i.e. Kenwood and Pioneer. But how reliable is just CarPlay working solo? It's not even accessible via Bluetooth since your device needs to be connected via USB at all times correct? Am I missing something here as well?


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Haven't you ever used nav on your iPhone or other smart phone? Works great and has traffic updates too. Smart phones have built in GPS.
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Haven't you ever used nav on your iPhone or other smart phone? Works great and has traffic updates too. Smart phones have built in GPS.
Personally, I never have. Why would I want to fiddle with such a small screen, especially when driving, when my built in nav is so much bigger? I compare it with watching a tv show on a laptop vs. my widescreen.
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