On Sat, 12 Oct 2013 01:04:18 +1100, Noddy <email@example.com>
>On 12/10/13 12:25 AM, PhilD wrote:
>> I didn't say it was good just that it's being thought of.
>God only knows why.
>> Plenty of people use smart phone Apps and bigger Pads for navigation
>> and with the phone etc in a car cradle power is taken care of.
>Not for me. The TomTom does a way better job and is easier to see than
>my One XL even when it's in it's cradle.
My phone has a bigger screen than my Garmin.
>> I have a GPS mapping program running that has all the topo maps for Australia
>> on it with a couple of different resolutions plus availability to use
>> Google street mapping and another App that has Australia wide camping
>> rest stops. The phone is also connected to the car voice controlled
>> system by Bluetooth and I can answer calls by one button on the
>> steering wheel and provided I can make it work I can initiate calls by
>> voice with just the one button push, provided I'm in a reception area
>> of course.
>I used to use the bluetooth function of of my TomTom as a hands free
>phone connect, but it got a bit iffy as the thing got older and doesn't
>work well with later phones. So I put a bluetooth capable stereo in the
>ute and that works great.
>> There's the added problem of which emergency service should respond if
>> the passengers are unable to speak.
>Firies probably. If they're unable to talk they're probably going to
>need help getting out of the wreckage.
>All this crap they're putting in cars today kinda makes me laugh a bit
>like mobile phones today. I remember the days when no one had one at all
>and everyone got by just fine :)
No, without the technology they died in remote areas :-)