Your car's dashboard apps: state of play

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Derek loves nothing more than punching a remote location into a GPS, queuing up some music and heading out on a long drive, so it's a good thing he's in charge of CNET Australia's Car Tech channel.

The problem with car tech, especially the cutting edge, in-cabin stuff, is that it takes its sweet time winging its way down under. Take, for instance, the apps that run from your car's entertainment system.

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model007 posted a comment   

Next thing you will have a virus in your car,How safe can this be when people have enough trouble driving as it is. The proven fact is that driving a car actually uses more of your brain that just about anything else you would normally do in your day.Unless you are a pilot!!!


Yoda7 posted a comment   

Deal breaker for me, and probably many others, too.


Yoda7 posted a comment   

Ford Australia forever seem to be way too subservient to their ignorant US masters. Over 30 years so many mistakes have been made (stopped V8 sales with XD/XE? Falcon range, Ford Taurus, Ford Explorer/(Exploder), letting the current Falcon body get so out-of-date; the the list goes on.

The most successful Fords (like Territory) are the ones with the most Australian input, yet Ford USA just cannot accept that.

Now another glaring marketing mistake with the Focus. Failure to include a big screen, My Touch Ford and satnav on the Focus (


watchoutforwilly posted a comment   

Australians are the more often than not the first to embrace new technologies. Why on earth are the car companies here listening and providing these features. Ford lost a sale with me for the new Focus solely because they haven't released it with the MyFordTouch system in Australia.


car dvd gps supplier posted a reply   

you can release it yourself, if you don't like the screen you can release it and install a cd player on the car, that's simple.

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