Want your car with Apple or Android?  And with obstacle sensors, like drones?

Want your car with Apple or Android? And with obstacle sensors, like drones?

If there’s one thing that makes car brands relatively bad, it’s the interface. There are many new heroes in the automotive world. A clear example of this is Elon Musk, whether he likes it or not, he decided to build an electric car and join an unwanted club, that of car builders. Not only did he have to accept the club, but the club changed, he was a rock in the swamp and not just a factor, he has huge responsibilities in today’s car market. The most frequent criticism of their Tesla models is that they are computers with cars around them.

Tesla with 7 screens inside. 3 are in the car and it takes 4 phones. Can you find it all? (Tesla image)

Now the problem for most manufacturers is that they are trying to put more and more computers in their cars after the reverse process of Tesla. And they do it so badly that, to be honest, traditional car manufacturers make a pretty mess between the buttons, the touch screen, the voice command, and the massive sensor. There are times when, with small changes in detail, it is possible to get into any car and quickly understand all the functions from the steering wheel to the air conditioning control.

Tesla is a perfect example of the confusion created, even though it is the representative equal of the new generation of vehicles, managing the confusion of the menu on such a large screen that it is dangerous to change the temperature of the cabin without stopping the car. All functions are machine customizable.

In next Polestar 2 this screen will be all Android.

Even worse, because the learning curve for each car takes longer with each new model. Every builder has his own menu or a combination of menus and buttons, it’s confusing.

In recent times, and especially after the last program for Apple programmers, it is clear which way to go. Apple and Google are in an open battle for control of our car. Thanks to the experience of computers, mobile phones and many dedicated labs, they are in a better position to take care of our car screens than the manufacturers themselves. Instead of adding to the car’s capabilities, including cell phones, they will control everything from speedometers to seat adjustments, and everything we see on the screen will come from one of these companies.

What is most certain is that each brand, or group of brands, chooses to form a partnership and who will handle the user’s menu, or ultimately the user will be able to choose the same car with different versions of the menu. Want your car with Apple or Android? But it seems unlikely. Google and Apple are the real deal when it comes to distracting us with rumors of prototypes (forgotten in Google’s case) or the already seemingly mythical Apple car like the Unicorn.

DJI in-car (DJI) system components

During this war, the Chinese proved once again that they are no longer just copying and predicting the future. DJI, the world’s leading drone brand, is leveraging its skills to launch in the automotive market. Again, not with its own brand of cars but with a line of sensors and programs aimed at future autonomous cars and middle generations. They are parking systems, vehicle and road sensors capable of performing complex tricks, they are the eyes, ears, radar and brain of the car of the future.

Another area where many builders are relatively lost and requires knowledgeable people to take advantage of the confusion. DJI’s voice is raised to control this very important market. But Apple and Google are originally American, DJI is Chinese, and I’m not surprised that, like Huawei, the US administration wants to determine if it’s dangerous for hardware, machines that would be the brains of autonomous cars. Made in China.

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