[kwlug-disc] i'm in the market for a new set of wheels ...

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Sat Mar 20 16:15:26 EDT 2010

On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 4:06 PM, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:

> On Fri, 2010-03-19 at 14:09 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > ... oh, look:
> >
> >
> http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2010/03/19/worlds-androidequipped-car-enters-production/?awesm=tnw.to_15pxb&utm_medium=tnw.to-twitter&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=tweetmeme
> This will be awesome until Rogers decides your car's firmware is out of
> date and remote disables it. ;)

I am not really keen on getting such a car. Chinese cars have very little
here, and are not proven yet. If one looks at the recalls from top brands
Toyota, Lexus, General Motors and Honda, one can imagine what things will be
like from a manufacturing country known to churn out goods of questionable

I think the use of Android is partially because they don't have to pay
license fees
to Microsoft (like Ford's Sync).

However, if other car brands jump on this bandwagon, it is a good thing.
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
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Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
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