Apple’s next generation CarPlay allows auto manufacturers to license the OS | Don’t look now but Apple is back to licensing an operating system after decades::undefined

  • Ghostalmedia
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    22 months ago

    Agreed. Although infotainment solutions from smaller, or less gigantic, 3rd parties has been the norm for years. I had some connections to that space for a while, and I would often see large automakers forcing their software vendor into stupid constraints, or automakers accepting terrible software experiences as long as they checked off a list of requested features.

    The legacy automakers have really struggled to make good and stable user experiences. They either don’t care, or want to care, but don’t have the internal expertise to hire a good software engineering and UX team.

    Not saying it can’t be done, but I’m kind of glad someone is moving the UX ball down the court right now.