Merc1107 wrote:That Trax ad is cringeworthy... So what happens when the technology goes out of date? Oh, that right, you'll just have to send your $30,000 car to the wreckers because the iPhone 999,999PlusMinusGoldSELimited came out, and its got 500 more features (that I don't need) than the last one...
The problem with this level of technology in cars is - when it breaks, all the mod-cons go with it, and the repair bill is thousands (because, "Dealership only," or parts that are difficult to source)... Just one of the many reasons my daily is a 23.5 year old. Can't abide new cars, they're detestable heaps of plastic garbage.
The Trax has Apple Carplay and Android Auto, they are systems that simply provide a car friendly interface using the phone's computing processor, essentially your phone's screen switches from the phone itself to the car's screen. The system does not use the car's own computer. As such, Apple Carplay and Android Auto is automatically updated when you update your's phone's system or when you get a new phone. It is not dependent on the car's built-in computer system so it won't go out of date when you get a new phone. In fact, this system is probably better than a car without Apple Carplay and Android Auto because carmakers are generally lazy updating their infotainment systems, Apple Carplay and Android Auto updates are done over the phone and are not dependent on the carmaker.
If Apple Carplay or Android Auto breaks, then either your phone is broken or your infotainment system is broken. If it is the latter, you can always buy a new aftermarket infotainment system that supports Apple Carplay or Android Auto, you don't need to send your car to the scrapheap.