Originally Posted by siliconkiwi
I wouldn't want critical functionality in my car reliant on a 3rd party product where Fisker has zero control of the total software stack, and no control of obsolescence of the device... but I really want my critical automotive functionality running in a controlled software environment, not on iOS (case in point, my iPad and iPhone reset randomly, I don't recall anyone here having their *entire command center* reset randomly, despite all the SW issues - and yes, Android is just as shaky...).
I'm not suggesting any change to the hard/software needed to operate the car / batteries/ technology. This is their core tech.
There is a separate layer of software that is provided by the command console. It allows us music, navi, A/C, user settings, etc. We aren't complaining about our cars not driving as much as we are that the console is hard to use, unresponsive, missing features etc.
For this functionality I'm suggesting a "Fisker App" would be a much better approach ( in addition to real volume & A/C dials ). I have an iPhone/iPad and they kick the **** out of anything Fisker could produce as we are trained to compare "apps" & "platforms" on the same level. We expect our command center to browse the net and have multi-touch, etc. etc. It's a silly, uphill, and already lost battle.
An app within an iPhone that allows me to customize my Fisker would be _even cooler_. As far as mounting an iPad to the dash, it seems cheesy to me but could be an option.