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Volvo introduces voice commands via Microsoft Band - Tesla?

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by AnOutsider, Jan 5, 2016.

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  1. AnOutsider

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    Remote voice control for Volvo cars is coming to the Microsoft Band 2 this Spring

    I've been tinkering with a way to unlock and start my Model S via my Band 2, but they just took it a heck of a lot farther. I hope Tesla takes time to invest in things like this. I remember someone mentioning that the apps were sort of a side thing for them. I know they have bigger fish to fry, but it would be cool if they kept up with little innovations like this.
     
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    Bigger fish to fry, maybe that's true. They have a lot of big issues to tackle. At the same time, the experience of the user and thus how they feel about their product is very important. I always bring up the very first iPhone. There were many other phones that had more features but Apple focused very much on a very good user interface and apps making the experience amazing. It felt much better than anything else despite having less features in the beginning. Using a 17 inch touch screen in the Model S was a similar idea, but frankly the entire UI and functionality seem a little dated and the lack of apps shows.
     

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