It's also illegal to speed or drive in a fun fashion. What's your point?Originally Posted by huna
Well geez I don't know....lets see....I have my text/ringtones all customized. So when I hear a particular sound I know what the text/call is about or from without looking at my phone. So if my home automation system alerts a camera or alarm trigger I know. If a customers system goes down, I receive text with system failure info.Originally Posted by huna
As it stands now I have to keep my phone in the cup holder so I can actually see if I get an alert.
If they are replacing the head units, maybe it's a good time to ask if you could add Nav. I would be willing to pay the difference. I imagine it's a different head unit than the standard CUE.
But even if the hardware is in place, what will ultimately stop dealers from doing an upgrade is intellectual property rights. Whoever supplies GM with the maps licenses them per vehicle sold with Nav. It would be illegal to add Nav (actually the maps) after sale unless there is a mechanism to obtain a license for the car.
Lots of people want to do this and have been told by their dealer its not possible. Dealers like making money; if there was a legitimate procedure to license the maps (i.e. upgrade to Nav) the dealers would be all over it. So I would give 100 to 1 odds the only way to upgrade to Nav would be an illegal hack to load stollen maps without paying for a license.
Last edited by bungee91; 03-01-13 at 09:52 AM.
bungee91, just for clarification my ATS did receive the new touch panel as it was part of a service bulletin for my ATS (see my post above as to what was updated). One of the main reasons for the replacement as it states on the service bulletin that I asked the tech to give me a copy of is for the volume raising on it's own and/or sticking at maximum. It may be based upon VIN# so it's possible not every ATS will receive this service bulletin, but mine did and I had purchased and picked up the car in October so it was only about 1 month after the cars started showing up on dealer lots. Not sure if new builds will also get that replacement.
Heck if it would let SIRI read me my message which Siri already does, that would rock. Prior to the update, you can't let Siri do its job and read you the text. Now from what I've read on other threads is that SiRi is working but to what extent I do not know.
Yes, every function of SIRI works with the new CUE update. You can check your text messages, reply, etc. The only thing I don't see is a way to initiate SIRI from the screen or steering wheel controls which would be great (it does not appear that they have incorporated Eyes Free yet, I tried holding the voice prompt button for a few seconds, double-tapping, etc.), you have to still press and hold the iPhone home button to initiate SIRI or raise the phone to your ear if that option is turned on, but once that is done you are connected.
One possibility I am checking into (anyone here done this yet?), is jailbreaking one of my iPhones and installing Hands Free. Apparently this app keeps the microphone on and listens for the word 'Siri' and launches it automatically. Would be interesting to see how this works with CUE, but potentially that would get around having to physically press the home button each time you want to use Siri. There is also another app (also required jailbreaking) that controls Spotify with SIRI. Put these two together, and assuming all of the planets are aligned correctly , it could be possible to just say what artist/song/playlist in Spotify you want to play - at least until hopefully someday Cadillac comes out with a Spotify app. Just a thought.
Last edited by AZCADATS; 03-01-13 at 12:34 PM.
Well this is somewhat good news. But still doesn't solve the lack of notification of arriving text. If you have your phone in the "safe" or in the armrest console, you have no way of knowing of when a text arrives without looking at the phone. I know it's petty but I just hate stepping back in technology when "upgrading" vehicle brands.