Software update thread.

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Mogbat975
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Software update thread.

Post by Mogbat975 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:46 am

Thought I'd create a thread for your ideas on what you would like in any future software updates.

I'll start it off by allowing you to set the drive mode so you don't have to keep changing it everytime you start the engine.


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Re: Software update thread.

Post by hdasmith » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:50 pm

I'd like CarPlay to be visible in the instrument cluster. The phone can do it, but manufacturers seem slow to be including it. I can't see any reason why not, especially on something like Volvo's range of cars with LCD instrument clusters.
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Re: Software update thread.

Post by andygou » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:03 pm

A voice command to zoom the map would be handy
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Re: Software update thread.

Post by pjm007 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:32 pm

As mentioned way back, a voice command to change the Drive Mode. That would still enable a start in Comfort Mode to fit in with UK legislation, and be easier than pressing the button or screen.
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Re: Software update thread.

Post by Mogbat975 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:39 pm

pjm007 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:32 pm
As mentioned way back, a voice command to change the Drive Mode. That would still enable a start in Comfort Mode to fit in with UK legislation, and be easier than pressing the button or screen.
What do you mean comply with legislation?


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Re: Software update thread.

Post by pjm007 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:07 pm

Mogbat975 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:39 pm
pjm007 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:32 pm
As mentioned way back, a voice command to change the Drive Mode. That would still enable a start in Comfort Mode to fit in with UK legislation, and be easier than pressing the button or screen.
What do you mean comply with legislation?
See comments by eg AlexK and Boomer in this thread:-

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=285&p=2031&hilit=Comfort#p2031

This thread is also relevant to the Start/Stop element:-

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=567&hilit=18+010
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Re: Software update thread.

Post by Halichopter » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:23 pm

I've noticed the Pilot assist will often try to take an exit. This seems like an easy fix when you have the dotted lane separator on the left to guide the car.


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Re: Software update thread.

Post by Halichopter » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:27 pm

Also, I totally agree with the first post suggesting CarPlay to show up in the instrument cluster. This is the first thing we noticed and our car dealer said that many people want this and they hope a software update will come someday. I also agree with an easier ability to change drive mode. Seems the US also has regulations that force the car to start in Comfort mode and require the driver to change modes.


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