Bad aproach with car integrations

i was just thinking when i saw the bmw integration, wouldnt it be better to make smartthings work with apple carplay and android auto instead of making an integration with each car manofacturer? i think the bmw integration its a loss of time for the smartthings developers, when there are more things to do and just a little of users with compatible cars…

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I agree completely. My next car purchase will heavily depend on the technology and OS the car uses. I want to be able to safely answer and respond to texts and emails when driving.

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The BMW integration is entirely about business and marketing strategy and nothing, whatsoever, to do with technical efficiency and consumer friendliness.

But what else is new? Apple, Google, and Microsoft all have automobile console integration strategies, and none of these are for altruistic purposes either.

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What else would you expect? They’re not charities, after all. :smile:

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