If you're operating a Windows computer _while_ you're driving, then I have yet another reason to be glad I don't live in Texas.Cruzer said:but the manual for Window's 2000 has 2-3 times more pages and I haven't spent a minute reading it because it is "mostly" intuitive. For a long-time user, it is very intuitive.
There's a difference between an innovative idea and a good idea. My employer's telephone system has less complicated menus than idrive does, and I have to RTFM to access all but the most common features. Old fuds, artsy/fartsy, and technical illiteracyhave nothing to do with it.Same will happen to i-Drive. Initially people will ***** and moan until they connect the dots to its intuitive features and architecture. Over time it will be intuitive from car to car. Until then, old fogies and artsy/fartsy people who have no sense of intuition and technological knowhow will continue to ***** and moan.
Overall their review had a very optimistic tone like they were open minded to the idrive idea, but this implementation was completely damning.
You do not need to have the voice repeat all options. There are 30 or so short commands.Cruzer said:Plus, you don't have to wait for the voice to repeat everything. Can you just talk over the voice (like the newer automatic phone menus)? Thanks.