I know LOL They do say its early production and they are still working on it.Some something else to go wrong with the car And when the butler gives the wrong information...are you going to sue him virtually? LOL
I have been in I.T. for 35 years so I have seen all the changes that have taken place as well. Geez, when I was taking computer science in university we were still using punch cards as the data input! There were no screens LOL Computers have come a LONG way but with all the advancement, different platforms, etc. so have all the problems getting all the systems to talk to each other.....diagnosing problems is a whole other issue. It is only going to get worse in my opinion.
Unfortunately my experience with the younger I.T. professionals has not been so positive. In my generation, we analyzed, designed, programmed, tested, debugged and repeated until we made sure that everything worked flawlessly. These days they want to get everything built and out to the public as quickly as possible and skip a lot of steps thereby sacrificing quality and resulting in a lot more problems. With all these systems trying to talk to each other, it makes diagnosis very very difficult. Everyone starts putting the blame on the 'other' system. There are just too many variables. For example my bank (Royal Bank of Canada) has a mobile app which worked just fine, quickly and easily. A couple of weeks ago they come out with a new app, more graphics, pictures, etc. claiming better functionality. Well in the first week their customers (including me) were in an uproar - users could not sign onto the app, it timed out. If they could sign on then the app didn't function correctly, etc. Customers were unable to do their banking! And this from the largest bank in Canada! Why didn't they just leave things well enough alone or do a lto more testing? The old app worked...no one was complaning about it. Why fancy it up with pictures and fancy graphics which makes it run slower? I would rather have functionality over 'prettiness'.
That's outright silliness....really? a virtual butler.....in a CAR!!!!!! yeah I can see Bentley owners going to their dealership complaining the "Butler" keep screwing up the dry martini's and wants it reprogrammed LOL.....How stupid does it have to get before it starts to get better!....can't stop laughing here!
You are so right there! Companies save money by recycling cheaper employees and don't care about the consequences. In my industry we actually try like **** to bend over backwards to make the good ones stay. But I have to be honest, a lot of the jobs in my shop (if you aren't a highly skilled laser operator) aren't high level and I can only pay so much for that skill. It becomes boring and dead end for the guys (although I have some guys content doing that forever). We try to pick the motivated ones and train them for the higher skill, pay, responsibility but then I get whacked when they decide to leave. The people that stay long term and we've had long term (25+ years) have been our engineers and some management. It's kind of the nature of some of our business. Kids come in learn some things then move on if we are lucky we get someone who really likes it and has a passion for it and stays. We've tried incentive programs, more vacation time for staying, we have picnics parties, try everything to create a more "fun" work environment and comoraderie with the guys. Unless someone is a real screw up we try to work with them and keep that training investment and keep them happy. BUT as a business owner we do have to pay the bills and turn a profit to support my family so we just can't pay people anything they wish or always promote them where they want to be unless they are committed and contributing to the company. I hate losing a good guy more than anything and will always do what I can to keep them around. It costs more money in lost time and training to bring in a new guy than to work with a guy I already got.Companies spend a fortune training their employees to learn technology. They need to provide an environment where the employees want to stay and make a career with them. At one time the longer the time you were employed with a company was looked at as a positive. Now many companies, especially technology oriented, look at employee longetivity as a negative as they think the person does not have entrepreneurial skills....in other words the more times you change employers is a good thing. Just seems crazy to me...guess I am getting too old.
The idea itself is fantastic....but I think in the great scope of things as they now stand, manufactures NEED to establish solid protocols regarding tech components that can actually communicate with one another, repeatedly and for the most part....flawlessly... as in the case of the issues your mkc 's modem is going through...It's actually a little creepy if you think of it, some dude in your back seat.
But I love technology and it is pretty incredible if they pull something like that off.