Re: radio suggestion
Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:57 pm
The posts from the duplicate topic have been moved here.
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Ok, thanks.LeftieBiker wrote:The posts from the duplicate topic have been moved here.
Thanks, I momentarily forgot I had already posted about it.baustin wrote:You have already posted about this: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=27931
On top of the fact that radio in the car is receive only, there are distracted driving laws that would interfere with implementation of this. The Leaf already limits interaction with the NAV system when the vehicle is moving, due to safety concerns.
Thanks, I wish that I had not used the word "vote" or "voting" or put forth more than one suggestion in the same post. It seems I have greatly complicated things. I'll try to clear it up:davewill wrote:This could conceivably be done with a phone app. It would periodically sample the mic, listening for what program/station is currently playing. When you're done driving, you could then review the list of programs you had listened to and up/down rank them. Although, to be honest, the fact that you listened for a period of time is sort of an automatic up vote, isn't it?
Thanks for pointing out Android Auto to me. If it is collecting this data but is not letting people know that they are participating in some sort of radio listening ratings estimation, then this would be stopping short of my suggestion. Again, part of where I am coming from on this is that at some point I was chosen to participate in a radio ratings program, but then unfortunately it became clear that I couldn't participate. But my hopes were up and it brought home to me that it would be fun to think our choices are, in some way, counted.baustin wrote:This is probably already done, to some extend, in Android Auto, considering how Google already captures and monetizes user data.
Your points seem like very strong nay-saying.baustin wrote:For the automakers, this is a non-starter. There are too many privacy, safety, and regulatory issues to deal with. Also, there are the costs to setup the infrastructure to capture, receive, and store the data, and to pay the personnel to manage the system, and try to find someone willing to pay enough for the data to make the effort worthwhile.