🌅 Good morning guys. I hope you woke up on the right side of bed today. I was not. Literally. And now I have shoulder pain that I’m fighting back to bring you today’s edition of the Daily Authority. Well, it’s not all that exciting 😂. This is what happened while you were asleep.
Automakers come to buy your wallets…every month
Buying a new car is a big deal for most people. They save money, compare models and brands, make a checklist of the features they want, etc. But imagine having to shell out extra monthly payments for things that were previously free with cars. For example, will you pay a monthly subscription fee just to use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay in your car? I, for example, will not. as such the edge Points out, here’s why the future of cars might be a subscription mess.
- Let’s face it – the auto industry is on the slow track now.
- Sales are declining due to supply chain constraints and global stagnation in demand.
- So how do car companies make money? Well, they go the subscription route.
- Did you know that BMW previously tried to sell you an $80 annual subscription to Apple CarPlay in 2019? They dropped it later, fortunately, common sense prevailed.
- But the automakers haven’t finished paying you for features that were once free.
- BMW now charges a monthly subscription of £10 (about $12) for heated seats in the UK.
- Toyota makes drivers pay $8 a month if they want some connected services, including the ability to remotely start their cars.
- Volkswagen, Toyota, Audi, Cadillac, Porsche, and Tesla have all opted for subscription models for certain options, such as driver assistance features or voice recognition.
- With more computer hardware and software features heading into cars, automakers have more opportunities to charge for subscription-based services.
- Industry Analysts pridect That subscriptions come in the mass car market. That means they’re coming for us, guys!
- All electric, connected, and self-driving vehicles scream “subscription services.”
- General Motors already earns billions Car subscription services.
- The company’s senior vice president recently stated that customers are willing to spend $135 per month on services.
- With over 16 million vehicles on the road, imagine the possibility of offering more and more subscription services.
- Basically people pay car companies to remove a software block or enable an existing functionality.
- In the future, we may end up paying for something as basic as a software upgrade.
- Unless automakers lower car prices to compensate for subscription services, the whole thing is a bad idea.
📵 ‘The thoughtful victim of firing nothing struck me as a prankster’ – AA’s Bogdan Petrovan shares his thoughts on the Nothing Phone 1 launch event and why he felt it was a “transparency rig” (Android salad).
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🤖 Next time you see Android 13, it will be in its stable form! In the meantime, here’s what the latest beta brings (Android salad).
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US Air Force tests new weapon Designed to kill electronics instead of humans. We will take this trade any day, thank you. Also, does this give anyone else Matrix feelings? Do you know how they sometimes use electromagnetic bombs to kill machines? Anyway… the real thing is cooler.
- No, you will not fry the Fire TV Stick remote. This is the only picture we have of burning letter 🤯.
- The device is called a High Energy Non-Kinesive Electromagnetic Strike Weapon, or HiJENKS.
- It is the result of a five-year project to create a weapon that can destroy electronics in a targeted manner.
- The weapon can disable the electronics without using physical force or damage.
- Basically, you fry electronics with pulsed bursts of microwave energy.
- And it can fit into the case of cruise missile launcher.
- It could also be in many other weapons, from drone payloads to onboard weapon pods.
- Currently, the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Research Laboratory are conducting a two-month trial of HiJENKS.
Classy, isn’t it? Currently go check How Adam Savage from Tested built his Matrix-style EMP key from scratch.
Good day. TGIF tomorrow!