OK, I'm driving around in my 2013 Accord and the phone rings and I hit
the hands-free (!) answer, and I'm talking to the guy, and I pull over
and park, and - can I turn off the car and keep the call? I turn off
the car, pick up my cell phone, and the call is still live, hurray!
So I finish the call, go off to lunch, come back and start the car -
and it reports "no phone is attached, do you want to attach your
phone?" and it remembers that my phone is a Samsung yada yada, so I
hit yes, and it reattaches - and another call comes in and it's all
So, is that a feature or bug, that when you turn off the car in the
middle of the call, it detaches the phone connection?
My guess is, bug.
On Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:19:17 -0500, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
I used to have a blackberry paired with my 2012 civic, and when I was
streaming music from it, I would get song information (title, artist,
etc) on the car's display. When I switched to an android phone (it was
an old Gingerbread implementation), that info was replaced with just
the bluetooth name of my phone. The audio still worked though.
So I upgraded the OS on my phone to Cyanogenmod (Jelly Bean Variant),
which also upgraded the bluetooth stack, and I get song info now. On
the downside, advancing tracks takes about 2-3 seconds, where the
blackberry was almost instant, but I can live with that.
Perhaps an upgrade on your phone's OS will help.
yeah, that doesn't matter. It's still a wild west out there in this
regard, and not all phones are created equal. Just because it says
"does Bluetooth" doesn't mean it integrates with Honda's implementation.
Talking to a passenger is bad, too.
And I hit a parked car when I was driving and eating french fries,
when I was seventeen.
But overall I agree, even reaching over to dismiss an incoming call is
a distraction, even looking to see if it's a call you need to take. I
try to limit any discussions while driving and about the only outgoing
calls I make are, "Hey I'm running late".
OTOH I have more than one "friend" who seem to like to have the phone
going continuously especially when they're stuck in slow traffic just
Passengers in the same car as you are not as distracting. They also
see the road, and feel the movement of the car. If you are about to be
put in peril, they will know and usually shut up so you can
concentrate, because it's their life on the line too.
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