Cars can’t handle phones
Using a phone in a car is still a hassle even though manufacturers have had a decade to accommodate them.
I can forgive most of my own car’s failings when it comes to phones as it’s pretty old.
I still get annoyed there’s no way to connect my phone to the stereo. IPods had been around for a while when my car was made so I’d at least expect a USB or headphone port. But car makers didn’t try to meet the needs of iPod owners 10-15 years ago, and not much has changed.
Modern cars still lack some basic features to make life easier for a phone-wielding driver.
I noticed this recently when I hired a newish car. I thought it was a chance for my phone to be at home in a vehicle.
The first thing I noticed was there was nowhere to put my phone. I assumed there would be a holder near the dash so I could easily use Google Maps.
There was nothing available –