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Cars will be entertainment playgrounds in the future. Imagine, you would not have to drive on a long drive and let the vehicle drive autonomously, curl up on a driver's seat that is more like a comfortable leather chair at home, and has surround sound sound that suits what You hear (or even better) in a movie theater and watch a movie in HD.
Apart from autonomous driving mode, the 2019 Infiniti QX80 feels ironic, as if prepared for the impending reality. There are two 8-inch screens on the back of the front seats, and the surround sound sound has recently been remarkably good. The seats are so comfortable that the rear passengers can sit back and relax, although for the time being you have to keep an eye on the road and be vigilant. The QX80 is perfect for movies.
A Mobile Theater
An example: on a long drive on the highway for about three hours I have a DVD for the movies The Incredibles The QX80 is such a huge SUV, the sound shines from the side walls and the entire cabin from. You feel every explosion. The two 8-inch screens are played simultaneously (you can also control them independently).
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The Der QX80 is also ideal for movies due to the theater package's features. There are two wireless headsets, a wireless remote control, an HDMI audio / video input, two headphone jacks, and a standard 120V power outlet to connect to a game console or other device.
I could not test Whether an iPad can play wirelessly on the eight-inch screens, like the Chrysler Pacifica, but I've connected an Apple iPad Pro with an HDMI cable and an adapter. This worked perfectly and gave the passengers more control over the movie to select another movie, fast forward through the boring scenes, or play a game instead.
The main problem with all cars traveling today The Tesla Model S, including the Tesla Model S, is not even near a completely autonomous ride, to the point where you control the entire media playback. Tesla has shut down the settings more and more.
Recently, a customer slept in a S sedan, and police had to move in front of the car to bring the vehicle to a halt – the procedure took seven minutes. It is still not clear how the driver can stay in robotic driving mode as long as Tesla forces you to confirm that you are still attentive by touching the steering wheel.
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We Are Far From Fidgeting With the DVD player in the QX80 for a few minutes, swapping out the disc, adjusting the surround sound settings, and fast-forwarding while driving. I had to do all these tasks, but even in a Model S, this is technically not really possible if you do not want to control at the same time.
How do we get there? I've been working for dedicated roads lately, because in areas like California, there are only freeways that are only used by trucks. It is not inconceivable to add another road for autonomous routes, separated from the rest of the highway. In this case, the QX80 is one of the first vehicles I use. If it went alone.
On The Road is TechRadar's regular look at futuristic technology in today's hottest cars. John Brandon, a journalist who has been writing about cars for 12 years, puts a new car and its cutting edge technology through its paces every week. A goal: to find out what new technologies will lead us to driverless cars .