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anyone know why text messages dont come up on the screen? one would think that would be an obvious feature...
 

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Two reasons,

1 With the current bluetooth implementation, your Prius is pretending to be a wireless headset. Abeit a very EXPENSIVE headset, but they don't expect a headset to handle text.

2. Toyota does not want you looking at the screen for any reason if the car is moving over 5 miles per hour. You might hurt yourself if you do.
 

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better to do that than fumble for the phone and read the text on the small screen after pushing a button or two.

It could read out the text message... that wouldn't be difficult.

besides, you can make phone calls above 5mph, if only using the speed dial..
 

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besides, you can make phone calls above 5mph, if only using the speed dial..
I'm sure that was the subject of many an argument at Toyota HQ. They want you to be safe, while at the same time offering options to make you buy the car :)

Rep 1 : "They should be able to dial from the touch screen"
Rep 2 : "NO, they'll kill themselves"
Rep 1 : "OK, how about speed dial, we'll use big buttons"
Rep 2 : "ONLY if they're the same size/postion as radio presets"
Rep 1 : "WE AGREE! I may go home early today"
Rep 2 : "And Dishonor your family, better kill yourself first"
Rep 1 : <bowing> "Hai!"
 

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that's pretty funny

they should have a passenger function switch, where the passenger has to hold in a 'function' switch on their side, out of reach of the driver, and it unlocks all the locked out screen functions, like dialling and nav stuff etc.

why must the purchaser be limited to the ideas of the designers all the time?

I have heaps of ideas for improvements to the prius that just seem obvious, a little TOO obvious...
 

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they should have a passenger function switch, where the passenger has to hold in a 'function' switch on their side, out of reach of the driver, and it unlocks all the locked out screen functions, like dialling and nav stuff etc.
Or just use the sensor they already have to detect if the seat is occupied.
 
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sms advertising? on a phone?

doesnt happen at all in this country... it's illegal - in fact it has never happened. it was illegal before it was ever attempted. Sending text messages to friends is big here.. people do it all the time.
 
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Or just use the sensor they already have to detect if the seat is occupied.
that wouldn't work, because that means the driver would be able to use the functions too.
 

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sms advertising? on a phone?

doesnt happen at all in this country... it's illegal - in fact it has never happened. it was illegal before it was ever attempted. Sending text messages to friends is big here.. people do it all the time.
I have never seen anything else.
 

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It's classed as SPAM here, and so is illegal. Any company spamming here gets hit with a fine of over a million bucks.
 
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