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Hey guys. New poster to the board. Anybody have input on responding to incoming text? I'm receiving just find, but the screen has no option to reply. Sitting still in the driveway.

I apologize if the topic has previously been covered. My quick search of the forum didn't find this aspect of text covered. Owners manual has proved not to helpful at this point. iPhone 6.

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I was at one point able t receive them, then that stopped, then the system rebooted, then it had connection issues, I rest things, and then it connected but no messages, the voice command NEVER worked for me after multilpe training sessions. After a year, I gave up!
 

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Hey guys. New poster to the board. Anybody have input on responding to incoming text? I'm receiving just find, but the screen has no option to reply. Sitting still in the driveway.

I apologize if the topic has previously been covered. My quick search of the forum didn't find this aspect of text covered. Owners manual has proved not to helpful at this point. iPhone 6. Thanks
You can not send text, only receive and play. Here's a link where you check out all the capabilities for your system and phone with entune. http://www.toyota.com/entune/#!/compatibility/highlander
 

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Replying to a text doesn't have to be dangerous when you don't take your eyes and most of your mind off the road.
Using Adroid Auto/Google, I reply without skipping a beat now.
Make calls, route google maps, and play music, etc...
Press the talk button and you can do all those.

It bothered me that the car was advertised to have a voice feature using Entune. Then realizing the other short comings, I had to cut the cord.
 

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Replying to a text doesn't have to be dangerous when you don't take your eyes and most of your mind off the road.
Using Adroid Auto/Google, I reply without skipping a beat now.
Make calls, route google maps, and play music, etc...
Press the talk button and you can do all those.
It's distracted driving No mater how you slice it. I guess talking is better then typing. I'm an old guy and I can't walk and chew gum at the same time. I'm to busy trying to avoid all the people drifting into my lane while their playing on the phone.
 

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SDupp,
You don't like bumper cars?
Ya, I see this almost each time I drive. I admit I caught myself doing it at one point, but put a stop to multitasking in the car.
Besides, when all things work well, you don't need to do much to be on the cell, or listen to music in the car.
The one gap we still have is a GPS system that projects the map onto the windshield. Once that type of Headsup display is available with text, notifications and all the other stuff, you don't need to take your eyes off the road.
I think it was Corvette years back had the speedo on the windshield, but it was too new. people didn't adapt well.
 
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Head Up display will work fine for speed, but anytime you are focused for a few seconds off the distance you are asking for trouble. Reading via spoken words makes a text work. Making up an answer, even by voice, is another. Drifting across lanes is one indicator, another biggie is not going when the light turns green. Just a couple seconds but enough to make the last guys in line to miss the signal. That's legitimate road rage. Only difference between that and what appears on the news is what the offended party does about it.

I grew up in an age without instant communication and somehow survived. If a text or answering a text is that important pull over and take care of that business safely. If that important a minute or two should make no difference.

Just because it can be done does not mean it should be done.
 

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It's to bad you can't pull over and reply to a text. I had a Nissan Murano that would allow you to do things while stopped but not while driving. What's the point in being able to receive a text and not reply while stopped.
 

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While you are replying the light is changing. Receiving the text tells you whether you need to stop to make an immediate reply.
Who said anything about texting while stopped at a light....when receiving a text there is a reply button however it is grayed out so Toyota did think about allowing the driver/passenger to reply. It would have been helpful to allow it only while the vehicle is stopped.
 

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LOL.... so funny...." those who can't, teach"

While, yes the future is bound to our teachers more then ever, a driving instructor is not the best example, But I totally agree with PRNDL12.
Until there is a system that allows drivers little attention to have a conversation in text or phone, we do need to look at the numbers and accidents cause by distracted driving....Which reminds me, I have seen countless people having a full meal in the car, applying full makeup, eyeliner, and all...SO this I see happen more often, maybe due to its visual, but how is that not a problem. I can go on....



If you can't reply back with the car stopped....in neutral or park, or whatever gear, I don't care, I should be able to reply to a text. And thanks to Android Auto, I do it safely, hands free.
One of the best upgrade mods I did to the car was putting a true stereo head unit in it. It freed me from the Entune world, and now I have Car Play and Android Auto, Google maps, and the talk over music prompts are adjustable, and smooth, everything just works and you don't have to think much about it. Maybe not perfect yet, as they can add more apps for music, but its still growing.

Some of these "safety" features are so plain stupid, it negates the safety they are trying to apply and lock down. It makes it unsafe when all you can think of is how to circumvent the limitations, making it an unsafe situation.
 

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So doing anything with our electronics is okay since others are driving distracted by food or makeup. As near as I can see from reading entries in this thread the only thing that can save us is autonomous driving. Set your destination and take a nap, text, whatever you wish.
 

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So doing anything with our electronics is okay since others are driving distracted by food or makeup. As near as I can see from reading entries in this thread the only thing that can save us is autonomous driving. Set your destination and take a nap, text, whatever you wish.
Why does it have to be a IFTTT ultimatum? Nothing that makes driving unsafe is OK . If we as drivers stop relying on a bunch of laws to safe guard us, we might be more cautious of what we do

That's already in the works. I used the autopilot mode in the Tesla a few times. Pretty good, but not fully there. Great for stop and go traffic and surfing the web.
Maybe with sensor embedded road paint, and some feedback tech, and it will be nice. But its best to have better informed drivers, not just a bunch of regulations to bounce around in.
 
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