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John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
6-21-2019

GM's latest addition to its in-vehicle marketplace is an app that will let you order Dominos Pizza from your infotainment screen. We have high regard for GM's infotainment systems. If you don't agree, try a new Lexus on for size and let us know how you like a hot mess of touch-pad mice and no Android Auto. No, GM does everything important right. Still, how many times per trip or per 100 trips does one need to order a pizza?  Maybe one time per 100 trips? Maybe one time per twenty trips if your family gets pizza once per week (like mine did growing up). 

 

In-dash apps should be ones which drivers need during routine trips. Things they will use frequently. Waze is a perfect example. It will warn you of a new pothole, of upcoming traffic, and even that the po-po are just around that turn. Stuff that you need on each trip. You can even add in your own helpful markers. It's an app you need on the infotainment screen because you need to interact with it while you drive. Pandora, Google Maps, and other apps that you use during each trip make good sense. Let's face it, an app on your phone that orders pizza makes some sense, because your phone isn't burdened by such an app sitting dormant in the app tray where it hides until you need it. 

 

Here's what Chevy says about the new app: “Domino’s has offered pizza lovers innovative ordering and delivery options for years. At the same time, Chevrolet put technologies in place that allows us to add capabilities to vehicles already on the road, like the ability for our drivers to order pizza through the touchscreen,” said Scott Goddard, Marketplace line of business leader, Chevrolet. “This new in-vehicle solution is a natural collaboration that both Chevy drivers and pizza connoisseurs can enjoy.”

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I enjoy pizza and may have starved in college if not for Dominos. Still, as much as I am a fan of both pizza and GM, I already know that every vehicle in America with a hands-free Bluetooth connection already has an app that can call in a pizza. And you can operate it from the steering wheel. Simply touch our Push To Talk button and say "Dial Main Street Dominos." If your local Dominos phone number is stored in the mobile device you link, the call will be made without you touching the infotainment screen. When Dominos answers, they already know you from your phone number and they already know your order history.  And you never took your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel. 

 

GM isn't guilty of any sins here. It just seems like they have run out of ideas if the newest infotainment update is an app that is redundant and will likely be used only a few times each month at most.  My $0.02.  

 

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I imagine that this was domino’s idea. They probably said we’ll give you a small kick back for adding our app and GM was like “Oh hell ya!” Money is money after all.

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Advertising at the consumers expense just as companies have been selling data about us for years and they'll continue to do it until they're stopped. These apps whether on phone or car infotainment center collect data, patterns, habits that in the small fine print you give them the right to sell for FINANCIAL GAIN and we not a damn thing because we as consumers haven't made our voices heard loud enough.

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On ‎6‎/‎21‎/‎2019 at 11:55 AM, Gorehamj said:

“This new in-vehicle solution is a natural collaboration that both Chevy drivers and pizza connoisseurs can enjoy.”

Pizza connoisseurs don't order from Dominos.

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Google Maps just added speed trap notifications since everyone switched to Waze. Even shows your speed now.

 

I’m just waiting for Google and GM to switch to the Cookie Monster voice Waze users can use.

 

If I can Order my Domino’s with a Cookie Monster voice...we might be onto something.

 

Waze gives me a Rick Sanchez voice to use...forget about it...stickin to Waze...

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I just hit the Little Caesar’s a few blocks from my house. No ordering needed. Quality meets or exceeds that of Dominos. 

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On 6/22/2019 at 5:17 PM, Osirus said:

Pizza connoisseurs don't order from Dominos.

I mean really should we expect anything less from GM here? If GM makes a commercial bragging about this app, their entire marketing department should be fired! This would be almost as bad as teaming up with a mexican bottled water company! I mean just how tone deaf is gm today, i don't know a single person that would feel the need to order domino's from their in car infotainment system. Heck i don't even know anyone who eats domino's pizza, this company is in desperate need of a new leader!

 

 

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I’d be happy with a subway app.


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On 6/26/2019 at 7:59 AM, BIGDOGx said:

I mean really should we expect anything less from GM here? If GM makes a commercial bragging about this app, their entire marketing department should be fired! This would be almost as bad as teaming up with a mexican bottled water company! I mean just how tone deaf is gm today, i don't know a single person that would feel the need to order domino's from their in car infotainment system. Heck i don't even know anyone who eats domino's pizza, this company is in desperate need of a new leader!

 

 

how about a app the automatically crashes your truck  so you have to buy a new one 

 

sounds like a great way to make money

 

but i'm sure GM has a deal with dominos   as they had the chevy spark fleet for them

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That's nice, tell the pizza delivery, "White Silverado stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the I-405 with an orange 76 ball on antenna, can't miss that one."

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