I've skimmed through the "Entertainment Systems" section and still can't figure out if the USB port can be used to play music on a non-SYNC equipped car. I realize I can hook up an MP3 player to the AIJ and play music but I'm wondering if the the USB jack can be used to play music from a flash drive. Anyone know?
Since they only discuss use of USB under the device equipped w/ SYNC, I interpret as it would not be able to use a flash drive. Suspect it needs the SYNC software to recognize the file structure, etc. Probably be able to charge phones, etc using it.
Commercial follows but I think you folks would be interested:
If you haven't ordered SYNC on your vehicle it will be worth it to re-do your order. I'm sure you have read about the advantages of hands free calling, 911 autodial for accident and controlling USB with it but they recently added "Services".
You have to register at SyncMyRide but once you do you can put in locations you go to regularly and get traffic updates for the route - "Traffic to Home" Can also set it to send you a text on traffic for a route you use regularly so 30 mins before you head out you get a text saying accident on I-whatever, traffic is heavy. Another feature is downloading turn/turn directions to vehicle to anyplace. "Traffic or Directions to anytown, anystate".
Another thing about SYNC, once you get a feel for it you can turn off a lot of the prompts. Double push on voice button is kind of shut-up and listen I know what I want. You still get some confirmation prompts but way less iritating.