Today I had another new experience with my 4-wheeled computer. I had to reboot it. Yesterday, when I drove to Arlington National Cemetery for a memorial service, I needed to use my car's Google Maps navigation system. But it didn't work, just when I needed it the most. It's about 28 miles from where I live, but getting into & out of Ft. Meyer can be a nightmare unless you really know the unforgiving local roads well.
I entered the search info for the right gate into the Army base that surrounds the Cemetery, but the app got stuck. I did manage to drive there without too much kerfuffle, but going home was not so good. Apparently, the other computer controlled functions of the car all worked. So, I never suspected a frozen computer was my problem.
Today, I chatted online with Volvo help … they told me I had to reboot the system, and how to go about it. It was easy to do, and thankfully it worked. That ended much better than I expected, on a Saturday no less. I'd say good for Volvo, their Google operating system, and their customer service. But I spent a fair amount of time looking through the owner's manual, never finding any mention of how to reboot the system, much less how to recognize when you might need to do that. Now I know.
My next big hurdle is a road trip long enough to require recharging while on the road. At least I can now use my GPS system for it.