Monday, January 10, 2011
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 08:00 AM
"Within hours of the first batch of iPads arriving on customers' doorsteps, someone had stuck Apple's wunder-tablet into their car's dashboard. The rationale for the installation was flimsy, but if you're looking for a mildly inexpensive touchscreen for your car, you could do worse to play a few videos and stream some tunes. Visteon, however, has different plans."
Although this is a fake dash, I'm really liking the concept they are exploring. Basically, since they hook into the CAN-Bus of whatever car is modified, they can control all aspects of it from the iPad, such as navigation, climate control, etc. The nice part is once you are done driving just take it out and use it as an iPad. I'm assuming it would be fully charged! No word yet on which automobiles they are planning to use this for, but we should be finding out later this year.