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RianFlynn
Feb 3, 2010, 07:36 AM
Hey friends,

I really can't imagine how cool an ipad mounted/charged in my car as the in-dash stereo system would be.

Google maps for traffic reports
Buying records from itunes on the road
Updating podcasts while stuck in traffic

thats just the beginning... i'm sure i'm going to get flamed by a bunch of people saying that there are better things for the car... but I don't really want to hear it.

Any ideas on what it would take to actually make this happen in an 07 honda accord coupe? haha

Thanks!
Rian



miles01110
Feb 3, 2010, 07:37 AM
Yay, more car accidents caused by driver distraction!

master-ceo
Feb 3, 2010, 07:39 AM
i'm sure i'm going to get flamed by a bunch of people saying that there are better things for the car... but I don't really want to hear it.


Then why not talk about this amongst your homies?

This is a Message Board.

RianFlynn
Feb 3, 2010, 07:46 AM
there are a ton of negative people taking out their frustrations on the ipad. All i'm saying is keep it on topic...

How can i mount it in a car?

not is it a good idea. haha

Thanks homieesss :)
Rian Flynn

ikimasu
Feb 3, 2010, 07:48 AM
Then why not talk about this amongst your homies?

This is a Message Board.

But it sure would be nice if people could grow up and not always act like they're superior to everyone else especially when the person simply put forth an idea ... but this is the internet.

Anyway, I think it's a neat idea, but I'm not sure how practical it would be. For instance in my car I don't know that I'd have a good place to put it. The iPad is a little bit large to have mounted on the window. But it could work really well maybe for passenger navigation.

Sketh
Feb 3, 2010, 07:58 AM
I was under the impression that most new cars come with in dash computer systems anyway. Though none of them offer as enticing distractions as the iPad.

I say if you have the money, buy one and insert it into your car, just don't be an idiot and try to browse the web, or play a racing game by quickly jerking your steering wheel around.

NO MATTER HOW COOL THAT LAST IDEA MAY SOUND.

Sdashiki
Feb 3, 2010, 08:05 AM
I was under the impression that most new cars come with in dash computer systems anyway.

You cant be serious. Maybe luxury cars, and as options...but most new cars? i dont think so.

roland.g
Feb 3, 2010, 09:31 AM
I really can't imagine much cool than an ipad that and be mounted/charged in my car as the in-dash stereo system.

I really have no idea what that sentence says.

I'm sure there will be mounts for making it an oversized TomTom/Garmin nav device along with the usual connections to the stereo for audio. But please, people get in enough accidents texting and talking on the phone w/o a headset that they need to be careful.

I can tell you one, thing, leave it mounted and you'll find a broken window and no iPad before long.

al256
Feb 3, 2010, 11:46 AM
Hey friends,

I really can't imagine much cool than an ipad that and be mounted/charged in my car as the in-dash stereo system.

Google maps for traffic reports
Buying records from itunes on the road
Updating podcasts while stuck in traffic

thats just the beginning... i'm sure i'm going to get flamed by a bunch of people saying that there are better things for the car... but I don't really want to hear it.

Any ideas on what it would take to actually make this happen in an 07 honda accord coupe? haha

Thanks!
Rian


Oh kid, there are a lot of haters on this forum when it comes to adding technology to your car. They're really selling the human race short. If we believed everything they say, we wouldn't have fighter planes, jet planes, space shuttles, helicopters or maybe even formula 1 race cars. We are capable of so much.

There's a lot to consider when adding something like that to your car. Is it going to be dedicated to the car? Do you need to remove it? Do you want it to replace your stereo? Do you like your stereo? Do you want to have it connect to an iPhone compatible stereo and control the music through that system while using the Google maps app for directions? Do you want turn by turn directions? How should it be powered?

I'll be happy to give you some guidance if you're interested. Just respond in this thread or PM me.

MacModMachine
Feb 3, 2010, 11:51 AM
Oh kid, there are a lot of haters on this forum when it comes to adding technology to your car. They're really selling the human race short. If we believed everything they say, we wouldn't have fighter planes, jet planes, space shuttles, helicopters or maybe even formula 1 race cars. We are capable of so much.

There's a lot to consider when adding something like that to your car. Is it going to be dedicated to the car? Do you need to remove it? Do you want it to replace your stereo? Do you like your stereo? Do you want to have it connect to an iPhone compatible stereo and control the music through that system while using the Google maps app for directions? Do you want turn by turn directions? How should it be powered?

I'll be happy to give you some guidance if you're interested. Just respond in this thread or PM me.

great.....just because fighter planes have computers does not mean cars should have dash mount computers.

fighter pilots are TRAINED....ricers are not.....

its against the law in canada in several places to even operate a device while driving...talking ....texting or email.

soon it will that way world wide.

RianFlynn
Feb 3, 2010, 12:27 PM
great.....just because fighter planes have computers does not mean cars should have dash mount computers.

fighter pilots are TRAINED....ricers are not.....

its against the law in canada in several places to even operate a device while driving...talking ....texting or email.

soon it will that way world wide.

Gosh guys, Right now my car has a computer. Built in navi and stereo... Obviously i'm not going be playing games while I'm driving! haha There are a million ways to be distracted while driving and its our responsibility to be safe.

This is something I'm going to do because having the ability to buy a record at a stop light, have traffic updated nav ect ect is AWESOME

Anyway, i'm done catering to the negativasauruses hahaha

RianFlynn
Feb 3, 2010, 12:30 PM
There's a lot to consider when adding something like that to your car. Is it going to be dedicated to the car? Do you need to remove it? Do you want it to replace your stereo? Do you like your stereo? Do you want to have it connect to an iPhone compatible stereo and control the music through that system while using the Google maps app for directions? Do you want turn by turn directions? How should it be powered?

I'll be happy to give you some guidance if you're interested. Just respond in this thread or PM me.


Hey brother! Thanks for the help!

Ok this is what is ideal for me:

I would like to remove it.
I want it to replace my current stereo
It should be charged while connected
My car has steering wheel controls so it would be nice to control the volume and tracks on the stereo.


Whats this going to take?

_Rian

Sdashiki
Feb 3, 2010, 12:49 PM
http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/maccar/

Just dont go there and ask these questions, use it for research. :cool:

al256
Feb 3, 2010, 01:00 PM
great.....just because fighter planes have computers does not mean cars should have dash mount computers.

fighter pilots are TRAINED....ricers are not.....

its against the law in canada in several places to even operate a device while driving...talking ....texting or email.

soon it will that way world wide.


For the sake of representing a minority voice on this forum, I'll respond to this. I'm not here to change your mind and you're not going to change my mind.

Where I'm from if a person wants to operate a motor vehicle they are trained by their family and/or take classes before being certified to drive. Also where I live, the state only prohibits texting while driving and all television broadcasts must be played behind the driver. Of course this is a moot point but going around stating "ricers," are not trained is too vague and too easy to disprove because of its ambiguity.

I gave the above example of fighter planes, etc to illustrate that human beings can do much more than what we are limited to or limit ourselves from. I admit that some have a much greater aptitude for this practice and it's not unreasonable to believe that there could be plenty of people cable of operating advanced vehicles but don't know it or can't it express it.

Training can only exists after someone or some set of people pioneer whatever "it," should happen to be. Would you make the Wright brothers get some sort of aviation license before they took their first flight? Who trained them? Did they train others? If not, why do we have planes all across the world now? The point I'm trying to make is, training doesn't always exist and is not always necessary.

So what do we have? We have people who want to and who have modified their vehicles with technology for their own benefits. If this truly bothers you, make a video and post it on Youtube, contact your local media and expose this new danger on the road. Also why not demand the end of touch screen factory radio/navigation systems. Until then people will modify their vehicles. No one lives in a world that's exactly how they want it to be.



Since there seems to be no federal-like statues regarding driving in Canada, I found the Ontario version of the law you were describing. It seems that as long as it's not hand held, the law is not applicable. Mounting an iPad behind the dash should make operating this device legal. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/distracted-driving/index.shtml

I also found this website that tries to address the "operating a device while driving." Apparently conversations can be enough to get you into trouble in Canada. The laws seem so vague that you can be penalized for many different activities illustrated in this game. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/distracted-driving/index.shtml
Here are the different laws that can snag you: http://www.caa.ca/driventodistraction/what/distracted.html

lordhamster
Feb 3, 2010, 02:05 PM
its against the law in canada in several places to even operate a device while driving...talking ....texting or email.

soon it will that way world wide.

Hurray for the nanny state.

MacModMachine
Feb 3, 2010, 02:19 PM
For the sake of representing a minority voice on this forum, I'll respond to this. I'm not here to change your mind and you're not going to change my mind.

Where I'm from if a person wants to operate a motor vehicle they are trained by their family and/or take classes before being certified to drive. Also where I live, the state only prohibits texting while driving and all television broadcasts must be played behind the driver. Of course this is a moot point but going around stating "ricers," are not trained is too vague and too easy to disprove because of its ambiguity.

I gave the above example of fighter planes, etc to illustrate that human beings can do much more than what we are limited to or limit ourselves from. I admit that some have a much greater aptitude for this practice and it's not unreasonable to believe that there could be plenty of people cable of operating advanced vehicles but don't know it or can't it express it.

Training can only exists after someone or some set of people pioneer whatever "it," should happen to be. Would you make the Wright brothers get some sort of aviation license before they took their first flight? Who trained them? Did they train others? If not, why do we have planes all across the world now? The point I'm trying to make is, training doesn't always exist and is not always necessary.

So what do we have? We have people who want to and who have modified their vehicles with technology for their own benefits. If this truly bothers you, make a video and post it on Youtube, contact your local media and expose this new danger on the road. Also why not demand the end of touch screen factory radio/navigation systems. Until then people will modify their vehicles. No one lives in a world that's exactly how they want it to be.



Since there seems to be no federal-like statues regarding driving in Canada, I found the Ontario version of the law you were describing. It seems that as long as it's not hand held, the law is not applicable. Mounting an iPad behind the dash should make operating this device legal. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/distracted-driving/index.shtml

I also found this website that tries to address the "operating a device while driving." Apparently conversations can be enough to get you into trouble in Canada. The laws seem so vague that you can be penalized for many different activities illustrated in this game. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/distracted-driving/index.shtml
Here are the different laws that can snag you: http://www.caa.ca/driventodistraction/what/distracted.html

training is in place to save lives and prevent accidents.

maybe you can pay my ticket from nova scotia for operating the BUILT IN gps in my escalade.

al256
Feb 3, 2010, 02:32 PM
Hey brother! Thanks for the help!

Ok this is what is ideal for me:

I would like to remove it.
I want it to replace my current stereo
It should be charged while connected
My car has steering wheel controls so it would be nice to control the volume and tracks on the stereo.


Whats this going to take?

_Rian

Okay. Right now it seems best to hold off until some 3rd party mounts are created. Maybe have something that mounts to your support bolts for your seats. I use a modified version of this for my iPhone: http://cgi.ebay.com/ARKON-Satellite-Radio-Seat-Bolt-Floor-Mount-SR088-TS-1_W0QQitemZ370326806562QQcmdZViewItemQQptZSatellite_Radio?hash=item563932a022#ht_1117wt_1167

Look into finding a deck that allows iPhone compatibility and steering wheel controls for your vehicle. This will charge the iPad, control music through your deck and let you use your steering wheel controls. Here's something I would piece together: http://signature.crutchfield.com/s_130P710BT/Pioneer-Premier-DEH-P710BT.html?search=premier&ssi=5
With that deck you get one USB cable that handles power, control and audio. Some decks divided USB power and control from the audio. I don't like that.
Also find the compatible steering wheel control interface. Here's one: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_127SWIPS/PAC-SWI-PS.html?tp=3405

With the above you'll get a seamless charging and music control from just one cable. You'll have a great stereo that will let you choose your music and playlists from the deck. When you need maps from the iPad you just swipe and go to maps. The music will play uninterrupted and you'll get your information. When you download an album and want to hear it, you'll go to the Purchased on iPad music playlist and have that music waiting for you. Properly configured, all your controls will work. If you need internet, you just pull over and unmount your iPad and surf away.

al256
Feb 3, 2010, 02:42 PM
training is in place to save lives and prevent accidents.

I agree.

maybe you can pay my ticket from nova scotia for operating the BUILT IN gps in my escalade.

Okay, I'll pay that ticket if your people keep pumping out more actors like Ellen Page.

MacModMachine
Feb 3, 2010, 03:58 PM
I agree.



Okay, I'll pay that ticket if your people keep pumping out more actors like Ellen Page.

my people?

you do realize were the same?....im not a gorilla...im a human....i may eat a shizload of apple pies....but im still human.

al256
Feb 3, 2010, 06:30 PM
my people?

you do realize were the same?....im not a gorilla...im a human....i may eat a shizload of apple pies....but im still human.

I'll take that remark to mean you understand the humor in my post. Does Ellen Page eat a "shizload," of apple pies as well? Inquiring minds would like to know... ;)

Icaras
Feb 3, 2010, 06:37 PM
Then why not talk about this amongst your homies?

This is a Message Board.

Where did that come from? Was that an attempt to generalize the OP? If so, good job, but not really.

And yes, this is a message board, and what exactly was your point? :confused:

Sketh
Feb 3, 2010, 06:40 PM
You cant be serious. Maybe luxury cars, and as options...but most new cars? i dont think so.


Ford Sync is available in all of Fords 2010, and most of their 2009 line up. And although it isn't a gigantic touch screen in all cases, it's still a computer system, and that's what I was saying.

Not to mention all of the other car companies have similar offerings.

So yes, yes I am serious.

MacModMachine
Feb 3, 2010, 07:38 PM
I'll take that remark to mean you understand the humor in my post. Does Ellen Page eat a "shizload," of apple pies as well? Inquiring minds would like to know... ;)

i dont know if she loves apple pies....but she is definitely not a gorilla....haha

noslenam
Feb 3, 2010, 08:42 PM
Yea, I had the same idea and posted it on another site. So my car allows a iPod connected. Why not have a univesal mount that is adjustable. It fits under your current stereo in the gap that many cars have. The mount would be hinged so that you slip the iPad into a dock to conevt it. You then push the unit into place and it has a small locking device t hold it in. You know have a device that replaces your older stereo and you can controll not not music but calls and navigation from the device.

Islanddigital
Feb 13, 2010, 02:28 AM
Hello Everybody, Haters & FRIENDS

i use this one company for all of my mounting needs. They have a GREAT mount for the Ipad ALREADY... Please go to:

http://www.ram-mount.com/NewsEvents/NewProducts/tabid/317/Default.aspx

There are NO electronics (Dock) but I am SURE you all can figure out that a simple car adapter will work fine. MAYBE an electronics store can come up with steering wheel electronics, etc.. I HOPE this STOPS everybody FREAKING OUT about the idea.

This REALLY is NO different than ANY OTHER dash mounted GPS, etc... I DON'T think anybody will be making touchscreen KEYNOTE presentations while driving...BUT YOU COULD..... HAHAHHAHA:apple:

Mosqueda
Feb 20, 2010, 07:41 AM
http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/maccar/

Just dont go there and ask these questions, use it for research. :cool:

Actually this is a very useful link to answer the original question. @Sdashiki is a jerk for his smarty pants remark, as are many of you. Get a life. Trolls. :rolleyes:

That is excactly what I have in mind for my car. I want it to slip in and use the DIN/Double-DIN setup (i.e. there is no way one is going to use a suction cup with the iPad -- it's too big) that hopefully will be easy to click the iPad in and remove it easily.

Mosqueda
Feb 20, 2010, 07:51 AM
Originally Posted by Sdashiki
http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/maccar/

Because it was too much work for Sdashiki to be a decent human being.

Here's what it looks like. The responses are very interesting as well, there are some interesting issues to consider. I put a stereo in a secondary car that has blue-tooth streaming for the iPhone. That would be terrific, though I'm not sure if the iPad will have bluetooth.

<hat-tip> to http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/members/disconomad.html (DiscoNomad) for asking what many are thinking about.

nealsoad
Apr 9, 2010, 08:16 AM
great.....just because fighter planes have computers does not mean cars should have dash mount computers.

fighter pilots are TRAINED....ricers are not.....

its against the law in canada in several places to even operate a device while driving...talking ....texting or email.

soon it will that way world wide.

Canada is also Socialist and has limits on Free Speech. Legislation is not the way to solve the Worlds problems. Why do so many people want the Government involved with every little detail of their daily lives?

Studies show that highway accidents and deaths are at an all time low, and at a time when there are more cars on the road than ever before. The problem is the pro Nanny state media and watchdog groups that obsess over every little accident as though it were National tragedy.

There have always been distractions in the car. From the first AM radios, to FM radios, and then CB radios. It's always been there, but despite popular belief we are actually handling it better than we ever have. The numbers don't lie...

Article from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811291.PDF

jshort
Apr 9, 2010, 10:58 AM
Here it is in a Tundra dash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSnIXfoSU6I&feature=player_embedded

AAD
Apr 20, 2010, 12:21 AM
I just installed one in my dash. I love it. I am using a Sprint mobile hotspot and a bluetooth receiver hooked up to my factory stereo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2eHBJUQr2M

samwise
Apr 20, 2010, 10:04 AM
Just don't mount it on top of the dash - can you imagine the blind-spot you could create with a 9.5" x 7.5" oblong sat up there?

I wouldn't recommend it anyway, but if you're going to do it, get it down low so that your view isn't obscured - it's bad enough on a motorcycle at the moment with some vehicles pillar blind spots, but add in that....

rageguy
Apr 20, 2010, 04:27 PM
i know a lot about car audio and can chime in.

you will need an aftermarket deck. any usb ipod control deck will do just fine. sony has some, pioneer has some, alpine has some. then you will need to go to a car audio shop and ask for a custom fibreglass enclosure. they will have to custom mold it to fit your car.

a typical deck costs $200.
a custom fibreglass job costs $500-800.
you then just need 1 usb to ipad cable and 1 ipad.

CrAkD
May 8, 2010, 08:45 AM
i know a lot about car audio and can chime in.

you will need an aftermarket deck. any usb ipod control deck will do just fine. sony has some, pioneer has some, alpine has some. then you will need to go to a car audio shop and ask for a custom fibreglass enclosure. they will have to custom mold it to fit your car.

a typical deck costs $200.
a custom fibreglass job costs $500-800.
you then just need 1 usb to ipad cable and 1 ipad.

You don't NEED an aftermarket deck. Just a deck that has some sort of way to get the audio in. I have a stock in dash navigation. I have my iPod in the glove box and I can control it with my steering wheel controls. The iPod interface I have right now doesn't support the iPad but there are others that do. Im looking to come up with some layover mount that looks stock to put the iPad over my in dash but is easily removable. Still working on it.

Also to all the "oh great more accidents" people do you really think your going to change anyones mind? So do you post in here just to make yourself feel better? How many times can you say the same thing before getting tired of it. You don't want an iPad in a car then don't put one in yours and leave the rest of us alone.

Raegor
May 12, 2010, 10:40 AM
What if you just use bluetooth for audio? Will that sound bad?

Then use a cig lighter to charge...

outaru
May 13, 2010, 12:01 AM
What if you just use bluetooth for audio? Will that sound bad?

Then use a cig lighter to charge...

Yep, you don't really need to spend that much.

You can also DIY mount the iPad (http://www.machoe.com/4750/how-to-create-a-diy-ipad-car-mount.html) on the AC vents with the help of a not so pricey "string".



:D

Mosqueda
May 16, 2010, 05:39 PM
I've ordered the ProClips tilt-swivel holder for my iPad3G:
http://www.proclipusa.com/brodit-device-holder/apple-ipad/holder-with-tilt-swivel-511139-18173.aspx

I use the iSimple Gateway which does not support the iPad yet, but I am using the aux audio in vs the standard iPod connector I use for my iPhone. I think iSimple will update the device to work with the iPad eventually.

I've written on my current experience with the iPad 3G for nav use here:

http://www.livingwithipad3g.wordpress.com

imageek
May 19, 2010, 04:21 PM
All one needs to do is look at the showroom floors and elsewhere (online) and they will find that touchscreen devices have been in cars fro quite a long time and many are replacement for the dials/knobs that were there before.

Stating that having an iPad in-dash is a safety hazard is probably valid - it is probably not crash tested.

Breathing is a distraction that some drivers can't handle. Ban it.

webdevii
Mar 4, 2012, 01:12 PM
there are a ton of negative people taking out their frustrations on the ipad. All i'm saying is keep it on topic...

How can i mount it in a car?

not is it a good idea. haha

Thanks homieesss :)
Rian Flynn

Greets Rian,
No your not gonna get flamed by me, I am looking for the same, either a dashboard mount or a center hump mount. Essentially all I want is to be able to have the unit easily visible from the driver seat, with a GPS app and Cell service, it would be a beautiful compliment for this. That is what I am trying to achieve.

I do not know what part of the USA your in, but if you are close to
Los Angeles California, there is a company called West Coast Customs, they are an extreme mod company that will modify / customize anything on wheels. However they may be a bit pricey but their 2nd to none in the world.

Therefore I am trying to find a DYI type setup I can do myself. I was thinking on what Law Enforcement uses to hold their notebooks on their dashboards. Of course this does not need to be nearly as sophisticated as they are, because iPads are only a fraction of the weight compared to a Panasonic Tough Book, which is what the cops use.

Good luck in your quest, and if I find anything I will post it here.

Dev

TC25
Mar 4, 2012, 02:58 PM
An almost 2 year old thread and Rian has not posted for 3 months.

brand
Mar 7, 2012, 11:34 PM
Obviously i'm not going be playing games while I'm driving!

Actually it wasn't obvious and just because you say your not going to doesn't mean that your not going to. Given how you phrased your words I do not think safety was the first concern.

Jus711
Mar 8, 2012, 08:43 AM
I've used my ipad 2 in my car for almost a year no issues, its just like a touchscreen head unit or gps that people have used for years, so I don't understand the outrage.

Anyway, I use a Proclip attached to a Kuda mount on the dash and it works great.

Since the new ipad is very similar in dimension, I'm hoping it will fit since I sold my ipad 2.

I just wish they had added Siri, it wouldve made it really much better/safer in the car, but maybe the voice dictation they did add will suffice.