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boss1
Feb 12, 2010, 09:48 PM
First, No I have desire to text while driving and playing with calendar etc while driving. There are a lot of risks and many people who are strongly opinioned about playing with devices while driving so let's stay off that subject in this thread.

That said, I see a great deal of opportunity here for both developers and consumers to have an iPad docked similar to how iPhones are docked in car for a variety of usefull purposes that require little user interaction.

Aside from the obvious GPS apps, I'm very interested to see what devs will come up with to replace or compliment the current functionality that most car mfg's provide in a cars main console.

Thoughts? Any particular apps you see possibly running on you car console while on the road? There's huge room for creativity here.



master-ceo
Feb 12, 2010, 10:26 PM
do a search. theres a few threads on here w/ same topic

Doctor Q
Feb 12, 2010, 11:51 PM
Here are a few:
Am I the only one who wants tablet in their car??

Let's talk about a Car Dock

carputer?

kernkraft
Feb 12, 2010, 11:53 PM
Carport?

I don't recommend it. I would hate to lose that space on my dashboard.

No GPS needs to be that large.

thejakill
Feb 13, 2010, 01:16 AM
Maybe for cops or paramedics?

kurtfoster
Mar 25, 2010, 01:56 AM
Imagine having your GPS, Radio, XM Sirius, Radar Detector, among many other things just there when you need them. It would interface with the car and you wouldn't be missing any dash space, because the iPad could be whatever you need. I get it, and I think it would be great!!!

kernkraft
Mar 25, 2010, 02:02 AM
If it was a bad idea in February, it is a bad idea now. :)


Have you ever seen a car? Have you ever driven one? There is not much room for such a thing in an ordinary car. iPad - only in the iCar



Or in one of those nasty Hummers. But I bet that they run Windows. It fits them better. With some hardcore gaming and serious lack of common sense.

yyy
Mar 25, 2010, 02:08 AM
You mean like that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZHQ7hcdh9U#t=33s ;)

kernkraft
Mar 25, 2010, 02:13 AM
You mean like that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZHQ7hcdh9U#t=33s ;)

I saw that before! :D

I think the wings accessory for the iPad is a really great idea. It makes this thing really look like a hygienic pad.

zipa
Mar 25, 2010, 03:36 AM
Maybe for cops or paramedics?

Pretty sure that neither will have much interest in rebuilding their custom solutions to a third party platform which they can't really control in any way.

Imagine having your GPS, Radio, XM Sirius, Radar Detector, among many other things just there when you need them. It would interface with the car and you wouldn't be missing any dash space, because the iPad could be whatever you need. I get it, and I think it would be great!!!

Get a windows tablet and you can do all that and more, like interfacing with your ECU to adjust timings and turbo pressure etc. on the fly. Depending on the model of your car, of course.

.Andy
Mar 25, 2010, 03:38 AM
Maybe for cops or paramedics?
Having ipads in cars will certainly increase police and paramedic business.

guycross
Mar 25, 2010, 03:57 AM
Having ipads in cars will certainly increase police and paramedic business.

Especially if Project Gotham gets a good release on the iPad. That would make for some CRAAAZY driving

:D:D

musicpenguy
Mar 25, 2010, 03:07 PM
Here is a link to my latest episode of the iPad Possibilities Podcast -

http://thepossibilitiesnetwork.com/Content/Shows/iPadPossibilities/iPadPossibilities/AudioShow_files/f315aeefcd2d8700517c4f33959dd9ac-20.html

It is an entire episode on using an iPad inside a car and other Apple technology empowering cars.

Dougbernards
Apr 4, 2010, 06:28 PM
Here's a link to an iPad being installed in a car
http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhw5

rgarjr
Apr 5, 2010, 02:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSnIXfoSU6I&feature=player_embedded#

cdinca
Apr 5, 2010, 02:54 PM
If it was a bad idea in February, it is a bad idea now. :)


Have you ever seen a car? Have you ever driven one? There is not much room for such a thing in an ordinary car. iPad - only in the iCar



Or in one of those nasty Hummers. But I bet that they run Windows. It fits them better. With some hardcore gaming and serious lack of common sense.

My car, as well as many others, I'm sure, came with a 7" touchscreen in-dash with plenty of room for it to be bigger. May not be great for all cars, but certainly better than the factory system my car came with.

Smackfu
Apr 5, 2010, 03:33 PM
The biggest concern is glare. My GPS has a smaller screen and it still has very bad glare issues if it isn't pointed right (downwards).

H00513R
Apr 5, 2010, 03:44 PM
Great. Someone going 70 mph reading an iPad is all we need... :rolleyes:

troop231
Apr 5, 2010, 03:46 PM
I guess no-one has thought about the heat in the car with the iPad mounted in the dash... wouldnt be pretty for the iPad in the summer lol

miles01110
Apr 5, 2010, 03:47 PM
I guess no-one has thought about the heat in the car with the iPad mounted in the dash... wouldnt be pretty for the iPad in the summer lol

If it's a Dock then you can remove the iPad when you exit the vehicle.

troop231
Apr 5, 2010, 03:50 PM
If it's a Dock then you can remove the iPad when you exit the vehicle.

The install by soundman doesnt look removable though, and I'm sure other small installers will overlook this as well

Robin4
Apr 5, 2010, 03:54 PM
If it was a bad idea in February, it is a bad idea now. :)


Have you ever seen a car? Have you ever driven one? There is not much room for such a thing in an ordinary car. iPad - only in the iCar



Or in one of those nasty Hummers. But I bet that they run Windows. It fits them better. With some hardcore gaming and serious lack of common sense.
Maybe you need to get a life. I have not seen one positive comment coming from you. Why would you spend so many hours on this site blurting negative views over and over again. Are you being paid to do that?

Dougbernards
Apr 12, 2010, 01:09 AM
Here's part two of my install. Of coarse it's removable!! I have the 3G on pre-order. I can't tell you how awesome of a car stereo an iPad makes.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsvog8tb8dc

Diet Pepsi
Apr 12, 2010, 08:57 AM
The iPad would fit well in my truck. Plus, it would replace both the Garman and the Sirius.

I just realized why I might need 3G. Thanks

Fraaaa
Apr 12, 2010, 09:15 AM
Man!

I see people having screens for movies and music videos all over the car and some have also consoles there, and I saw also people have mac minis too!

The iPad is the solution!!

homerb
Mar 17, 2012, 02:15 AM
Wow this is an old post. Sorry to revive a post that is two years old.

However, I thought it would be important to bring up some very relevant information regarding an iPad in the car.

There is an accessory called the PLX Kiwi Wi-Fi. It interfaces with the vehicles OBD port to work. It then creates a Wi-Fi network that your iPad iPhone or iPod touch can connect to. There are several apps that are designed to use this interface. When using these apps, specifically an app called "rev", it brings up live vehicle data and shows up to five gauges simultaneously like a vehicle four. You can customize these gauges to display pretty much any vehicle data parameter that is coming from the car's computer. You can display things like instant or aberage fuel mileage, boost, speed, coolant temperature, intake air temperature, or about 100 other different types of data. This app also let you read diagnostic trouble codes and reset the computer if your check engine light is on. The app is configurable to show one large gauge with a swept needle and numerical readout below it and then for smaller gauges in each corner of the screen.

There are a few other apps that utilize the same Wi-Fi to OBDII interface, but they are quite as sophisticated.

I think that it is really need to be able to have a live digital dashboard on the screen using an iDevice.

there is also a new system that just hit the market uses a similar interface but also allows you to load custom tunes to your car's computer to increase the performance based on vehicle modifications. But after looking at the app, it's not as sophisticated or good looking as the "rev" app previously mentioned.