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Old Feb 12, 2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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iPad in Car...

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.
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 10:26 PM   #2
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do a search. theres a few threads on here w/ same topic
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 11:51 PM   #3
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Here are a few:
Am I the only one who wants tablet in their car??

Let's talk about a Car Dock

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Old Feb 12, 2010, 11:53 PM   #4
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Carport?

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

No GPS needs to be that large.
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Old Feb 13, 2010, 01:16 AM   #5
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Maybe for cops or paramedics?
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 01:56 AM   #6
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Talking I think it's a great idea ..

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!!!
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 02:02 AM   #7
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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.
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 02:08 AM   #8
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You mean like that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZHQ7hcdh9U#t=33s
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 02:13 AM   #9
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I saw that before!

I think the wings accessory for the iPad is a really great idea. It makes this thing really look like a hygienic pad.
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 03:36 AM   #10
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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.

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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.
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Maybe for cops or paramedics?
Having ipads in cars will certainly increase police and paramedic business.
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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

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Here is a link to my latest episode of the iPad Possibilities Podcast -

http://thepossibilitiesnetwork.com/C...9dd9ac-20.html

It is an entire episode on using an iPad inside a car and other Apple technology empowering cars.
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Old Apr 4, 2010, 06:28 PM   #14
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The ultimate iPad in a car

Here's a link to an iPad being installed in a car
http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhw5
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Old Apr 5, 2010, 02:54 PM   #16
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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.
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Old Apr 5, 2010, 03:33 PM   #17
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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).
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Great. Someone going 70 mph reading an iPad is all we need...
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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
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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.
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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
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Old Apr 5, 2010, 03:54 PM   #22
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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?
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Old Apr 12, 2010, 01:09 AM   #23
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Part 2 of my iPad install

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
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Old Apr 12, 2010, 08:57 AM   #24
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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
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Old Apr 12, 2010, 09:15 AM   #25
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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!!
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