iPad in Car...

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by boss1, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. boss1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    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.
  2. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    do a search. theres a few threads on here w/ same topic
  3. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009

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

    No GPS needs to be that large.
  4. thejakill macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2005
  5. kurtfoster macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2009
    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!!!
  6. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    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.
  7. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
  8. zipa macrumors 65816

    Feb 19, 2010
    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.

    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.
  9. .Andy macrumors 68030


    Jul 18, 2004
    The Mergui Archipelago
    Having ipads in cars will certainly increase police and paramedic business.
  10. guycross macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2010
    Especially if Project Gotham gets a good release on the iPad. That would make for some CRAAAZY driving

  11. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2006
  12. Dougbernards macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2010
  13. cdinca macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2007
    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.
  14. Smackfu macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2010
    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).
  15. H00513R macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2010
    Great. Someone going 70 mph reading an iPad is all we need... :rolleyes:
  16. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    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
  17. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If it's a Dock then you can remove the iPad when you exit the vehicle.
  18. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    The install by soundman doesnt look removable though, and I'm sure other small installers will overlook this as well
  19. Robin4 macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2010
    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?
  20. Dougbernards macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2010
    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.

  21. Diet Pepsi macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2010
    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
  22. Fraaaa macrumors 65816


    Mar 22, 2010
    London, UK

    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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