hope this is the right section of the forum for this... I'm a big fan of both fans, and have always noticed that they're really similar and occasionally follow the same philosophies. A prime example is BMW's iDrive and the iPod's clickwheel, almost essentially the same thing, both born from the companies' value of ease and utter simplicity. Today I was surfing the net and came across this: http://www.macrumors.com/2007/08/02/apple-exploring-multitouch-interface-gestures/ and noticed how much it reminded me of this: http://www.bmwusa.com/BMW2003/Templ...uelybmw/future_technologies&NRCACHEHINT=Guest now, why aren't these companies working together more? I know that BMW was first to have iPod and iPhone compatibility, but why not do more? Why not develop a multi-touch iDive navigation system together? I heard apple is working on a new nav system for mercedes.... why not BMW? Just thought the comparison was interesting... any thoughts? edit: on the BMW link, you need to click on "head hand gestures" next to "alternative fuels" and watch the video to see what i'm talking about.