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    Saab shows off Android-based IQon in-car infotainment system

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/01/s...inment-system/



    It may not be the first to produce an Android-based in-car infotainment system, but Saab is diving headlong into the fray with its new IQon platform that it's just unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. It not only packs the usual navigation and entertainment features, but is tied into a network of sensors in the car that measure everything from vehicle speed to inside and outside temperatures to the position of the sun. While that's fairly impressive on its own, Saab is also going the extra mile and making all of that information to third-party developers though an API, which they'll be able to use to produce their own applications -- which will (you guessed it) be made available through Saab's own app store. Unfortunately, it's not clear when the new system will actually be available to consumers, but Saab is already using it in a fleet of test cars, and it's now showing it off in its new PhoeniX concept car in Geneva. Head on past the break for a brief teaser video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BOd9oX1p4s

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    Given the availability of the API, it'll only be a matter of time before this will be ported for other Android devices. I would imagine that everything wouldn't be available due to sensors and what not, but it's a start.

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    Just watched this video - pretty interesting and pretty smooth. I wonder how well it connects to the CAN and other vehicle data.

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    Very cool.

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    The OEM's finally get it. Game over, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    The OEM's finally get it. Game over, man.
    Maybe so, but I'm still not an OEM type of guy. OEM is for the sheeple

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    You're right. I guess I better get back to editing my rr.ini file.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    You're right. I guess I better get back to editing my rr.ini file.
    *rotflmao*

    The reason this forum exists is b/c we don't like to be spoon-fed our options. We like to make our own

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    Although I like it, I'd be a little bit concerned about it being *that* tied in to my vehicle. I like a little separation (for security purposes).

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