With some work the Ipad can be used in the carpc world some people on this forum are just looking for something to play and do basic functions not a super carpc as some around here think everyone needs in there car.
I built my first carpc after I came to this forum and got interested in the hobby but then after installing it and having it freeze and have problems ( all windows related ) I was happy when Windows 7 came out but it didn't make the experience anymore enjoyable for me, I thought about using a Mac mini but there were no worth wild Gps programs so I went back to a cheap chinese headunit which I run my Iphone through on the 7inch screen and it works for me, But I think that some around here are not liking the idea because they don't like the company ( Apple ) and they don't like the fact that the consumer has decided to buy this product in masses and some on this forum are trying to make it into some kind of carpc.
I know a bunch of people when they seen my first carpc they liked the concept but didn't in anyway want to tear their cars up installing one they wanted a easy way out a quick fix if I can call it that, most wanted an all in one unit.
The ones on here who hate the idea and say it can't be done say the same thing about the Iphone, I can do anything with my Iphone that anyone of you can do with a Nokia or any other phone yes it has to be jailbroken but a lot of things need other things to make them work Windows media player can play some media files but not if you don't have the correct codec installed a pc can't play flash unless you have the flash player installed. They said the Iphone is no good because it can't play flash well I use my Iphone everyday to watch videos and yes most of them are from flash player sites.
All I am trying to say here is that nothing comes out being completly perfect a pc isn't perfect a Mac isn't perfect Nokias and Iphones are not perfect but we make them the way we want them by installing the dependencies, as of now the Ipad can only be used for basic things but since most around here bash Apple so much you wouldn't be aware of the fact that the work to open up the Ipad has already begun, just as they did for the Iphone this is silly just brushing off trying to use the Ipad as a carpc. It would be easy for a Dev to make a touch friendly frontend for the Ipad, right now I am a beta tester for an app on the Iphone that controls the Valentine 1 radar detector and it works great the company Signalactive makes the app so it would not be hard to make a frontend for the Ipad once it is opened up