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AFKfest 2010 - Justchat_1 - This year in Car Entertainment Systems

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Justin Domnitz explains what is new this year in car computing. He explains what Ford Sync and My Ford Touch are doing for the car computer market. He doesn't just talk bout ford though, he goes into other companies and how the major OEMs are starting to put car computers in their main stream vehicles.

Justin also explains all the new front ends that are out in development and what they have to offer to the community.

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Updated 09-22-2010 at 11:25 AM by optikalefx

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Quote Originally Posted by VegasGuy View Post
The CF3.2 beta I am running supports an unlimited number of screens.

[disclaimer] Whether that makes it into production is another matter.....but I think it will.

VegasGuy
HUH..... how did I miss that!
The CF3.2 beta I am running supports an unlimited number of screens.

[disclaimer] Whether that makes it into production is another matter.....but I think it will.

VegasGuy
Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
Its not really an all in one, its just all connected as one. None of it is new to us, I cant think of anything they are doing that we cant easily do. Thing is they have marketing, so terms like "vehicle networking" will appeal to people and draw them in. Now only issue I see, is for people that later, want to change from their systems. They are so tied into the car that if removed like 90% of the cars entertainment aspect is lost. I hear that if you remove a radio from a GM vehicle, a bunch of stuff no longer works.
If you remove the headunit (at least on my 08) and don't get a special harness, your door chimes won't work. The special harness basically listens for gmlan "chime" messages. The chime noise didn't provide me anywhere near 90% of my entertainment aspect. I have heard of other non-gm vehicles where they had to stash the stock headunit in the trunk and keep it connected to the (iirc MOST) network or else bad things would happen (ie a dead battery). Oh, also the Pontiac G8 GT has the HVAC controls in the headunit. But people have found there way around that pretty easily.

As for not covering X. Presentations where only supposed to be 30 mins or so. If he were to even attempt to cover all that the auto industry has done, we'd probably still be listening to him today...