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Hyundai Genesis Apple Mac book / air / mini explosion & Sneak peek

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by , 11-04-2008 at 10:13 AM (1157 Views)


Everyone has been setting up for SEMA for the last 3 days. I happened to walk by the Hyundai booth yesterday while one of the vice presidents was rehearsing for their 9:30am press conference today. They had the usual un-blanketing of cars and performance celebrities there to talk. What I was really there for was the car computer geerkery. The real details about this project will have to wait until Tuesday when the real press conference starts, but here are some sneak peek photos.


I am already slightly disappointed with the mac install. It seems like more of an attempt to get press than a functional implementation. I saw one of the macbook airs plugged into an AC port which would imply no ignition integration. It is always harder to put in a DC-DC regulator. Why do installers just use inverters especially on a high profile car like this? Is it laziness or unknown technical mojo that is driving this?
Answer this question and talk about this install on our forums.
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For you Hyndai or Genesis addicts I posted a quick 1m video of their VP practicing, unveiling a car and doing a quick dance. See the forum post for more details.

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LOL, they should have came to the MP3 forum and took info from us. They could have easily have done this through there 3G network, ummm, maybe i take that back, AT&T sucks @$$ when it comes to there 3G network too.
Just an update on this product.

- CruiseCast which launched officially in June of 2009, over 6 months after mp3Car Demo'd the service is no longer accepting subscribers and will be refunding all subscribers the set up and installation fees, over 1K per current subscriber. Even the big guys really get it wrong sometimes.

Engadget Article for more detail.

And here is how the big guys close up shop.
From the blog - We go for a drive as the Cruisecast team shows us the guts of their prototype device and an example of their buffering technology.


http://vimeo.com/2227736