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  1. 2011 Ford 'Digital' Fiesta Overview - SEMA 2010

    by , 11-05-2010 at 01:00 PM

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    Stephen Jenesen from mp3Car talks with Theresa from L&G. They have modified a 2011 Ford Fiesta to create what they call the "digial fiesta". It is an incorporation of a glossy red, circuit board-esque paint job along with some special hardware.

    This hardware happens to be an iPad, built right into the dash. In order to make room for this they have moved the HVAC up onto the ceiling.

    The goal of this car is bring the social media aspect of life into the vehicle.

    Updated 11-05-2010 at 01:44 PM by optikalefx

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  2. Ford Fiesta - iPad in dash - SEMA 2010

    by , 11-03-2010 at 10:41 AM

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    On-Air Personality: Sean Clark Videographer: Mike Palotas

    Sean Clark, from mp3Car, takes a look at the 2011 Ford Fiesta at the Ford booth at SEMA 2010 before the show starts. We find an iPad embedded in the dash, relocated HVAC controls, and relocated USB, AUX, and DC output jacks.

    This Fiesta also sports custom paint, tires, and some beautiful fabrication work, housing 12 inch subs and dual amplifiers.

    Mp3Car caught up with the car designer later to talk about some of the motivation behind the project and everything that went into the car. Stay tuned for more.

    Updated 10-09-2011 at 08:03 PM by Jensen2000

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  3. Directus - Convert After Market Radio to CarPC Box - SEMA 2010

    by , 11-02-2010 at 01:26 AM

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    Sean Clark from mp3Car gets a preview of the Directus telematics box. This box will overtake your after-market OR OEM radio's nav port and give it a new UI that will extend your basic Nav's functionality.

    By using this box you actually get to read your SD card, browse the file system, play all kinds of files, see your backup camera, use radar, USB and tons of other accessories that your normal radio would not know how to work with.

    We will have a series of videos tomorrow about Directus and their the products as we are shooting video at SEMA 2010 today.

    Updated 11-18-2010 at 01:51 PM by optikalefx

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  4. AFKFest 2010 BugByte - The past, present and future of car computing

    by , 10-29-2010 at 03:03 PM

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    Tom Berry, AKA BugByte on the forums, talks to AFKFest about the past, present and future of car computing. As one of the first car pc enthusiasts in the world, Tom explains the early uses for car pcs and how car pcs have evolved over time.

    He presents his thoughts on the current mobile data phase and the impact the car pc may have on the world in the future. Lots of good stuff in one brief segment.

    Updated 10-29-2010 at 03:54 PM by optikalefx

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  5. MeeGo on a car pc - mp3Car forum member nasa at AFK Fest 2010

    by , 10-15-2010 at 12:34 PM

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    MeeGo for the car pc was just released a few weeks ago. The platform has an excellent boot time. Nasa is looking forward to the development of this open sources platform.