Mp3car typically focuses on mobile computing applications. The reason why this fits on our blog is that Brian from Palmer Performance has ported his car PC OBD and performance application to the iphone. This is a two part interview. The first part is going to be a tour of his new iphone application. We will follow this up later in the week with a tour of his carpc installation and the features of his car computer software. Brian has made some interesting hooks in his windows application that will allow for integration into roadrunner, centrafuse or other applications.
Updated 09-17-2009 at 04:24 PM by ecog
Pete has spent 5 years building this show car and has used it to win many awards. Tour Pete's car and see how he integrated a car computer. Pete's website is here if you want more details. mummblesmarketing.com
Updated 09-17-2009 at 04:21 PM by ecog
mp3car interviews Steven from Lux designs, the creator and fabricator behind the Hyundai genesis Mac car computer setup. Talk about this on our forums
Updated 09-17-2009 at 04:20 PM by ecog
Michael, product planner at Hyundai gives some specs on the New Hyundai genesis. He talks about Apple in the car, the future of car computing and connector services as well as the tour they have planned with Rides Magazine in NY city. Talk about this on our forums
Updated 09-17-2009 at 04:17 PM by ecog
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.
If there is hot mobile computer tech at SEMA that we havenít written about, Let us know.
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.
Updated 09-17-2009 at 04:13 PM by ecog