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  1. 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.
  2. Visteon Touchscreen Proximity Sensor - CES 2010

    by , 02-03-2010 at 03:40 PM

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    Visteon demo'ed proximity sensors, where the only buttons you are looking for light up. If you wave your hand, these controls will light up and allow you to modify your settings. The buttons are haptically active, allowing the screen to register clicks and can be programmed by the user. When the vehicle is off, the screen will turn black and will not be noticeable.
  3. Ford Sync New Features with Twitter, Pandora - CES 2010

    by , 02-03-2010 at 03:29 PM

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    The Ford Sync now offers new applications such as Twitter, Pandora, and Stitcher. The Blackberry Pandora application is connected to Sync via blue tooth and you can control the application using buttons on the center console, steering wheel and via voice control. The sync will read through the time line and tweets.

    The iPhone will not work with the Sync, but will work with the MyFord Touch. There will be a list of partners and eventually an SDK release tot he public for developers so that others can control the applications via vehicle controls. A developer can send a string to see on the display, set voice commands, manage button pressing to match the context of the specific application. The Ford Sync and MyFord Touch are fairly similar with slight upgrades due to enhanced features. BY 2013/14 80% of Fords will have the MyFord Touch.
  4. Ford My Touch 2012 Demo - CES 2010

    by , 02-03-2010 at 03:08 PM

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    All of the gauges in the dash are user configurable and can be controlled on the dash, via the central console or via voice. There are Sync services in the vehicle and a new feature is the web browser via phone or WiFi, but you can only browse if you are in park. You can have RSS feeds read out to you with the RSS option. There are many USB ports and you can add a hub for more. You can bring your maps into the car via an sd card, and it is optional to buy the navigation.
  5. Connected Car Project - CES 2010

    by , 02-03-2010 at 03:04 PM

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    The Automotive Electronic Committee has put together the connected car to show how to bring electronics in the car without distracting the driver. This vehicle shows the bleeding edge of aftermarket products. There are infrared cameras, a new hemi engine, new kicker speakers, Audiovox components and devices from PAC and Alpine. This vehicle would double the sticker price, somewhere near 70K.
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