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  1. Ford's Technology Development Kit - CES 2011

    by , 01-09-2011 at 12:41 PM

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    Ford showcases their developer kit at CES 2011. The kit simulates the in-vehicle environment developers need to program for in a typical Ford vehicle. Radio controls, HVAC controls, shifter position, OnStar data, and engine diagnostic data can all be simulated for developers in a lab setting.

    Updated 01-09-2011 at 12:46 PM by Jensen2000

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  2. Parrot's New Asteroid Android Head Unit - CES 2011

    by , 01-09-2011 at 12:29 PM

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    Parrot electronics showcases their new Asteroid single din head unit running the Android operating system using an ARM 9 processor at roughly 500 MHz. Music, Bluetooth, Navigation, USB connectivity, an integrated amplifier all fit in a form factor less than 5" deep. Best of all, the unit will be open for community application development.

    Updated 01-09-2011 at 12:37 PM by Jensen2000

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  3. Microsoft, Asus, & Primesense use Kinect Technology - CES 2011

    by , 01-09-2011 at 12:20 PM

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    Microsoft teams with Asus and PrimeSense to use the Kinect sensor and allow developers (for roughly $200) to create their own applications for this platform found at CES.

    Updated 01-09-2011 at 12:29 PM by Jensen2000

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  4. Visteon iPad

    by , 01-08-2011 at 05:48 PM

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    The Visteon iPad dock provides a nice charging cradle for the Apple "I look cool" device. However, what's really cool about this product is it's communicating with the vehicle's computer via a completely wireless network. Control of the HVAC, radio, phone, navigation system, is possible from any seat in (or out of?) the vehicle.
  5. Visteon Connected Car - CES 2011

    by , 01-08-2011 at 05:33 PM

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    Rob Wray, from mp3Car, shows us the Visteon C-Beyond car. The center console has a thermal IR sensor that detects your hand location and opens and closes the console compartment automatically according to hand movement. Adjustable ambient lighting can be changed based on the passenger's mood. Motion sensing lighting can aid passengers in finding lost items at night as the floor can illuminate based on hand gestures. "Vertical Air Flow" eliminates the need for conventional HVAC vents on the dash. Individual zones of the vehicle are more easily climate controlled based around circular ceiling and floor modules. A Windows PC and Centrafuse front end controls all of the technology.