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

    by , 01-09-2011 at 01:29 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 01:37 PM by Jensen2000

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

    by , 01-09-2011 at 01:20 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 01:29 PM by Jensen2000

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  3. Visteon iPad

    by , 01-08-2011 at 06:48 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.
  4. Visteon Connected Car - CES 2011

    by , 01-08-2011 at 06:33 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.
  5. Andriod Car PC Visteon - CES 2011

    by , 01-08-2011 at 06:26 PM

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    Visteon uses an Android operating system in this proof of concept to illustrate the possibilities of what you might see in near future of in-vehicle computing. The Android OS used in this concept limits the apps used to only those conducive to in-vehicle computing for safety.

    Updated 01-08-2011 at 06:32 PM by Jensen2000

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