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  1. Goce interviews Tony from Bluestar Technology

    by , 11-06-2008 at 09:23 AM

    The Chinese manufacturer Bluestar has been making double din all in one units for a few years now. Online carPC retailers digitalww and hipepc have stocked blue star's products in the past but those retailers have now closed up shop.

    Mp3car expects to test samples within the next few months to see if this something mp3Car will offer in the hobbyist marketplace(mp3car store). So far so good!
  2. Intervews Pete Colello - Apple Mac show car

    by , 11-05-2008 at 10:57 AM

    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.

    Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:21 PM by ecog

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  3. The making of the Apple ,mac'ed out, Hyundai Genesis

    by , 11-05-2008 at 10:48 AM

    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 03:20 PM by ecog

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  4. interviews Hyundai product planner, Michael Dietz

    by , 11-05-2008 at 10:46 AM

    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 03:17 PM by ecog

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  5. AT&T launches "Cruisecast" 22 Video & 20 audio channels

    by , 11-04-2008 at 07:28 PM
    UPDATE 11-16-08 - has done three video reports on this topic:

    Interview with President

    Interview with CEO

    Drive Test

    AT&T has partnered up with RaySat to deliver 22 high quality video and 20 audio channels to the back seat of cars. They have launched a working preview of their services at SEMA 2008 with a consumer delivery promise set for sprint of 2009. Anticipated monthly services fees are 28$.

    This is not the holly grail of a connected car, but AT&T has done a lot of hard work here that no other company has released yet.

    Some juicy content deals appear to be done (full list below)
    • They have a relativity small Antenna
    • They have about a minute of data caching 'baked in' to allow for driving through parking garages short tunnels and other structures.

    The reason why this isn’t so cool is there is no national or even local bidirectional link, which would allow for all of the services we have been dreaming of:

    • Mobile concierge.
    • Paid content, pay per view content.
    • Mobile Instant content gratification - I like this song or video, buy me now.

    You can imagine that with AT&T’s network, these features will be on the roadmap.

    Tomorrow we are taking a driving demo and will report on how you can install this in your car when it comes out. From the quick stuff I have read, this after market add on receiver product appears to be pretty easy to install in almost any car.

    Content deals in place:
    “Disney Channel, Toon Disney, Discovery Kids, Animal Planet, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network Mobile, USA, COMEDY CENTRAL, MSNBC, CNN Mobile Live and CNBC. Twenty satellite radio music channels will also be available at the launch.”