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
Hyundai Genesis Apple Mac book / air / mini explosion & Sneak peek
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?
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For you Hyundai or Genesis addicts I posted a quick 1m video of their VP practicing and doing a quick dance.
Updated 09-17-2009 at 04:11 PM by ecog