The future of in car android setups?
Qualcomm Atheros has already introduced a standard called Wi-fi direct which allows two devices to establish a wifi connection without a router. On top of that only one of the devices has to be wifi-direct enabled. At CES they announced wi-fi display which allows for one display to be mirrored to another over this wifi direct connection. It's like bluetooth but wayyy faster (should replace bluetooth altogether)
Wi-Fi Display is an industry standard devised by members of the Wi-Fi Alliance that enables sharing of the screen image or audio content of one device simultaneously on another nearby device, including simple and secure device discovery and pairing. For example, the Web page appearing on a computer screen can be shared on the screen of a nearby enabled TV. A typical use case could enable content on one smartphone screen to be shared with a nearby media tablet.
Read more here: http://www.sync-blog.com/sync/2012/0...mirroring.html
my thinking is this android tablet in dash, and phone in your pocket. You could send your phone screen over the connection to the monitor, then using a simple bluetooth app (or wifi direct app) make it so that input on your tablet is sent to the phone (kind of like an external mouse). I think this is so simple and perfect. Sounds like bad news for the mimics team though.
Oh and just to let you know how close I think it really is (but what do i know); The google nexus is equiped with wifi-direct. And as I mentioned before, only one of the 2 paired devices need to be wifi-direct enabled.
Let me know what you think