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  • Saab shows off Android-based IQon in-car infotainment system

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/01/s...inment-system/



    It may not be the first to produce an Android-based in-car infotainment system, but Saab is diving headlong into the fray with its new IQon platform that it's just unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. It not only packs the usual navigation and entertainment features, but is tied into a network of sensors in the car that measure everything from vehicle speed to inside and outside temperatures to the position of the sun. While that's fairly impressive on its own, Saab is also going the extra mile and making all of that information to third-party developers though an API, which they'll be able to use to produce their own applications -- which will (you guessed it) be made available through Saab's own app store. Unfortunately, it's not clear when the new system will actually be available to consumers, but Saab is already using it in a fleet of test cars, and it's now showing it off in its new PhoeniX concept car in Geneva. Head on past the break for a brief teaser video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BOd9oX1p4s

  • #2
    Given the availability of the API, it'll only be a matter of time before this will be ported for other Android devices. I would imagine that everything wouldn't be available due to sensors and what not, but it's a start.

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    • #3
      Just watched this video - pretty interesting and pretty smooth. I wonder how well it connects to the CAN and other vehicle data.

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      • #4
        Very cool.
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        • #5
          The OEM's finally get it. Game over, man.

          Originally posted by ghettocruzer
          I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bugbyte View Post
            The OEM's finally get it. Game over, man.
            Maybe so, but I'm still not an OEM type of guy. OEM is for the sheeple

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            • #7
              You're right. I guess I better get back to editing my rr.ini file.
              Originally posted by ghettocruzer
              I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
              Want to:
              -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
              -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bugbyte View Post
                You're right. I guess I better get back to editing my rr.ini file.
                *rotflmao*

                The reason this forum exists is b/c we don't like to be spoon-fed our options. We like to make our own

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                • #9
                  More information here

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                  • #10
                    Although I like it, I'd be a little bit concerned about it being *that* tied in to my vehicle. I like a little separation (for security purposes).

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                    • #11
                      Really cool. Some might wonder just how many gadgets a driver needs at his or her finger tips while traveling down the highway. But it seems the automobile's steady progression to the computer age is continuing unabated. This days it might seem to some our vehicles are more and more becoming computers on wheels. Rydeen, a California-based company known for its on-board automotive navigation systems, has unveiled a new technology for Android integration into automobiles and says it is very close to launching its double-DIN stereo head unit to run Android 2.2 in your car, along with all the apps you may care to download. The stereo head unit partners with a touch-screen, which at this time is built directly into the rear-view mirror. The system relies on a touch-screen interface built right into the rear-view mirror. While safety problems remain unresolved, the business claims we might see the technology in brand new vehicles by 2013. Just read this article I've read Android integration in your rear-view mirror. Thanks

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                      • #12
                        lol, saab is dieing.. so this project can't be far behind-- unless spyder auto has some plans for it, but then it is out of my price range..
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