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    Hi, What do you think about the future of CarPCs? (aka "Automobile Infotainment Systems")

    Will OEM solutions like OnStar, MMI, iDrive, etc continue to dominate along with 3rd party proprietary solutions from Pioneer, Alpine, etc?

    What could be done to spark broader adoption of do independent/open sourced efforts - like those discussed on this board?

    Here is an interesting (one-sided) article that reminded me I've been wanting to discuss this.

    The Future Is Here: Six of the Best Automotive Infotainment Systems
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    Plenty of threads about the future of car pc. What are you adding to them really (if you've read them)?

    Now as for the oem devices...I find it hard to believe Ford comes in 3rd behind iDrive And Government Motors?

    Not much praise for the GM system on Jalopnik:

    http://jalopnik.com/#!5763654/gms-my...ee-years-later

    No mention of the Acura or the Infiniti system, one the best there is, specially regarding user friendliness? Very poorly researched and one sided indeed.
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      Originally posted by RipplingHurst View Post
      Plenty of threads about the future of car pc. What are you adding to them really (if you've read them)?

      Now as for the oem devices...I find it hard to believe Ford comes in 3rd behind iDrive And Government Motors?

      Not much praise for the GM system on Jalopnik:

      http://jalopnik.com/#!5763654/gms-my...ee-years-later

      No mention of the Acura or the Infiniti system, one the best there is, specially regarding user friendliness? Very poorly researched and one sided indeed.
      +1. i am going to try to mess with the ford my-touch system this weekend at the auto show, but it is hard to believe that onstar, and the hated i-drive made top of the list...(come on-- one knob to control ALL functions of the car?!?)
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      "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


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      carpc undecided

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