mp3Car forum members Greg Planthaber(profile), Tom Berry(profile), Will Meyer(profile)(blog), and Silvio Fiorito (profile) are highlighted by Peter Wayner in today's NY Times. The article is a follow up to Peter Wayner's visit to the mp3car AFKFest in Baltimore.
For an in-depth tour of Greg's car computer set-up take a look at the video shot at the AFKFest.
If you are new to car computing, watch some videos or read our faq on how to get started.
Will Meyer's video from AFKfest is also here:
Updated 10-22-2009 at 10:34 AM by Fiberoptic
Mitch Solomon gives us a tour of his lab car at AFKfest 2009. You can see Mitch's gadgets in the store.
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Updated 01-14-2010 at 06:25 PM by Jensen2000
Testing is one of the most important steps in putting a computer in your vehicle or car and is often skipped. We highly recommend testing your system on the bench for a day or two before you put the device in your car. We previously did a video on how to build your own car computer. This video will give you some insights into this next step.
Updated 10-15-2009 at 02:01 PM by Heather
All signs indicate that Google is gearing up to be a competitor of Navteq and Teleatlas by using a combination of StreetView, Crowd sourcing and government data. Google just dropped Teleatlas map data usage in the United States and is now using Google data only. In 2008 Google dropped Navteq for US coverage. Both Navteq and Teleatlas have been rumored to be tough to work with, insist on complicated licensing agreements and are very expensive. Both Navteq (owned by Nokia) and teleatlas (owned by TomTom) are also at heavy conflict with their data licensees because they also produce hardware and compete with their customers like Garmin. Readwriteweb has details of some recent Google changes.
This may make for better tech and lower prices but this still leaves the problem that there isn't a free and open solution. We need a passive, free, open crowd sourced global map solution. Open street maps, Google and others don't offer that.
While we are talking about crowd sourcing and Google, checkout our post on Google Crowd sourcing 3d buildings and map repairs (video below)
Talk about this in our crowd sourced map forums.
Updated 10-15-2009 at 12:12 PM by optikalefx