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    GhostBusters. Who made the first car computer?

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    We thought the forum members of mp3car made the first car computer in the late 90s. Wrong. Done by the ghostbuster guys first in 1984. See our video for 20 seconds of ghost busting fun. Who made the first car computer?

    http://vimeo.com/2232739

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    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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    This is the site that first got me into the idea of a car pc

    http://www.chaos.org.uk/~altman/mp3mobile/

    The builder went on to start the empeg linux based head unit. Which
    was an awesome bit of kit but a bit ahead of it's time i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberus View Post
    This is the site that first got me into the idea of a car pc

    http://www.chaos.org.uk/~altman/mp3mobile/

    The builder went on to start the empeg linux based head unit. Which
    was an awesome bit of kit but a bit ahead of it's time i think.

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    Exactly the same site as I was inspired by.
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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    maximum pc first piqued my interest. they had this thing about a rackmount box playing mp3's via linux or command line
    "To start press any key" Where's the "any" key?

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    I finally got the transcoding working. More thoughts on this later. Lots of other video to post...

    http://vimeo.com/2232739

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    WRONG - 1981.
    Cannonball Run! The Japanese team that crashes their car while watching adult entertainment on their in car computer!
    Now I do not know if the carputer actually functioned, but it was in the movie nonetheless.
    What do I win?

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    Oh, and they had navigation.

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    Looking at both of these together, they look like they were superimposed, but hey - they had the concept there for what we do now.

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    Good find. thanks for the screen shots.

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