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    Uh - When my gas cap is loose, my Audi A4 throws a fault code on its own and my diagnostic software tells me what's wrong. I don't need windows for that.

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    When my fuel cap's open, it generally means I'm filling up and I tend to be looking right at it when that happens....

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    M$ already developed a CarPC... the XBox

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    I read somewhere (think it was telematics update weekly) an interview with a head honcho from Microsoft's Windows CE Automotive. In it, he literally admitted that Microsoft's Windows CE should be used more for non-mission critical purposes, like the infotainment sector.

    I also heard someone mention that owners of some of the first generation BMW 7-series users who have WindowsCE powering the in-car controls have to pull over and essentially "reboot" or turn off the car and turn it back on to get the AC controls to work properly.

    I had a chance to test-drive (well, the Audi dealership only let me sit there and play in the parking lot) with the Audi's MMIC system, which is based on a Real-Time OS, a older branch of unix called QNX Neutrino. Now, that is an amazing piece of work. You could lower and raise the suspension of the car with the controls. The way the display magically came out of the dash is breathtaking.

    I do agree that these kinds of applications are a little ways off, but it never hurts trying to go all out now. The Microsoft behemoth was on its way towards developing lots of in-car computing technologies during the dot-com boom (the Clarion Auto-PC), but as with a lot of software projects these days, there is less funding and less people to continue efforts. Microsoft is gearing up though.... Who knows what's going on with Microsoft's .NET connected car initiative now-a-days....

    One thing is for sure, those kind of marketing campaigns are absolutely retarded.... and geared not towards real people, but to the big car making executives to show the possibilities.

    Hah, those commercials were just down right funny. I was just waiting for them to get out of the car and yell "surf's up dood, cow-a-bunga!" and leap into the air with a freeze-frame high-five.

    Anywho, back to our expensive hobby, guys....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillthewhor_e
    ...just because a company relizes that there is an idea they can make some money off of doesn't mean that these people are going to have to stop the hobby.
    I was not even suggesting that this hobby should be given up. I was expressing my thoughts on M$ taking a fun hobby and turning it into something corporate. I realize it's part of technology growth for your average consumer, and I accept that aspect of it. I think you might have misunderstood me, I fully support the hobby and this forum. My rant is with commercializing it, doing it original is what makes it special and what drives this forum and it's members.

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    well I've tried to order a beta copy. I work for a health authority and I told them I wanted to test it for use in ambulances. fingers cross I might get a copy

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    Guys,

    Have you seen the first autoPC from Clarion? The VR is very good for winCE device. Also, that came out a while back. MS has been doing auto infotainment for awhile now. It's just that not a lot of people heard about them.

    I would never drive in a car built by MS but for infotainment, they got that down. If only clarion can bring down the price. The new AutoPC system is listed for 3000. I have the old autoPC system and from what I have seen, they have my support.
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    Clarion doesnt even make that autopc they buy it from someone and pricing will be coming down because the makers are now selleing to other people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaghetti
    Quote Originally Posted by Sh0cker
    microsoft + car => read this ;d
    Yeah I saw that a while back- still funny though!
    That was here
    ps2 to computer help plz.

    BTW I havn't seen the video yet adn I am not intended to do so.
    To sell me a computer in the car, they have to sell it cheap enuff for me to think about. "is it worth for me to buy one or just build one myself and save a bunch".
    That is the reason I want a computer for Nav, DVD, music, ... in my Matrix instead of getting a $2000 option for a nav system from Toyota that can only do Nav.
    2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
    89 Supra Turbo P3 600E@750/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
    Y2K Accord Dell GX150
    RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
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