|04-24-2005, 03:03 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Device: Dell Axim
Intel's car entertainment system goes mobile
Now that DVD players are common in cars, are personal computers next? According to Bob Keefe from the NYT, Intel has a prototype mini computer (with the size of a "hardcover novel") that folds down from a vehicle's ceiling allowing back-seat passengers to watch DVDs, play video games, listen to digital music and wirelessly surf the Internet. What makes Intel's invention attractive is that you can also detach the PC and use it inside and outside the car.
Phil Magney, president of Telematics Research Group Inc., predicts that in-car computers could become common within the next five years. That would match the growth curve of car DVD players, now installed in more than 3 million vehicles worldwide, according to the research company. "Any embedded entertainment system five years from now will likely have a hard drive, a wireless receiver and WiFi" wireless Internet connectivity, Magney said. "That's where all these systems are headed."
It's easy to appreciate how this technology could enhance your lifestyle whether for business, pleasure or both. Soon, you won't need to leave the benefits of WiFi at home or the office. There will be no more excuses for not answering your e-mails.
|06-16-2005, 06:29 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NW Uk
Device: Motorola A1000
I have seen PC technology such as this in the UK, audi 80 with a 17 inch tft monitor running xp all in a car cruise in manchester turned some heads, also aided the cars ICE. This proves people are serious about pc's in cars, when Intel's getting in on the action.
|06-16-2005, 04:06 PM||#3|
just kinda geeky
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Oakland, California
When all of this comes to fruition, I might let my GF drive sometimes so that I can conduct business on the road and it wouldn't bug me that she drives slower than me because I'd be working. I drive 6 hours to L.A. or even more hours to Las Vegas, this would make the trip more fruitful if actual work can be done during those hours.
|07-31-2005, 05:59 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2005
I think one of the HDD manufacturers is developing a HDD specifically designed to be used in a car, this certainly seems to be the direction things are going.
I'm not really sure whether there is a real technological need here or whether it's just a marketing gimmick but I suppose for the point of this discussion it doesn't really matter.
|07-31-2005, 08:48 PM||#5|
Join Date: Mar 2003
Device: Treo 700p, Zodiac2
This is where a Video iPod will take off: In car entertainment, travel guides, etc. Just as iPod integration with car stereo systems is a factory and aftermarket accessory option, the Video iPod will follow.
Who is Apple turning to for their processors??
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