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Apple iPad opens up a world of possibilities for automotive enthusiasts


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If you are up to date on the latest on goings in wireless technology, then you should be familiar with Steve Job’s latest offering, the iPad. Like a plus sized iPhone the new 21st century tablet will offer the world a simple, sleek and lightweight PDA that is capable of doing everything from surfing the web to playing videogames and even reading virtual magazines in a way that the much more compact iPhone never could, even if it is 3Gs equipped. This is all well and good for the techies out there, but what does this mean for us automotive enthusiasts.

Measuring in at just over half an inch thick and tipping the scales at just over a 1.5 pounds, the iPad will bring a whole new level of wireless connectivity to in car passengers. And while the iPhone has apps that can measure your car’s 0 to 60 MPH time or check error codes, an iPad could be used to tune it on the fly just like Paul Walker in the original Fast and Furious film. If you thought texting and driving was a problem, the iPad could stir up a whole other round of driver distractions, but because of the electronic tablet’s inherent popularity automakers will almost certainly be forced to offer docking stations as well as iPod cables in their future models, but until then the sky is the limit as far as what the new portable computers will be doing on the regular highway as well as the information kind.

What would you do with an in car iPad?

Let us know what you think before checking out the video after the jump.



5 comments:

I’m not really a fan of any hardware from Apple as a means of gaming platform. I mean I have tried a few racing games on IPhone and it is such a bad experience. If I were to purchase an IPad I’d only use it for personal and professional reasons and not for games.

This will get so big we can’t say yet.
It’s a platform that offers more games, apps and whatnot than any other device.
I’m sure that it will bread records even before there is all software available.

Tamara

Definitely more car games for IPad, should I decide to purchase one. I’m actually looking forward to how Apple would improve it for its next version. The endless possibilities of Steve Jobs.

So this is what Apple have been cooking up lately, the big January 27 surprise. I can’t wait to get my hands on this thing. But I won’t buy one until critics release some sound review. It’s a breakthrough if you’d ask me.

Can anyone say, Icrash...?

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