First ever Apple iPad car install

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First ever Apple iPad car install

We knew it was going to happen; we just didn’t realize it would happen so soon. With the launch of the new Apple iPad, Soundman Auto has decided to be the first to install one in their car. This video shows the first chapter in a series of videos that will follow the installation of the Apple iPad in a Toyota Corolla owned by Doug Bernards. The install will involve a McIntosh 6 channel amplifier MCC406M, and a special iPod dock which allows the digital signal to be pulled from the iPad and distributed to the Audison BitOne processor via optical output. We don’t exactly know how safe this will be considering the mounting numbers of car accidents due to electronic distraction. According to the National Safety Council, twenty-eight percent of traffic accidents occur when people talk on cell phones or send text messages while driving. We have to wonder how much this percentage will increase if people start installing iPads into their vehicles. Don’t get us wrong, it’s cool to see what these car fanatics will do next, but we just don’t think installing an iPad in a car is very smart especially if you will be installing it in a Corolla. A Corolla…really? Anyway, check out the video. These guys can do some nice, clean work. We definitely have to give credit where credit is due on that aspect.

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6 comments:

Eww. totally screams ’Chinese penguin’ and that’s not the vibe one looks for in a supercar.Mercedes said it will start by distributing iPod to 40 select dealers who will monitor usage and collect feedback for potential improvements. It will then make any necessary changes to the mobile device before potentially switching over all dealerships to the system later this year.

good thinking for the stealerships....not so much for the consumers. At least before you could talk to the person you’re with, if you were getting ripped off or not.

This could really bring a good combination an IPad install on a car. This is a good idea because now a days people love to have a car with new technologies.

What? they’ve installed it on a toyota Corolla? Landcruiser and FT-86 is a goood chop

Actually there has been installs in a Tacoma and a Pontiac G8 prior to this Corolla.

Another great innovation from apple. Good thing that it didn’t blocked the aircon vents.

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