iPad Mini Already Installed in Car Dashboard

Friday November 2, 2012 9:23 AM PDT by Jordan Golson
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Just hours after the iPad mini went on sale, car audio specialists are already installing it in the dashboards of cars. This example, first noticed by 9to5Mac, was installed in a 2012 Toyota Corolla by Soundwaves of Tampa.

The install uses the iPad mini to play Pandora and iHeartRadio through a previously installed audio system. However, because the iPad mini with LTE isn't yet available, the car most likely has a MiFi hotspot installed inside somewhere for a mobile data connection.

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Posted: 27 months ago
Suddenly I have a huge need for an iPad mini.
Rating: 28 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
Thats where these 7" tablets shine, who needs an expensive $1000 stereo when you can get the same functionality out of a $200-600 device that you can take with you.
Rating: 16 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
Now that's cool.

Especially once the LTE version (with GPS) is released.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
If people used dash-mounted devices with a little common sense, it wouldn't be a problem. But I worry that there will be people people fiddling with their iPads in their cars, running red lights or swerving into oncoming traffic.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
Owner: "Siri, how awesome is my car?"

Siri: "it's a Corolla, what do you think?"

Owner: "i hate your face"

(I drive a Corolla too)
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
Wow that's cool.

[Plus it beats the interface of all modern car systems, don't even get me started on the idea of using a scroll wheel to type an address instead of just having a touch screen in 2012]
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
What a great idea! Hopefully car manufacturers will develop apps that take advantage of the the iPad :D
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago

His car is flashing: STEAL ME STEAL ME STEAL ME


It's removable. I really want to do this. I wonder how much the cost was.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
Why, why, why would anybody want this?

I'm not talking about driver distraction. What I mean is, what on earth do you need to be doing on a dash-mounted iPad while you're in a car? Is getting to your destination not enough any more? Is having a conversation impossible? Have we reached the point where we need apps and gizmos and constant entertainment wherever we go, every second of every day?
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
WOOT! A new form entry on every police stations accident report!

Did the moron involved in the accident have an iPad Mini prominently mounted in the dash board?

Yes? No?

If Yes clearly they were distracted while driving and should at least get slapped by relevant laws for that in addition to any they are found guilty of in relation to the accident.

Seriously folks this **** is not smart. The texting, the phoning, the iPadding, its all got to stop when you get behind the wheel. Your job as a driver is to drive, to get from point A to B safely without endangering other people. If being entertained or checking tweets is so much more important hire a taxi or chauffeur, if you're really a tech geek get a Google robot car, or heaven forbid take public mass transit.

I really wish insurance companies could/would find a way to start charging increased rates to people who habitually text/email while driving.
Rating: 6 Votes

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