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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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deannnnn Avatar
134 months ago
Suddenly I have a huge need for an iPad mini.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PhoenixMac Avatar
134 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.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jayducharme Avatar
134 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.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeekLawyer Avatar
134 months ago
Now that's cool.

Especially once the LTE version (with GPS) is released.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hakone Avatar
134 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)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dorje Sylas Avatar
134 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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