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Aftermarket tablet sunvisor

While waiting ...
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While the market waits, increasingly impatiently, for cars equipped with a full "glass cockpit", BorgCo are offering as a fix to existing vehicles the new sunvisor tablet.

Basically a modified high-end Android tablet fitted into a sun visor frame.

Remove exisitng sunvisor, detach wiring. Attach wiring to new unit. Re-fix using existing mount points.

When hinged up, does nothing.

When hinged down, provides a touchscreen interface, semi-HUD, navigation functions.

Has a high quality VIS/IR camera in the back; when hinged down, provides pseudo night-vision capabilities with peak white inversion.

Available in left and right hand versions for driver and passenger. Fit one side or both, according to taste and budget.

Add-on modules using wifi or bluetooth allow interfacing to other vehicle systems.

Can also be hinged down and switched off, in which case it acts as a sun-visor.

8th of 7, Jun 28 2014

Watching movies while driving probably shouldn't be supported http://www.cbc.ca/n...g-opp-say-1.2852214
Maybe you want something a little farther removed from "general purpose computing" than android. [LoriZ, Nov 28 2014]

Come now, why stop there? Add-on_20pseudo_20SUV_20kit
[normzone, Nov 29 2014]


       The Borg hits one out of the park! [+] Well done, lad(s)!   

       (One = Cat? Tablet? Bowl of bad potato salad?)
Grogster, Jun 28 2014

       I think this falls under the category of "I might want one, but I don't want anybody else to have one."
DIYMatt, Jun 29 2014

       The outward facing side could have a solar charging system.
Ling, Jun 29 2014

       Just don't use an iPad. Apple's tendency to design things with sharp corners won't meet the minimum radius requirements for interior vehicle surfaces falling within potential head collision space.   

       //full glass cockpit//   

       Aka solar oven.
RayfordSteele, Jun 30 2014

       In the USA there are about 40,000 automobile occupant fatalities per year, but only about 4,000 pedestrian fatalities. Wouldn't this be a good way to weed out the gene pool?
RickRantilla, Nov 29 2014

       //Watching movies while driving probably shouldn't be supported   

       Drove past someone doing that in about 2004...
not_morrison_rm, Nov 29 2014


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