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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
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,
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
Can also be hinged down and switched off, in which case it acts as a
Watching movies while driving probably shouldn't be supported
Maybe you want something a little farther removed from "general purpose computing" than android. [LoriZ, Nov 28 2014]
Come now, why stop there?
[normzone, Nov 29 2014]
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||The Borg hits one out of the park! [+] Well done, lad(s)!
||(One = Cat? Tablet? Bowl of bad potato salad?)
||I think this falls under the category of "I might want one,
but I don't want anybody else to have one."
||The outward facing side could have a solar charging
||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.
||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
||//Watching movies while driving probably shouldn't be supported
||Drove past someone doing that in about 2004...