Skip to comments.Volkswagen finally gives Apple fans their 'iCar' [German Corporation, not GM]
Posted on 04/23/2013 4:29:03 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Many Apple fans have dreamed of one day getting the chance to drive a car crafted by people behind the iPhone and the iPad. In fact, according to the New York Times, just before he died, Steve Jobs said he wanted to build an Apple car. Now Volkswagen hasteamed upwith the computermakerto deliver the next best thing until Apple decides to actually make its own.
The vehicle is called the iBeetle, and while it doesn't look like a sleek iPhone-on-wheels, it does include a decidedly Apple-centric dashboard. Unveiled at this month's Shanghai Auto Show, the iBeetle features an embedded iPhone docking station in its dashboard allowing the driver to use the handset as a navigation device, a music player, and, of course, a phone. The iBeetle also offers a special app designed to allow drivers to analyze the fuel economy of different routes, monitor oil and engine temperatures, display social media messages in real-time, and stream music via Spotify.
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apparently you can plug in your iphone or ipad and charge the car with it
iPhone in the car pioneered by Hitler.
How nice, a car that reports its position every minute to a communications network that gives unfettered access to anyone with a badge who wants to download a complete list of its bread crumbs.
Brave New World. I’ll stick with my old “dumb” truck, and keep my location information to myself.
I have an Otter heavy duty I phone case that attaches to my Van’s dash that does most of what was described. I read this week of an ap that allows monitoring of the van’s computer so I think I can do all that too if I spend $70 for the cable and ap.
The primary use while driving is listening to books via the I pod ap and as a phone. My Garmin is the superior nav tool
When the I-Car breaks down do they send you a box and shipping label>
Cool, I can charge the car through my USB?
First they accuse you of doing something to break it.
You are probably right. My age is showing. My Atari game had a joystick.
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