Can Your Smartphone Be a Carputer?

Windows Mobile in dashboard

Windows Mobile in dashboard

I like this concept from Celio because it leverages the smartphone platform, and more importantly, your data. They showed me this working mock-up. Look close because the automobile dashboard is solely a representative picture. It’s the 7-inch touchscreen display that’s real. That screen is commonly available as an option on autos, but what’s uncommon is to see Windows Mobile on it.

Yup, it’s another application of Celio’s technology in action. Concept only for now, but I could see it become reality. Smartphones are gaining traction over feature-phones, for one. And folks want access to their data all around them. If your existing phone and data plan can provide connectivity to the car, think about what you can do. Tap a contact name and have Google Maps directions appear without any typing or steam personalized audio from your home to your car. While a full-fledged PC and OS work here as well, this has to be far less costly while providing a good portion of the same functionality.


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