It seems that whatever Apple makes, it instantly turns into gold, as if they were the hen with the golden eggs. Their latest creation, as I am sure you all know, is the iPad, which is supposed to be a tablet PC.
Even though the launch took place only a couple of days ago, what we have here is the first car with an iPad installed in it. More precisely, the owner of a Toyota Tacoma decided that an iPad would be useful for his car. The project was accomplished by a Santa Clarita, California based company named SoundMan Car Audio.
Who better to explain what the project consists of than the guys themselves? Here is the official statement:
"We chose to use the iPad as the only source for the vehicles entertainment system. The dock connector will plug into a cable that runs to a Onkyo ND-S1 which will send the digital signal from the iPad directly into an Audison Bit One. The Bit One will then act as the D/A converter, and will also process the audio signal. The Bit One also has a great controller for adjusting the volume and audio settings. The amplifier we chose is the McIntosh MCC406M."
There you have it. Sounds complicated but it actually isn’t rocket science. Also, below you have a video showing the installation of the Apple iPad inside the Toyota Tacoma.
The idea is great and we will probably see other Toyota owners (and not only) wanting to install an iPad. Who knows, maybe Toyota will reach an agreement with Apple to install iPad’s in certain luxury models they have.
You can watch the video here
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