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Episode Idea - In-Car Compatability with Portable Music

by SynicalDan / September 6, 2006 11:36 PM PDT

I think it would be an interesting idea to talk about in-car connectivity for portable music devices.

I've had the opportunity to test several cars here in Detroit that run the gammut in connectivity options. Both Ford and GM are planning on including some type of iPod connectivity options by 2008. Some will include an interface that shows playlists, others will just allow for an external cable. If Bluetooth players hit the market, expect the manufacturers to include them in their list of discoverable devices their in-car software supports. DaimlerChrysler is introducing a 30 gigabyte "MyGig" personal hard drive in selected models for 2007 that will not only store music and playlists, but will allow calendar and photos.

Let me know if I can help with any research, as I work in the auto industry.


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In-Car Compatability with Portable Music
by docblue / September 11, 2006 5:57 AM PDT
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by Striderc17 / October 30, 2006 6:20 AM PST

Has anyone used this yet?? I am very interested to see if it is worth the price...

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USB Car Stereo
by docblue / October 31, 2006 2:30 AM PST

I was recently at Frys and they had a car stereo with USB. I put my flash drive in to test it out and the BOL podcast on it started playing! Really cool.

They had the JVC, Kenwood & Clarion models. I want one.

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