Aug 25 2005
It started with the addition of satellite radio and then
an iPod. Now DVD and MP3 players, navigation systems, and touch screens
are standard in many vehicles. But installing an actual computer in a car
with TiVo-like functionality? Absolutely! “The time for in-car computing
has arrived,” says Damien Stolarz–and his groundbreaking new “Car PC
Hacks” (Stolarz, O’Reilly, USD$24.95) is the first book to show readers
how to put a PC (or Mac) in their ride and create a powerful mobile digital hub.
Fully illustrated and written by innovative computer hardware hackers and
automobile customizers, “Car PC Hacks” is a collection of tips, tutorials,
and techniques for installing, displaying, and controlling a car PC. It
shows readers how to use a keyboard touch screen, or voice-activated
in-car computers for things like watching (and even pausing and rewinding)
live TV on the road; videoconferencing on the go; and using GPS to create
a constant travel record.
It is unknown at this time how much of this book is Mac-compatible.