Quote: Originally Posted by carputer93
I'm not the first person to do this .this has been going on for years .they have software to make it easier to use the computer in a mobile environment like centrafuse which all the button are big . An example is how cell phones have a car mode app and all the buttons are big. I pads and tablets are being used as HU as well .touch screens are a must and they even have remotes that act as a regular car stereo remote that are USB driven so I don't see what the difference is from using a carpc verses using a double din controlling your iPod or flash drive music. [Only] difference is I'm running windows
That difference is kinda important. You never clarified, so for all we knew you were talking about Ford Sync or another smart infotainment system.
Cars have had computers for a very long time. They just never ran regular Windows.
Can't say that putting Windows into a car is a very common thing... Most people just buy a replacement audio deck that has bluetooth and a USB port.
It does sound interesting though... If I ever rebuild my old truck (1991 Mazda B2200), I might look into getting a Windows 8 system (providing it's not too much work).