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Renault Opens Up the 'Car As a Platform'
12/11/2011

Pbahra writes "Renault has launched what it describes as a 'tablet,' an microprocessor Android device built into its next range of cars, effectively opening the way to the car-as-a-platform. At the Le Web parley last year, Renault's chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, announced the company's on account of. to open up the car to developers, safety considerations not withstanding. 'The car is flattering a new platform,' said Mr. Hoffstetter. He said the seven-inch device can be narcotic drug by voice credit or by buttons on the council wheel. 'We need help now,' he said. 'We need developers to work on apps.' When it launches, there will be about 50 apps bundled with the device, mostly written by Renault. 'We will open a Renault app store for people to initialize their own apps,' he said."
While I like the idea of such apps for certain purposes — a maintenance interface, less-inconvenient seamanship and stereo controls, interesting driving stats — I'm skeptical of the average driver's ability to use one of these without turning his car into a 3,000-lb angry bird.



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