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Volkswagen has teamed up with Microsoft for this year's CeBIT technology show to exhibit a multimedia- and communications-enhanced version of VW's new Eos. (So would we call the joint venture Volksoft? Microwagen?)

Built for the "Digital Living" segment of the show, the PC-powered Eos features a car PC from inperio Systems, located in the central fold-down armrest built into the rear seatback. Dual 7-inch monitors are embedded in the back of the front seat headrests. A wireless in-car network connects an external keyboard and game controllers, and the system supports a navigation application, plus the usual PC functionality for pictures, video, music, and communications.

Nothing earth-shaking, technology-wise, but it's interesting to see auto manufacturers slowly exploring the idea of using the PC platform as an alternative to dedicated hardware.

[Source: Volkswagen]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      you'd call it unreliable either way...
      • 9 Years Ago
      the monitor in the headrest looks hard to access... unless it's an ORIGAMI! DUN DUN DUN!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Microsoft and Volkswagon are PERFECT for each other.

      Now you can have an unreliable overpriced piece of crap computer crashing inside of your unreliable overpriced piece of crap car as it breaks down! Masochists rejoice!