Though many companies have solved the dilemma of playing digital music in your car by adding auxiliary (iPod) inputs, that solution still renders all your USB flash drives useless. Volkswagen
, however, has announced that a number of its vehicles in Europe can be ordered with a USB port in the center console. This type of port would connect not only to an iPod or other digital music player, but could also connect to a laptop or read audio files directly from a USB flash drive. While it appears the port will is unable to charge a device that's using it, we can only imagine how excited the car hacking community is.
[Source: EverythingUSB via Foursprung