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Pioneer's prototype mobile network AV playback system - Click above to view the video after the jump

With so many infotainment devices being created, we're beginning to wonder what people are actually doing in their cars -- or rather, if they ever get out of their cars. Pioneer has thrown another electronic log onto the in-car streaming entertainment fire with its prototype network A/V playback system that uses WiMax. That means that any media you keep digitally stored at home could conceivably be streamed to your car.

We say conceivably because it will be a while before cities have enough WiMax coverage to make it all work. But when they do, your TiVo can go along for the ride. Because the device is mobile, you could also use it to watch something in another area of your house, or while relaxing in your backyard. You know, places where it makes a little more sense to be watching movies... Follow the jump to see a short video on the system.

[Source: Engadget]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      For vehicles with rear seat entertainment, or dual view, the ability to stream content from your home's media sever is potentially pretty cool. However, the way they are showcasing the technology as "anytime, anywhere" for the driver is a very poor choice...
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's the car interior of the future ;) (Read: Go cost cutting lol)

      Back on topic, WiMax coverage in a lot of places aren't that well. Can't they use 3G or something? The amount of data that needs to be pushed on this shouldn't make a difference.
      • 5 Years Ago
      We totally need more distracted drivers out there
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good thing it's not pronounced WeeMax. That would sound like a male enhancement product.