• Jan 19, 2012
Just when you thought manufacturers couldn't cram any more technology into a vehicle, CES rolls through Las Vegas to show off all-new levels of car-bound gadgetry. A company by the name of Rydeen hopes to produce a new range of stereo head units that run the Android operating system. The double-DIN units partner up with a touch-screen enabled rear-view mirror serve up all of the relevant applications we've come to know and love from our Android devices. Currently, Rydeen says it's just using the touchscreen rear-view mirrors as research tools, though a production version may hit the market by 2013.

That version will likely boast a more simple interface that should be easier for drivers to use without killing everyone else on the road. We're big fans of that plan, though we have to wonder about the viability of putting the touch screen in the rear-view mirror to begin with. Here's hoping Rydeen will turn to a traditional dash-mounted system in the future. Hit the jump to check out a video of the mirror for yourself.



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      scriber72
      • 2 Years Ago
      Touch-screen responsiveness might be somewhat degraded with blood-smeared fingers after the head-on collision.
      longlivev8
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm hating all of these automobile related electronics more and more each day. MORE CAR, LESS COMPUTER!
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here's a feature I think they should develop. A system that, when it detects your eyes looking at something other than the road, mirrors, or speedometer, sends out a loud audible message saying "KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE &#$%ING ROAD!!!".
      dklkse1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really can't wait for everyone to get over this "cram as much techno-crap as we can into our vehicles" phase. It's getting ridiculous. Our cars needs to get us there... Not entertain society's increasingly short attention spans. That's what our living rooms are for.
      Jake
      • 2 Years Ago
      The only technology they need to work on putting in every car is a gadget the punishes you with severe pain every time you futz with a gadget when you should be focusing on not killing people with your vehicle. Definitely should be standard equipment in Suburbans or Sequoias.
      ERNSTEVERYTHING
      • 2 Years Ago
      perfect, more **** to distract remedial drivers..
      SkySky
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why did he not play Angry Birds in the mirror?
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why....why....WHY-WHY-WHY WWWWHHHHYYYYY!?!?!?!?!?!
      GoSpeedRacerGo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was thinking that the next logical step would be an XBox controller integrated into the steering wheel, but I forgot about Kinect games. Put a sensor in the dash and you could play games while checking emails or updating Facebook. Maybe even steer the car or look at the road once in a while.
      Greg
      • 2 Years Ago
      With all the 'connectivity' they want to put into cars, it's only a matter of time before your car gets hacked so bad you'll have to reimage it to get it to start up.
      Joe K
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is nuts. I love my Droid and have a dash mount for GPS and music, but a full android in a rear veiw mirror? There may be the ever popular Parking interlock, but that is just a wire and they get ridden all the time. People can barely work their radio and keep their eyes on the road, now this? All cars need are a radio, GPS, and easy to understand hVAC and seat controls. Period.
      Sportbike
      • 2 Years Ago
      So now you car can get hacked!
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