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Volkswagen to enhance iPod connectivity


Let's face it, people want computing power in their cars. We've seen people cram their Mac minis into their vehicles, and many manufacturers now offer factory-installed iPod connectivity as an option. Volkswagen must have been paying attention to both trends, as their new prototype interface demonstrates. It's called "Gypsy," and really is a PC in the car's dashboard. There's a slot into which an iPod can be inserted (not in the glove box, but right on the dashboard), and a screen from which the iPod can be completely controlled. Browse any playlist, genre, artist...just as if you were using the iPod itself.

It's still under development, but it looks pretty cool. CNET has a video of Gypsy interacting with an iPod.

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