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5. Car PC Interface Options > 57. Control Your Car PC with a Touchscreen

Control Your Car PC with a Touchscreen

Touchscreens are the primary way to control most of the in-car applications being developed today.

In Chapter 3, I showed you how to install a VGA touchscreen in the dashboard [Hack #26] . And for good reason—not only are VGA screens sharper and far more readable than most other screens because of their higher resolution, but with a touchscreen interface you can eliminate the need for a mouse, a remote, and even a keyboard.

As an in-car user interface, touchscreens are one of the most attractive approaches out there. They are easy to use, with the big, ATM-style menus (Figure 5-4) that characterize the state of the in-car PC software art.


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