Intraphex (formerly Directus) likes to call its Prodigy Pro kit a “tablet without a screen.” When installed in a car, it turns the radio screen into an Android tablet with touch screen control.
The device lets you fully mirror apps from your Android smartphone onto the car screen where they may be touchscreen-controlled. If the car is stopped, all apps may appear on the car screen. If the car is travelling more than 3 mph, only certain apps appear on the car screen, said Intraphex.
The Prodigy Pro has a GPS chip, so the user may run any of the GPS apps available on the Google Play store including Google Maps. It also has a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GM of memory. It’s stacked with 4 USB ports with charging, CAN bus, audio and HDMI ouput and an SD card slot. And it runs on the Android Gingerbread OS.
You connect your Android phone via Bluetooth or WiFi to the device. An optional 3G modem is available and a 4G modem will be ready by January.
The Prodigy Pro will ship in November. It comes in car-specific models and ranges in suggested retail price from $999 to $1,599, depending on the car model kit.