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Tablet computer works as plug-in dashboard
Automaker Nissan says it will unveil a concept car in Paris this month featuring a removable tablet that serves as the vehicle’s dashboard instrumentation.
The Japanese car maker said its Terra SUV concept vehicle, to be shown Sept. 27 at the Paris Motor Show, employs a removable tablet computer that drivers will have to dock on the dashboard before the car can be driven, when the tablet will show a speedometer and energy usage of the electric-powered Terra, TabTimes.com reported.
While driving the dashboard can also serve as an infotainment center, Nissan said, while displaying vehicle information in a side-by-side display format.
Automakers have begun to increasingly embrace tablet technology, with French manufacturer Renault showing a tablet GPS system for vehicles.
Tablets have been used as sales tools, as well; both Kia and Cadillac have been offering customers free tablets as an incentive to purchase vehicles.
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