It seems that Samsung Electronics is partnering up with Kia Motors to equip the new vehicle K9 with the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1. The two companies intend to provide a special edition of the Tab for those that pre-order the soon to be released K9 sedan by June.
Essentially, the Tab will play a role that allows it to be used as a quick guide to the vehicle’s functions and, presumably, will integrate into features such as the multimedia component of the new vehicle model. This synergy between mobile devices, like the tab, and today’s automobiles is clearly just the beginning of a wider trend. It is only a matter of time before every car that comes out has extended features and guides provided through syncing up your favorite tablet device, I’d wager. This joint synergy between smart cars and smart devices like tablets will likely also bleed into improved interfaces in the car of the future.
It’s interesting to see Samsung and Kia working together, and I’m sure this is just the beginning of big things to come.
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