Lots of cars these days have touch screens. But Saab is taking that concept one step further with the removable tablet in its PhoeniX concept car shown in Geneva this week.
The eight-inch color tablet that docks on the dashboard to control dashboard functions like navigation, music selection and in-car climate control, among many others. The IQon tablet runs Google's Android operating system, so car owners can download Android apps and use the IQon's dashboard touch screen as if it were a mobile device. The system automatically connects to the Internet via cellular when the car is turned on.
Rumor has it this system will appear in the 2012 Saab 9-3. As of yet, no word on what the 'infotainment system' might cost. With IQon, Saab is following the trend of other major carmakers by offering up-to-date electronic interface in its vehicles. Check out our previous coverage of similar high-tech systems like GM's MyLink, Ford's MyTouch and Toyota's Entune.