Geneva Motor Show just started but the goodies are already coming. Among the most interesting new technologies shown (or at least the ones that make us gadget lovers happy) is the infotainment systems that finally got cheap enough to climb down from high-end BMW and Mercedes cars to more affordable cars. One such manufacturer is Saab with their IQon infotainment system based, you guessed on Android, the OS of choice for cheap tablets and interactive devices.
Among iQon capabilities you can find the standard GPS navigation system, media player but also a diagnostic system continuously displaying a plethora of information gathered from various sensors including speed, direction of travel, driver workload, yaw rate, steering wheel angle, engine speed and torque, inside and outside temperature, barometric pressure and the sun´s position for a total of more than 500 different signals.
Even better, Saab seems intent of producing an open API that should allow software developers to create their own applications and publish them in Saab App Store. Crazy!!!
Check after the break for the full press release and a short video.