A new vehicle data acquisition system is powered by Linux. The popular OS powers the DashDAQ, from DrewTech.
The DashDAQ can display all manners of diagnostic information about your car, like its speed and performance. The internal RAM is a somewhat paltry 64MB, but the demands on the DashDAQ probably won’t require huge amounts of RAM anyway. The touchscreen is a good 4 inches in width with 480×272 resolution, and the 16 million-plus QWVGA colors won’t be hard on the eyes.
This being the wireless age, the DashDAQ can be equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, although those are both add-ons. It can accept multimedia and GPS software, and it also works well with many other vehicle sensors.
You want it? You got it, for US$595.