So apparently people have went to the trouble of reverse engineering Android Auto… basically streaming a device to your car’s head unit (H.264 and PCM audio), it would be pretty interesting to be able to use that with Haiku, and perhaps a modernized BeIA-ish interface on a car.
https://github.com/f1xpl/aasdk is a library that can be used to implement for instance OpenAuto (a head unit emulator), or Android auto support into new platforms from what I understand. It uses QT and alot of libraries Haiku already has… so perhaps wouldn’t be difficult to get going in some form.
Obviously this has little to nothing to do with Desktop software, but… then BeOS was a personal computer OS, and later by extension ended up in a few appliances, unsuccessfully of course but… still the idea was there even then. It would be interesting to see Haiku software adapted to work in this form factor, I think Media player and maybe even a cut down and iconified tracker scaled up would work just fine with a scroll wheel and button common to most vehicles… in fact that’s basically what Android Auto provides from a phone by default.