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2012-07-24 16.00.52-1Wow, talk about a business that’s on the move!!!!

Rich people like Paul Allen would have their Mercedes customized to have something of an office in the rear passenger seat area and we’ve seen some cool vans complete with computers, flat panel TVs and a wet bar, but they were fairly rare.

These days though car makers are building vehicles with WiFi, so adding the right hardware to allow businessman to do everything on the road is easier than ever.

This may be indeed the next niche for car audio dealers.

“We’re going to see more and more functionality out of vehicles. We’re a connected people now,” Jack Nerad, executive director of Kelly Blue Book, told NPR.

Check out the full story from CE Outlook here.

The prototype of the screen made by JDI.
Credit: Japan Display.

Japan Display is showing off prototypes that display how your car or tablet of the future could be equipped with an unprecedented super-screen that’s head-and-shoulders above any product on the market today.

Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi have been working on some next-gen LCD technology that you may soon see on your tablet or in your car.

The prototype 12.2-inch automotive touchscreen offers 1920×720-pixel resolution and utilizes true black technology for better contrast, plus an impressive 50 percent lower power consumption, compared to existing displays. The 7-inch screen has 2560×1600-pixel resolution.

With 431ppi it surpasses the iPad 3’s 264ppi (Kindle Fire HD has 254ppi). Perhaps even more attractive is their tablet screen is only 0.05 inches thin — and like the vehicle display counterpart it also lowers power consumption by half.

After checking out the Japan Display prototypes, you might think the future of next-gen LCD technology looks brighter than ever!

While many vehicles currently on the market — including cars from Dodge, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Jaguar, and others — sport similar screens on the vehicles’ instrument cluster, none of them can really compare to these babies!

Read full coverage on the super-screens from CNET below:

Now Showing: The Future of Tablet and Car Displays