[aprssig] GPS Recommendations Needed
droobie at maine.rr.com
Fri Aug 10 13:00:44 CDT 2007
These kinds of situations won't matter much until someone ends up
with a laptop impaled into their chest. There will then be the
subsequent 'war on laptop installations' and 'think of the children'. :D
The downside is that most vehicles don't have a passenger side
override for airbags, just namely pickup trucks. The laptop being
there isn't as big of a deal as the fact that laptop is going to be
embedded in your chest for Darwin Awards to see if it goes off..
A Toshiba Libretto (or similar) would probably fit on the center of
the dash or on a ram mount, etc. They're pretty small.
Ironically, the cop configurations here generally have the Toughbook
within the shot of the airbag. I hope they're deactivating it.
At 01:52 PM 8/10/2007, Rich Mulvey wrote:
> You'd think it would be common sense, but...
> I'm *astounded* at some of the unsafe installations I've seen,
> including some real doozy's in the pages of QST. Usually they
> involve someone placing a device or the cabling in the deployment
> path of the airbags. I recall one picture I saw on the web where a
> guy had actually glued the mount for his GPS to the dashboard - and
> the "SRS" logo was visible right underneath it.
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