Last week the TuneVroom team spent some time at the New York Auto Show scoping out the latest in iPod car integration.
To our surprise, we found very little in terms of automakers touting iPod integration as a selling feature. There was virtually no mention of iPod integration and no "Made For iPod" logos on any windshields. This was in direct contrast to the many XM Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio banners found throughout the show.
When we asked vendors directly, a few mentioned that some of their cars did have a dealer installed iPod option available. But that, oddly enough, was the extent of it.
With millions of iPods in circulation, we would have thought this would have been a no-brainer for most car makers. People want to listen to their iPod everywhere - including in their cars.
So why the disconnect? Are the automakers under-estimating the demand for this feature? Would you be influenced in you next car purchase, knowing you could easily plug-and-go with your iPod? Let us know what you think in the comments below.