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A carputer, derived from the words "car" and "computer", is a mobile computer that is designed for automobiles. Most carputers are built through desktop PC tools from smaller form factors. The first carputers were used for playing music and movies, Internet connection, and navigation. Carputer uses also include smart technologies like GPS, Bluetooth and touchscreen interfaces.
A carputer is also known as a Car PC.
There are three types of carputers: original equipment manufacturer (OEM) infotainment systems, aftermarket head units, and do-it-yourself (DIY) projects.