This is the first in-dash installation of the iPad we've seen, but it's certainly not going to be the last. Are we looking at a major use for Apple's new tablet?
It's certainly possible! Clearly it'd be handy to have access to stuff like music, maps, Yelp and the internet right at your fingertips. And having it plug right into the dash will let music loaded up on the iPad play right through your car's speakers.
But if you're going to do this, know that the iPad available right now isn't the one you'll want to use. It lacks both 3G and GPS, robbing it of a very large portion of the usefulness that having a dash-mounted iPad would offer. But as of next month, this might be one of the hottest uses for the newly-released iPad 3G.