iPAQ spotted at the Detroit Auto Show

Our Moderator Reidan was out at the 2005 North American Auto Show in Detroit. During his visit he spotted a Jeep Hurricane Concept car with a familiar PocketPC in the dash. He said it looked like a 3600 or 3700 series iPaq along with a Navman GPS Sleeve. Another great car show with Jeep stepping up to the plate and showing an iPAQ! Way to go Jeep!

Interesting Facts about the show

More than 6,600 journalists from 68 countries and 40 U.S. states including 264 TV networks attended the NAIAS 2004 Press Days. More than 30 percent of media attendees were from outside the United States.

· Although the first auto show in Detroit was held in 1907, the 2005 show, renamed North American International Auto Show in 1989, will be our 17th international show.

· The NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn the distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade association and manufacturers from around the world.

· Cobo Center has approximately 700,000 square feet of exhibit space and the NAIAS uses every inch of it and more. The multiple-tiered exhibits bring the total square footage for the show to more than 1 million square feet.

· The NAIAS adds more than $500 million annually to the Southeast Michigan economy, with nearly $100 million directly to the to the city. It’s a world-class event that positively impacts local exhibit companies, show attendees, charities, businesses, and our residents every year. It is the single largest economic impact event in the region.

· The economic impact of NAIAS and 2006 Super Bowl combined will bring nearly $1 billion to Southeast Michigan.