Alpine has announced that its iPod car adapter will be available in early fall. The US$100 Alpine Interface Adapter for iPod will let users listen to their iTunes using any of Alpine’s 2004 Ai-Net in-dash head units. As previously reported on MacMinute, the Alpine said that with a one-cable connection, iPod users will be able to operate key playback features from the Alpine receiver’s buttons and have display of playlists, album, artist and songs on the head unit. The iPod can then be safely stored in the glove box or console because it acts like a portable hard drive connected to the head unit through Alpine’s Ai-NET system bus. The Alpine connectivity solution also provides charging of the iPod’s internal battery.