What are some slick things we can do / have done with Android tablets as CarPCs?
As the prices come down and the technology becomes better, I think Android tablets become a clearer choice for use as CarPCs. I thought it would be nice to document some of the current things we can do with the tablets as well as what should add value and be theoretically possible as well as what an implementation may consist of.
I, for one, am really interested in the CAN Bus system and believe we can garner some great benefits from being able to transmit and receive on it. I'm not talking about the OBDII part of CAN, but rather the door lock signals, A/V over CAN (I'm pretty sure I read about this somewhere), steering wheel controls, etc. Each vehicle will be different, but I think it should be very possible to design a common hardware interface (Android->ADK->CAN) and an app that can help us record and replay signals we're interested in.
Another aspect I believe we should always keep in mind is security. If we begin taking information designed to be transmitted over wire and begin exposing it to a device with wireless capabilities, we need to consider any and all potential vulnerabilities.