Introducton and Samsung Tab into a 206 Range Rover Sport
Hi All :)
Just recently joined the site after I researched adding a tablet to my Rangie... Whilst I've modified previous cars of mine I've never done anything as technical involving IT stuff...
Anyway, the plan is to install a Samsung Tab, undecided as to whether it'll be a 7 or 7.7" screen and whether it'll be removable or 'fixed.' I tending towards 7.0 and fixed based on a couple of emails from Genz a fellow forumer here who has a RRS as well.
The plan would be to replace the existing 7" OEM touch screen with the Tab completely, whilst retaining the OEM stereo to keep the OEM look. It would be nice to have removable however then the OEM look would be sacrificed and location comprimised. You'll get the idea once I've posted some pics of the centre console.
So on the assumption of going permanent and replacing the OEM screen then the power and sound feed will be via a modified dock connector. The MOST feed to the SatNav screen will need to be connected through to ensure the OEM MOST system continues to work.
Then the more technical (for me) parts will start with using Tasker to do the following:
1. Control the settings and getting the reversing camera to function automatically when reverse is selected and the Tab receives a signal from the BT/WiFi Camera.
2. Get Tasker to send an sms to my Samsung S3 to switch to Flight Mode so all calls are received through the Tablet whch will be connected to the OEM BT System.
Then I also want to use a OBD2 BT unit to utilise the Torque App and get live figures from the car itself on the Tab :) and maybe one day even get the suspension and terrain response settings from the original screen working as I want to get the creators of Torque and the creators of the IDD Tool together as they are both very switched on and have a lot in common.
So really my first question is how many BT accessories can a Samsung Tab 7.0 or 7.7 connect to simultaneously? I think I would need at least 2. One for the BT for making/ recieving calls and one for the OBD2 functionality. A third maybe needed for remote control purposes in the future. So guys and girls any idea?
Basically, I'm brain storming at the moment and I'm sure I'll get some very useful help from this site as to how to proceed wit htis build. Naturally, I'll post photos as I proceed with this.