Steering wheel controls...
I have lurked around this site for a while even though this is my first post. This forum has helped me with a previous CarPC in a previous car. I am trying to install my Galaxy Tab since it seems to be a cheaper solution. I have 2 questions for anyone who has gone this route already.
My first question is:
Is there a way to interface with a vehicles steering wheel controls? I remember reading where a guy was able to tie in an older PlayStation 3 controller and an arduino board but I can't find where I read it. It could even be on this site... lol But I the problem I see with that is each vehicle is different when it comes to the way they transmit their control signals. So I thought of using something like Pac-Audio's SWI-X to turn them into an IR Signal. Then the problem is getting those signals from IR to Bluetooth or USB. (Don't know if USB is possible for this tablet because of the port on it)
My second question is:
If it comes down to where I have to use an aftermarket head unit in order to get steering wheel controls to work, does anyone know of a head unit that has the following features:
1. Single Din
2. Steering Wheel Controls
3. 3 Sets of Pre-Outs (Front, Rear, Sub) [Higher Voltage the better]
4. Preferably Pioneer or if need be Sony since I already have Pac-Audio's SWI-PS installed
5. Bluetooth (This is the main one: The capability to use multiple devices as different sources at the same time. Ex: Samsung Galaxy Tab set to Bluetooth Audio only, Droid Razr Maxx set to Bluetooth Handsfree Calling) [I currently have a Pioneer AVIC-x920Bt installed. I can select which kind of Bluetooth profile to use. (Handsfree, Audio, or both) I don't know if 2 devices can be used at the same time since I haven't received the Tab yet to test it. I get it tomorrow so I will test it then. I want to replace it with a single din since its a waste to have that in there if the only thing I'm using is the Bluetooth. Plus it will be easier to hide a single din if I decide to fab the tab into the dash. I probably won't do that until I get a tab 2 though.]
Any suggestions or comments are welcome.