Forum member no_hazmats had previously been working to do an electric van conversion controlled by his car computer. Due to the lack of some available parts he has switched to an RX-7. He has started a new work log to show off some of his progress on the new 100% electric rx-7. Things are moving very fast. They hope to do test rides before new years. no_hazmats is an electrical geek with basic programing skills. For those of you who are advanced car computer users and programmers, he could use some of your help. Join the conversion conversation.
Updated 12-17-2009 at 03:01 PM by Fiberoptic
Could the Linux community have a fully featured alternative to Windows based in-vehicle front ends? The answer could be Yes.
The OpenICE organization announced the release of LinuxICE 2.0, codenamed "Anino." LinuxICE is based on the Ubuntu operating system. However, thanks to a team of international developers it looks nothing like it and it has been heavily modified and optimized for use in a vehicle environment.
Some of the features of LinuxICE include:
Build-in NavigationMedia PlaybackSupport for many add-on devices, ex. OBDII Scantools, HD Radion, Touchscreens, etc..Designed to be stable, fast, efficient and easy to setup and operate
Here is a screenshot:
If you want to find out more about the OpenICE project go here.
If you are interested in LinuxICE (read, install) go here.
For those interested we will post a review of LinuxICE 2.0 in the next few days.
Official Press Release here.
Updated 12-17-2009 at 05:18 PM by ecog
According to CIO.com Intel on Thursday plans to turn over the reins of its Moblin Linux-based platform project to the Linux Foundation, putting the work in neutral territory in the hopes of attracting more community support for it. Full details at CIO.com
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Updated 12-31-2009 at 11:45 AM by Jensen2000
How to Enter free car kit contest: Simply (re)tweet the following: Win big screen iPhone for your car. Mp3car produces DIY video series & big screen nav car kit. Free kit here http://bit.ly/7vCfeQ
Some details: Follow us on twitter.com/mp3car Contest ends Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 11:59pm PST.
The winner will be announced on twitter.com/mp3car and our blog on December 21, 2009.
The winning prize will be a $230 "Ultimate In-Car iPhone Screen Duplicating Kit" with ground shipping in North America.
All entrants must be 14 years of age or older.
Winner will be picked at random from those who tweet.
Updated 12-14-2009 at 06:10 PM by Fiberoptic