Remote Tuning and diagnostics
so, I know how tuly pointless this really is, but its something I can turn into a project, so here we go. logmein has too heavy a lag to be used as a real solution, but win7 remote desktop works awesome. I can start my car, go sit down on the couch in the living room, and use my laptop via my win7 homegroup and assume control of my carpc. I can tune my car from my living room sofa, or late at night in bed. almost. my next goal for my build is to not have to go out to my car to accomplish this trivial goal. I need my carpc to be able to wake on lan and control ignition and starter relays. I already own a fusion brain and an arduino nano board. though I still have no real experience with either of them.
aside from tuning, this is a good project for a lot of carpc owners/builders I think because this also can work with diagnostics. you can wake carpc, start car, or just turn ignition on, and have carputer pull codes, look at data stream, or clear codes all from inside the home, or office, or where ever. another thought I have been considering is trying to have carputer monitor battery voltage, and maybe even interior temps(south florida gets hot and my car is matte black) and start engine by itself to charge battery and cool down interior. it would be like the beginning of ai for my car. but carpc would never be able to sleep, I think.
which is easier setup and use and better quality? fusion brain or arduino? and has anyone else undertaken a project like this? I am so alone with my carputer here in south florida.