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  • Any use for BlueProximity?

    It's an application that can sense how far away a bluetooth device is and once it's inside the specified distance, it can perform events on your computer to run applications, turn on monitor, unlock screen or anything else. Any use for this in car computing?
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    if only it could be used to start the computer.. that'd be pretty sweet lol
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    • #3
      i'm not sure if the bluetooth spec has a readable wireless sync time built in, maybe you could program it but for what your looking for it would probably be better to use somekind of passive RF signal kinda like the new altima or jaguar keys, as long as the key is in distance the car will turn on, plus the transmitter requires no energy. but for computing use, unless you have the computer on bluetooth receivers would prob not be the solution, at least in car.
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      • #4
        How about an app that locked your doors in case you forgot?

        Detecting the bluetooth phone having left the range would be a good indicator that the paired phone and the owner of the vehicle are gone.

        If people are using a DC-DC power supply with startup / shutdown controllers then their systems are probably shutting down 1 minute after the car is off like the m2atx will, which would mean that the PC is probably still running while the owner has walked out of bluetooth range. At that point the system either locks the doors via rf signal for keyless entry, or duplicates a power lock button press via fusion brain or some whatever-is-out-there.

        I personally would like to know my car locks itself for me if I forget or whatever.

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        • #5
          Luke, I like that idea, doors auto locking/unlocking if a cell phone is in range.

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          • #6
            I think there can be alot of applications for this. As long as it can detect the specific bluetooth device it could be used as a security device.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by bemenaker View Post
              Luke, I like that idea, doors auto locking/unlocking if a cell phone is in range.
              I have this on my alarm already but haven't enabled it, it's a pain. If I get a certain distance to/from the car, the doors will lock/unlock. So if I'm in a house and the car's outside, it's going every time I move around.
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