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  • Need some guidance on Software selection

    I am a complete newbie when it comes to carputers.....just found out about them the other day
    But I am no noob to computers or technology, so I already have most of my hardware picked out.

    I have been doing some reading on the subject and have looked at solutions like centrafuse, and roadrunner but Im just not sure what all is really out there and was hoping for some suggestions on what to look at.

    Must haves:
    Play cd/DVD disc
    Play MP3s from hdd
    Play videos from HDD

    Like to haves:
    OBD-II interfacing
    Control with blackberry or iPhone
    play music Wirelessly from ipod touch (will have in-car wifi)
    Interface with phone, make/receive calls.

    Now im not really sure what I can do with the OBD-II stuff, but I heard it can do reporting on like speeds, rpms, etc.
    Also would i be able to, maybe with other software be able to program the ECU with this carputer?

    I know this is a lot of stuff, but if I could get pointed in the right direction I would really appreciate it.



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      take a look at RevFE. It's a well written frontend that covers a lot of what you want to achieve. It's the only frontend for windows that I would recommend.

      If you are brave and want to build a system "the right way (TM)" take a look at LinuxICE.
      Former author of LinuxICE, nghost, nobdy.
      Current author of Automotive Message Broker (AMB).
      Works on Tizen IVI. Does not represent anyone or anything but himself.


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        Kev you seem slightly biased towards LinuxICE LOL

        I have used linux on the desktop before, but have never compiled anything on linux.
        What level of difficulty am I looking at here?