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  • MOST and CarPC's

    Okay, so I am about to undertake possibly the hardest hobby project of my life but before I get started I would see if its even possible, haha.

    My main objective is to create a CarPC that interfaces directly with the Center Control Module (herein refered to as the CCM). This controls all audio functions as well as climate controls through a visual display on an OEM 2-Tone LCD screen. So I was going to replace this LCD and the CD loader above it with a 7" Touch screen running some front end that will obviously need tweaking in order to send and recieve the correct signals.

    Is there a way, as of right now, to design a front end to display the OEM controls and interface with the MOST system?

    I know that most of the CCM functions are controled by a CAN and 2 LIN networks whos signals are sent to the LCD/Head Unit and then dispersed into the MOST network for vol. up and down, etc...

    The car is a 2005 Volvo S40 T5, but any light you CarPC vet's may have on this would be greatly appreciated. TIA!
    2005 Volvo S40 T5
    Black w/ Black Leather
    Sport Pkg.
    Convenience Pkg.
    H&R Sport Springs
    Kazera KZ-V 18"
    Michelin PS2
    Evolve Body Kit
    Delphi SkyFi2 XM (in nice custom mount)

    CarPC x [----------] 0% (yeah.... still planning it out)

  • #2
    hi i was just wondering if you ever resolved this issue, i myself being thoroughly annoyed by the absence of any simple avenue of upgrade.

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    • #3
      I'm looking for some Fiber MOST interfacing options too....
      Roy

      2005 Range Rover 4.4
      Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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      • #4
        Unfortunately not. It appears that even a simple iPod solution to the current iteration of the MOST system in my car is out of reach. I love how they develope such advance systems that nothing else can integrate with them.....sheesh.

        There have been some other options but none that I find worth while as they are not fully integrated units, just add on DVD, GPS, MP3 players so you still have to use the originla screen if you want to turn the volume up or down or set the climate controls.
        2005 Volvo S40 T5
        Black w/ Black Leather
        Sport Pkg.
        Convenience Pkg.
        H&R Sport Springs
        Kazera KZ-V 18"
        Michelin PS2
        Evolve Body Kit
        Delphi SkyFi2 XM (in nice custom mount)

        CarPC x [----------] 0% (yeah.... still planning it out)

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        • #5
          Yeah... I've loooked extensively... the best option would be an audio/video input from NavTV but that runs over $1500!!! they are ****in crazy!

          I wish my car had the BMW system (BMW system was until 2004MY... the bmw system allows full integration with the radio, ipod listing and control through radio, as well as ibus, and a whole lotta other goodies!)
          Roy

          2005 Range Rover 4.4
          Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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          • #6
            the hacktheibus yahoo group has a section on most. I'm not sure how far they are with it, but may be worth looking at.

            hope that helps
            Current:
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            • #7
              hi,
              i have a 2006 volvo c70.
              i'm trying to connect a car pc to the CAN network.
              anyone have any ideas on how this can be done?

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              • #8
                kyouabian,

                Intervex

                CarPC Progress
                ■■■■■■■■■95%
                just missing the car... ;-)


                SpaceNav Driver Dev

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                • #9
                  I'd like to know if anyone finds any solutions to the MOST issue.

                  This is one area that the CarPC market is missing out on functionality.
                  Jan Bennett
                  FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                  Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                  • #10
                    really tough task , i hope you succeed and give the secrets to us yoo

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