Starting the computer as you approach the car
Many folks discuss the amount of time it takes their carputer to POST, and ways to get from power on to music playing more quickly. An idea I've had is to power the computer before you actually get in - or even to - the car.
My car has a keyless entry system, so when I'm about twenty feet from it, I can unlock the doors with a keyfob remote. I'd like to intercept that "keyfob unlock" signal and use it to start the computer.
I figure the alarm brain probably controls the keyless entry as well, but haven't yet determined where it is located in the car.
Has anyone done this before? Any suggestions or ideas?
Re: Starting the computer as you approach the car
have relay switch the remote signal on.
power relay switch remote-in
so, if the switch is on, the pc will boot.