Originally posted by Charles Enwesi:
<STRONG>i dont think today technology is really ready for VR in the car. I want you all to answer me this. Where are your setups to prove this?????. Also Do you really think for a minute that the average carpc out there have enough CPU to do this crunching?
Charles, you had to know what you were walking into here ..
My carPC setup used a P3-700 w/ 128 MB Ram (laptop) .. and it has FAR MORE than enough gusto to handle VR with a > 1 sec delay .. futthermore, the accuracy is < 90 %
Do remember, processor power has far out-evolved programming technique .. and as programmers are either forced or willingly program poorer each year, processors are being pushed to keep up ... so just imagine what you get when you actually code a GOOD program !!
Bottom line .. when properly done .. there is only moderate CPU load at most .. which a P2-350 could handle ..
Now there was talk about canceling noise such as car engine, etc,etc...let me think about this for a minute. So when i install this software, i will spend almost 1 day figuring what type of noise i want cancelled or what not. And whats this about having to issue a wake up command or what not. I seriously hope this is not what u guys are saying, cuz your average joe user out there that ventures into this carputer stuff have enough deficulty trying to figure out how to wire the carputer to their car non the less install an OS.
Please recall that I mentioned the "noise floor" being all ambient harmonic noise (not electrical noise) .. this would be picked up by the same mic. as the VR mic. .. this would eliminate the need for any wiring (not that I can find a reason for the wiring) .. furthermore .. on the point of wiring: how many consumers do you know of who install their own alarm systems, or remote starters? .. if there were complex wiring to be done, obviously the market would rely on install shops.
Until someone comes out or maybe one of u really do a demo to prove this to me, i will believe it and believe me i will have some question for you. If VR has really improved, from the last time i tried it, then i am in for it, i too have plans for VR, but i just dont think we are ready for it.</STRONG>