New car - new car pc, maybe? Some help :)
I have been running a car pc in my W210 320CDI for about 3 years now.
My car has comand mercedes navigation and a parrot bluetooth kit.
For this reason, I only used the car pc (running centrafuse) for listening to music, and for recording a camera facing out of the front.
I tried using centrafuse for bluetooth phone stuff but It wasnt remotely reliable, and kept disconnecting, people couldnt hear me etc. I even went down the SOHO echo cancellation card and soundbeam microphones :(
Anyway, back onto point. I have recently replaced my car (with another W210, but an E55 AMG this time). In the new car I have factory comand with TMC and bluetooth phone function which ties in nicely with the dashboard and displays route information on there, I have no need to change this.
So I am wondering, what is the point of going through the effort to install a new car pc? I will be installing front and rear facing dvr cameras in the new car, and an idependant solution is more reliabled than trying to do it with 2 web cams through the car pc.
Granted, its been about 2-3 years since I looked around the car pc scene, has it changed at all? Am I missing something.