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Look into BluePhoneElite.I want it to be able to pick up my cellphone, bluetooth, and play it threw the speakers and pick up me threw a mic and send it to the phone.
BPE supports the iPhone for talk through purposes (e.g. no dialing, reading/sending SMS, etc...)I have an iPhone that has bluetooth. Not sure if the mini can do that or if I need an add on.
It's possible, but still not automated at all which makes it cumbersome. You also have to hack the iPhone (jailbreak) to do it.I would also like to use my iPhone as an internet router for my mini so I can get internet even without wifi, I think I can figure that one out once I have it installed on my own.
The question is what you want to do with the GPS. If you just want to log the GPS info and use it for other info (trip meter, speedometer, etc..) then you should be good. If you want Nav, Mac is not the platform for you at this time.I want to install a Garmin GPS unit and run that interface when I'm using GPS.
It's possible, but you will have to do a lot of work to make it happen. There is no plug an play option for doing this. And on the Mac you will also have to write your own software to control it as there isn't anything available pre-made.And I would also like to being able to control my climate controls as well, if that is even possible, its not a big deal though.
That is the whole purpose of a front-end application. AMP (dead), CarFrontEnd, and QCar are the current Mac front-end applications.Now the tricky part, I think, is I would like an interface that when I start the car or hit a home button of some sort it has a menu that I can choose, Radio, GPS(my garmin interface), Mac Mini, Phone, or Climate Control(if that one is possible).
Anything is possible. It's a question of how much effort you are willing to put into it.I don't know if it is possible to do all of this.
We are more than happy to help, but you need to help yourself too. Much of the information you asked about has been gone over many times in this forum alone not to mention the other forums on MP3Car.Well if anyone could help me I would be so grateful.
Almost impossible is a better view of the situation. Most shops don't have the experience and those that do will have worked with Windows based systems. I would advise using a shop for doing your audio work if you aren't familiar or comfortable, but the rest you will probably have to do it yourself. On top of that, having a shop do it would make it insanely more expensive than if you do it on your own. I have a very simple (as far as the computer itself goes), but if I had a shop install it at the average (for my area) of $75/hr the labor would have been about what I spent on the hardware itself.I live in Indiana and would be willing to travel and pay to get this done at a custom shop. I am trying to find a good one right now, not as easy as you would think.