Monitoring and ICE
It's my first post and I'm quit excited to join your gadget-freak nation. I've been into computer and specialy HTPC for the last year and I build couple of personnal PC. I've also been a computer salesman in one of the first BestBuy store in Quebec (Canada) so I know the basic about CPU.
Recently, I've purchase a new car Smart ForTwo 2006 and I got into carputer forum to see what couple be done. I have some question regarding what is possible and how I can achieved my goal to fully integrated my carputer for active car monitoring and in car entertainement.
Here my list of what I would like to have or feature my dream carputer should have :
1- Fuel economy system
Something similar to Scan Gauge II where I can acces information regarding MPG, time to empty, something to monitor the $$$PG and of course trip-meter (tank, month, year).
2- Standard OBII tool
Engine diagnostic tool, RPM, speed, fuel/air ration, turbo PSI (Smart is CDI) and other things.
3- Cost analysor
Some kind of integrated EXCEL spreedsheet where I could wrote down the expendure of my car (maintenance, gaz, oil, insurance, driver license and so on). Something to get the car completly automated to get various information.
4- Maintenance advisor
This idea can from TF&TF (the fast and the furious). Something to monitor the maintenance I should do on my car. Automaticly pop-up window at 5000 km for oil changes and 50000 km for tire swap.
5- I think that enough for monitoring
Enough for now but maybe something to link my security system to my home network.
Standard MP3 player with something like 40 Go. of music.
2- GPS system
Turn left then right on next exit...
3- Bluetooth cellphone
It's always nice to see someone speaking alone with the windows down
4- Webcam or infrared view
Maybe / Maybe not... still don't get it but it looks cool.
1- Part list
I don't have any clue what should be the part list for minium requirement.
2- Fast boot
Who doesn't... I saw flash drive of 4 Go. I think it could be enough for my front end and OS.
No keyboard nor mouse
Home network connection and wardriving for raining Sunday afternoon.
As you can see my list is very long and I don't have anything done right now. I would like to build my carputer in my living room for ICE and touchscreen before implementing the "Monitoring".
Please advice my about where I should start and what should be my priority and finally what is "impossible" to do with this device.
Thank you and have a nice day,
I'm not sure what you're looking for? I would suggest checking out the work logs and completed projects forums to see what others have done and what hardware they are using.
i would also check out the FAQ link that's in the nav bar and read some of the FAQs in there to get you going.
:welcome: to the forums!