Planning Carputer in 2008 VW R32
I am new to the idea of adding a carputer to my volkswagen R32. I came with OEM nav but it sucks.
I would like to run some version of windows. preferably 8
I would like to be able to use VCDS by Ross-tech. I then can monitor just about every sensor in my car (oil presure/temp). . Ross-tech has also released a program called VC-scope which will allow me to create gauges based on canbus measuring blocks.
I would like to use GPS
My car originally came with GPS, which means it has a GPS antenna. Does anyone know how one would go about getting the antenna signal into the computer. When ever i searched for USB to Antenna adapter. I just found USB gps antennas. Also car is a double din, i have looked at other threads/ builds, it seems its fairly "easy" to fabricate a adapter to hold a touch screen.
picture of gps antenna connector:
I would like to play music
I have an OEM amplifier in my car and I can use either line level or speaker level.
I would also like to be able have AM/FM
So I dont understand how much "power" i will need from this computer.
So at max i would be running VC-gauge or VCDS, A GPS application, and a Music application. I can measure the VC-gauge/VCDS on my PC if this helps(idk what ill be measuring lol)
How do i determine how much processing power i need?
How do i determine how big of a power supply do i need?
How much memory do i need?
I would like to get a SS drive for the OS then run my music from another undetermined source.
I would like capacitive touch screen. maybe with gestures. Undecided.
Not sure about front end... If i get windows 8 will i even need one?
Thanks for you help MP3Car Community!:thumb: