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    S.M.A.R.T. car

    ok i want my car to be just that a smart car and i want these things:
    Navigation
    DVD
    MP3
    GPS
    Divx
    WiFi
    TV tuner
    camera
    intergrated alarm system
    intergrated car control i.e. locks, windows,strobes
    i want my car to greet me(i understand voicenavi might be able to do such very soon
    will combine with my palm
    and display car figures i.e.internal temperature,direction
    5.1 audio
    i want to use frodoplayer just becasue its sooooooooo good

    Now the reason i tell you all this,well it is not to ask if i can do it(i know i can) for the reason is i would like comment and suggestion on really creative ideas on making my car (1993 honda del sol) a smart car

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    try asking something a little more specific, dont think anyone is going to do the work for you

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    do a search as someone here all ready done all that .......
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    Sounds a lot like what the rest of the 10,000 users on this board want to do. Hey! I have atleast half the things that he wants to do already done to my car...

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    Well I can give you some ideas for a really "smart" car but whats your background?? I mean just recreate some of the systems that are out there now but use the PC..
    i.e. Saftey some cars (BMW) now have headlights that shift their pattern as you turn, do it to the Del Sol (sweet car btw I've always loved them) Or Sensing Cruise control to slow you down/speed you up according to cars in front/behind you
    Granted thast been done but hey, use the PC to control it...

    Automated climate control?

    Or actually here would be a really good one.. If you have a bluetooth phone (and your carPC runs all the time) have it set that once it detects YOUR phone it unlocks all the doors and pops open the drivers door for you... (KITT all the way...lol) That would probably seem better if you had shaved door handles...

    there are some ideas
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    Quote Originally Posted by ApoloV

    Or actually here would be a really good one.. If you have a bluetooth phone (and your carPC runs all the time) have it set that once it detects YOUR phone it unlocks all the doors and pops open the drivers door for you... (KITT all the way...lol) That would probably seem better if you had shaved door handles...

    there are some ideas
    until your phone ran out of battery, then your car wouldn't work !

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    well there are some ppl that use 2nd batteries.. and put their PCs into standby...

    If you're going to go this far you can obviously have the PC wake-up with the bluetooth and then unlock/open the door.. hell might as well have it start the car for yo too (that shouldnt be hard at all)

    anything is possible and most itx in standby should be able to last a long time w/ its own batt to pull from.. and with the small confines of a Del Sol, the batt can sit w/ the spare tire in the back and maybe squeeze the PC under a seat (or glove box)

    its just a matter of looking at what you want to do and seeing how to get there..
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    This thread just reminded me of the the other day when i was thinking about that Bond film where he drives his beemer with his phone and that could easily be done but i am not sure that i could drive it quite the way he does. SE already do a bluetooth controlled toy car and my K700i comes with bluetooth pc remote software and you can download others. Perhaps a PDA with wireless lan for relaying back video footage would be better but it is quite funny how it would not be that hard to do something which seemed so unrealistic. I amnot saying it would be very drivable or very safe though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    This thread just reminded me of the the other day when i was thinking about that Bond film where he drives his beemer with his phone and that could easily be done but i am not sure that i could drive it quite the way he does. SE already do a bluetooth controlled toy car and my K700i comes with bluetooth pc remote software and you can download others. Perhaps a PDA with wireless lan for relaying back video footage would be better but it is quite funny how it would not be that hard to do something which seemed so unrealistic. I amnot saying it would be very drivable or very safe though!

    Would be good, see if you can get the servo's required from ebay

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    I saw a video before of some guys who hooked up a real car to a toy RC controller (one of the good ones, not a Rat Shack special). They then took the car to a desert somewhere and drove the car into the ground. They had cameras rolling inside the car and from the driver's POV so it's a real nice video. They even rolled it a few times and it still ran. Since I'm at work I can't go find the actual video - I found it on a site that also has lots of ... uhm ... adult content - but I'll post a link when I get home this evening.
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