Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: BMW 330I Carputer Setup

  1. #1
    Newbie strabo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Baltimore
    Posts
    51

    BMW 330I Carputer Setup

    OK well I have read a lot on this site and others about these setups and I have already started testing some of the features on my laptop too see if it will work in my car.

    I want these features;

    7" touchscreen (in dash):

    I looked at "XENARC 700TS 7" TFT LCD Touchscreen Monitor w/ VGA & AV inputs" and the "New Lilliput 7 Touch Screen Touchscreen XGA/VGA Monitor" I am kinda of leaning towards the Lilliput because I have heard the XENARC are not as bright. Has that changed?

    1: GPS: (was thinking about using MS streets and Trips 2005) the whole gps already works in my car and was only $130, but is the best out there. I sure would like to have voice commands with it but AI haven't used it enough to say what it does and does have.

    2: Bluetooth: (for cell phone) I have a Sony Ericsson t637 and I have purchased a kigston USB device for the laptop and installed the "WINCOMM" drivers and tested the "PhoneControl.net: application (with the 30 day demo) it seems good enough but is there better?

    3: Radio: I have a Harmon Karman system in my 2001 330i BMW and it has the controls on the steering wheel (I-BUS i heard this is the technology used here) I wan't radio and cd player support. Do I need to purchase a radio card for the carputer and run an application that look and works like a radio turner? Any URL's to apps so I can check them out would be great.

    4: Internet (WIFI and bluetooth dialup from cell phone) I will use both of these and I have already know how they work.

    5: Regular computer apps like WINDVD etc... (hence the carputer) I can handle the hardware etc...

    6: Whats a good front end I can pull up all these featyres with? I am trying to make this look very oem by the way.

  2. #2
    Newbie strabo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Baltimore
    Posts
    51
    almost forgot:

    7: odb2 I have had this one for oever a year http://obddiagnostics.com/ and it runs on just about any operating sysytem out there. Works like a champ.

    I am supprosed no one has posted a reply to my original questions especially the touchscreen one.

Similar Threads

  1. Full Carputer Setup For Sale CHEAP
    By Jonboy385 in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-20-2005, 12:58 PM
  2. how does this carputer setup sound?
    By psiko_scweek in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-05-2005, 09:33 AM
  3. BMW 320i Carputer Installation
    By Darth in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-18-2005, 01:33 PM
  4. simple carputer setup
    By my97mitsgsx in forum Newbie
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-08-2004, 10:25 AM
  5. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-06-2004, 03:58 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •