The attached image is a photoshop'd preview of how the tablet will look mounted. Nevermind that cable you see in the photo..Any necessary cabling will actually be fed from the back of the dash.
What I miss from my other Altima is the top dash compartment. I was going to use that for mounting my 4 way split monitor for side and rear view cameras. I now have to figure something else out.
I will be integrating bluetooth A2DP connectivity to my amp for the tablet. I will also be integrating Handsfree profile connectivity to my amp for using my smartphone. These integrations will enable for the music and voice to stream through my car audio system.
The tablet has Wifi capability so I will be able to use the Wifi hotspot feature from my new smartphone..I get my free upgrade soon
I am choosing this solution for my CarPC because it is most portable. When I need to take it out of the car, I can (no different than headunits with removable faces). Plus I have mobile computing at my fingertips when traveling or going to the lake, etc.
There are apps on the Andriod market for ODBII that fit my needs. I still have my PLX Kiwi Bluetooth OBDII device but I think I will upgrade to something else. I don't like having to manually power on the PLX each time. It would be nice for the OBDII connectivity to be ready as the car is started.
If you had a look at my previous project I had a backup camera installed but had it wired to be always be on not just when in reverse. I had a 7" mirror/monitor that replaced my regular rearview mirror. I had planned on replacing that solution with a 4 way split monitor in Dash...but then my car got totaled. My new car does not have the dash compartment that I need for that so now I have to design a different solution or...go back to the rearview monitor which worked fine for what it is. It's just that it would be nice if I could find one that is LED backlit or transflective..have fun finding one..
This time I will be mounting the camera on the roof rather that the license plate. I think that will help minimize the halo effect from car headlights at night. If I can figure out a good solution for adding the 4 way split monitor then I would like to add two more cameras, one for each side mirror.