2002 BMW E39 - fully integrated Carputer
enclosed some pictures of my carputer.
Car: 2002 BMW E39 touring
Stereo: BMW HiFi-System with DSP
Entertainment-System: BMW MK3 Navigation system with 16:9 TFT, wireless Siemens telephone, CD-Changer, Radio "Professionell" with double-tuner
The Carputer is based on an EPIA M2-12000, 256MB RAM, 4,3GB HDD for the system, 80GB external HDD for the music and movies (connected via Firewire), PW70A and ITPS, additional Batterie 3,4 Ah for survive cranking and short stops, and finally an I-Bus-Interface to connect the carputer to the BMW entertainment system.
The complete unit is located behind the rear seats and can not be seen from outside; the external HDD is located o the left side in the boot (where the Nav-computer and the CD-Changer are based); a keyboard and a mouse are not connected as the software is completely driven by the original BMW keys from the onboard monitor, handled by the I-Bus-Interface.