BMW-PC SOGO-VISION CAR-PC integration project
I am using a small Dell SX270 PC running Windows XP PRO. It's a Pentium 4 2.4Ghz with a 20GB Harddrive and I have an External USB 160GB Drive as well. I have Internet at 115KBps through my cell phone (Which required a phone-usb cable plus the purchase of some software which allows the use of the phone as a modem. I Also have a Linksys Wireless USB 802.11G device. I am using an 800watt power inverter which powers the PC and the A/D Converter. The SOGO-VISION Integration Kit is powered by a USB Port. The SOGO-VISION Kit is a bridge which takes care of getting the Video from the PC to the NAV Screen. No video module is required. I also have a bus powered USB HUB in the front along with a RF wireless keyboard and mouse. Which I can use the Microsoft On-Screen keyboard with the mouse, I prefer to type on a real keyboard. I can control the media portion of the MediaCar Sofware (which is superb and highly customizable with skins and such)with the Steering Wheel and Nav Controls. I can watch DVD's, Play MP3's, Surf the Internet faster than a 56K Modem, and run Any Windows Application I want. I do not do this while driving. My main purpose for this was to play MP3's while driving and have access to the web and email on the road. I am looking into having the email being read to me. I also might try controlling things via voice with Dragon System's Naturally Speaking.
I'm going to include a few photos here. These aren't doing the system justice as they are taken with my cell phone camera.
I've been wanting to do this for the past 2 years but didn't have all the pieces of the puzzle until now.
On another note, I have never had my stereo sound so good. I am now getting a full range of high's, mid's and low's like i've never had. It's like having a bass-link installed which I don't have.
I hope to post some better quality pictures soon.
Here's more info on the SOGO-VISION Kit that I purchased and Pictures
Bmw-pc Sogo-vision Car-pc
Well, It's all running from my pc to an A/D and then connects to the digital input of the CD Changer and runs through the DSP.
the SOGO-VISION allow me to output from the PC directly to the 16x9 NAV Screen without having a Video Module!