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    RE: RoyN

    RoyN,
    I thought that frodo's project could plot a cars position on a google map? It was my plan to view this info from the CARPC via the T-Mobile internet connection.

    Did I miss something?
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    Hmm... maybe it could work like that...

    CAR --relays position--> SERVER --database of location and maps from google --> CAR

    that might work but I think it would be damn slow.... but it might work... but like has been discussed in other threads it would lose navigation, and other stuff... streetnames, etc,etc...

    my bad I understood wrong... it wont work as a full nav suite, and I'm skeptical of the speed... like you mentioned you have 9600kbps in the car right? That should be fine for UPLOADING your position to the server, but downloading maps wouldnt really work I think.

    Even here in brazil, where my download speed sometimes drops to around 150kbps (dsl is 256kbps) I get problems when using frodos tracking app... the map doesnt update quickenough!

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    Interesting

    RoyN,

    I have talked to a couple people about this. Frodo said you only need 9600bps to send data to the server. My T-Mobile card pushes between 28.8k and 128k depending on signal strenght. I don't know if that will be enought, guess we will find out.

    Every since I found that post I've been thinking about ways I could use that technology. I really like the idea of putting it in two cars and having a race that people could watch live over the web. It would be even cooler if the satillite images worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyNextDoor
    this is really nice. i whis i could start a company on the east coast like that...

    props to you guys!
    I have been doing it in NJ for the past 8 months.

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    Wow you guys sure latched onto his cock firmly
    Have you even seen his software? It looks like ****! Our guys here like veetid, guino and Frodo offer far better software and on top of that they offer it for FREE


    But hey, good for this guy to make a buck; its the American way
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    Quote Originally Posted by aoLhaTer
    Wow you guys sure latched onto his cock firmly
    Have you even seen his software? It looks like ****! Our guys here like veetid, guino and Frodo offer far better software and on top of that they offer it for FREE


    But hey, good for this guy to make a buck; its the American way
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    Wow you guys sure latched onto his cock firmly
    Have you even seen his software? It looks like ****! Our guys here like veetid, guino and Frodo offer far better software and on top of that they offer it for FREE
    LOL, it doesn't matter what you come up with there will always be people out their baggin on it.

    How easy it is to say "Frodo's is better and it's fee". Linux is a far more secure operating system and comes with tons of tools but when I look at my web logs only about 2% of people use it.

    We do this professionaly, we had to write our own software interface because we have to support and customize it. Frodoplayer is great and it's free which is perfect for all the MP3car technical people that have time to tweak and configure it but there is a big gap between the MP3car members and the average person who might like to have a carputer installed.

    Like I have said in a lot of other posts. We serve a niche markets where the strongest selling point is the customization and value add services. We offer complete turn key hardware/software/support carputers that need to work 100% of the time. To do this we need as much control over the hardware and software as possible.
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    Looks good to me guys! Don't listen to the doubters

    I think people are forgetting their are audio companies out there who we'll never hear of who put in systems that are not as good as this, after reading these forums, using the 'free' software without 'giving anything back' to the community (such as demo software, participating in discussion etc) and probably claiming the work they have done as their own/

    From what I've seen of 12vsystems the more I see the more I respect. They interact with the community, and have written their OWN software. To be honest their isn't much more they can do to satisfy the doubters!

    And guys, don't forget they aren't the only ones 'going commercial to one degree or another. Some of the highest posters on these forums, who give out the most advice, and make free software for you also have stuff in the works too. I hope when they 'do' they don't get 'turned' on too!
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    Wow, that's a really impressive install. Wonder if I could put that in the back of the Focus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Vsystems.com
    RoyN,

    I have talked to a couple people about this. Frodo said you only need 9600bps to send data to the server. My T-Mobile card pushes between 28.8k and 128k depending on signal strenght. I don't know if that will be enought, guess we will find out.

    Every since I found that post I've been thinking about ways I could use that technology. I really like the idea of putting it in two cars and having a race that people could watch live over the web. It would be even cooler if the satillite images worked.
    Nice install!

    You don't need much bandwidth at all to upload your position information to the server. If you want to be downloading the maps to your carputer in real time, that is where you are going to need a bit more bandwidth (I'll be trying this soon).
    In any case have you looked at GPSSecure?
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