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    would be kind of cool to make the location response a google maps link by changing the query string... http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...,0.051713&z=15.... change the lat and long and have a link to show where it is. just for kicks. looks awesome though.

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    That's cool, but am I the only one bothered by the fact that he's having an IM convo with his car while driving 46 MPH? LOL!

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    Very nice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by barnyard View Post
    That's cool, but am I the only one bothered by the fact that he's having an IM convo with his car while driving 46 MPH? LOL!
    haha.. but it would be a pretty boring convo just sitting in the parking lot! I want to ask it how it feels today.
    G35C, still analog at the moment...

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    Friggin Awesome

    As others have said, but imagine with text to speech he can actually have a IM convo with his ride, while going 46mph, or 64mph for that matter. How did you get it to pull data from your OBD2?

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    Ha good catch -- I had the app in simulation mode when I did the IM, because yeah, I didn't want to do it while driving and no one else is allowed to drive my car ;-)

    The OBDII is all via just custom serial port code, all in Java. the ELM device has a fairly simple protocol to talk to it and get PID values. The app also talks to the GPS over serial (and an LCD for that matter).

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    That is beyond cool! I want it. How?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipplingHurst View Post
    That is beyond cool! I want it. How?
    How adventurous are you? If you have an ELM OBDII device, a NMEA GPS device, and windows, I suppose I could share you some code from svn. Would be a PITA for non-developers at the moment, nothing is really packaged up. I'll do that one of these days and then try to share an actual distribution that might have some hope of working on a different setup.

    My code does a lot of stuff but just building an IM bot in any language is pretty easy, especially with Jabber/Google talk. Google around and you can find some kits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willmeyer View Post
    How adventurous are you? If you have an ELM OBDII device, a NMEA GPS device, and windows, I suppose I could share you some code from svn. Would be a PITA for non-developers at the moment, nothing is really packaged up. I'll do that one of these days and then try to share an actual distribution that might have some hope of working on a different setup.

    My code does a lot of stuff but just building an IM bot in any language is pretty easy, especially with Jabber/Google talk. Google around and you can find some kits.
    I have all that: OBDII, NMEA GPS, Windows and Internet in the car. But I don't think I am capable of doing anything with raw code...Hopefully some good soul will develop some plugin for Centrafuse or RR. Thanks for the tips though.

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