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    2000 Audi A4 Carputer

    Components

    (X) CarPC (salvaged)
    (0) Wifi
    (0) Bluetooth Dongle
    (0) DVD/CD drive
    (0) BT Keyboard
    (0) Scantool
    (0) 8" Touchscreen
    (X) GPS receiver
    (0) Microphone

    (0) Fusion Brain
    (0) Accelerometer
    (0) Distance Sensor
    (0) Photo Sensor
    (0) Temperature Sensor (2)

    (0) Connect2Car

    (0) Subs (2)
    (0) Amp
    (0) Equalizer

    (0) Backup Camera
    (0) Fingerprint Reader Door Handle (hack to make starter)
    (0) Power inverter (1000W)

    Total Cost: $1600 aprox.


    Features
    Connect2Car BT integration
    When approaching car
    -doors will unlock
    -lights turn on
    -carpc turns on

    When out of range
    -doors lock
    -lights turn off
    -carpc turns off

    Phone Controls
    -windows/sunroof
    -remote start
    -lights on/off

    Secondary Battery

    Hydrogen Fuel (TESTED- WORKS! reported 10mpg increase)

    Fingerprint Car Starter
    (key is always in ignition)

    Reverse Camera

    Blind spot censor

    Auaxillary Input

    Voice Recognition

    Standard 12V Power Outlet

    GPS Data Logging (updates via WIFI)

    Roadrunner

    Auto-uupdates (weather, traffic , gas prices, etc.) via BT phone Connection

    Computer Control
    -Windows/sunroof
    -Defroster
    -Exterior lights


    **Other things follow, comments/suggest welcome!


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    nice, sounds like you have a lot planned. Should be interesting to see the finished product.

    You have any install pics or any other info on the hydrogen fuel side of things? I glanced at that site...sounds questionable.....
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    Looks like great plans! Just a few things to consider, The pc will always have to be on to detect the bluetooth to unlock the doors and turn on the lights.

    The hydrogen deal is more than questionable.. I would like to see your setup, or the one you reference.
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    I won't be using the computer to incorporate BT, that's what the connect2car is for. Its a bit more then I'd like to pay, but I think the results will be worth it. Check it out on their site they'll explain it better then I will, its basically a device that interprets BT commands and connects circuits accordingly.

    As far as the hydrogen thing goes I'll be happy to post specifics on it. Today I made the finishing touches on the new and improved "HHO Generator." (about $20 worth of parts) I expect we'll install it tomorrow, and within a week we should be able to test it to make sure its working properly, at which point I'll post all our results, our set-up, and a tutorial.

    Thanks for your interest.
    -Nate

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    Thumbs up B.A. Bad ***. I shortened it.

    Dude. Make it happen. I'll buy a dozen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsgrossman View Post
    Wow, I like that idea! might use it on my car hehe.

    Oh wait..

    Crap! I'd need to buy a new phone, with bluetooth on it haha. Ahh well, I could use it as an excuse to upgrade hehe.

    Quote Originally Posted by nsgrossman View Post
    Hydrogen Fuel (TESTED- WORKS! reported 10mpg increase)
    How does the car run now? Any better/worse? If I don't end up running on LPG, I can see this being a good option.. assuming it actually works. Until I read that, I had my doubts about it.

    How does it get to the engine?

    I'm guessing with a re-tune, there could be even more benefit.

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    It runs perfectly normal. It connects to the car through the air intake. Any other questions feel free to email me!

    -Nate

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    Ahh ok, thanks.

    Might think about trying it then, seeing as it gave a 10mpg improvement and still runs just as well as it did before.

    If I end up doing that instead of LPG, I'll more than likely email you with more questions lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S2K12 View Post
    Ahh ok, thanks.

    Might think about trying it then, seeing as it gave a 10mpg improvement and still runs just as well as it did before.

    If I end up doing that instead of LPG, I'll more than likely email you with more questions lol.

    I'm not familiar with LPG? But I'd have no problem helping you out. Here is a little video I made to explain it to some people on another forum.

    -Nate

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsgrossman View Post
    I'm not familiar with LPG? But I'd have no problem helping you out. Here is a little video I made to explain it to some people on another forum.

    -Nate
    Ahh, nice vid. Makes a bit more sence now. Still find it interesting that there's no adjustment to the ECU. I think that would make a difference.

    LPG - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autogas

    Hmm.. I wonder if it'd be possible to run LPG and HHO together..

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