As mentioned in Part I, the goal of this project is to solve the issues that limit or frustrate car computing. This is just one attempt. There are likely many solutions to the problems. This is the approach that I think will solve all of them. First, lets lay down some goals. The main goal of this project is to build a car computer that others can reproducibly make that will:
1) Fit a basic set of hardware components required for a carpc into the dash.
2) Consume very little electricity and produce very little heat
3) Stay on for long periods of time without draining battery
4) Instant-on capabilities and smart power management.