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powella
11th December 2008, 10:36 PM
Hi,

I think I have worked out how to display information similar to the factory SatNav information on a CAR PC... and more.

I am just not sure if anyone would be interested.

My thoughts are as follows:
- use AUX input on the stereo - that way if it all goes pear shaped you still have sound
- A Car PC with specialist software and hardware allowing:
- AM/FM Radio
- On road navigation - Destinator
- Optional off road navigation - OziExplorer
- Rear Vision Camera (optional)
- Touch Screen to fit into the cubby.
- Bluetooth (to be confirmed) phone interface
- Wireless for access to the home network (and MacDonalds etc)
- LR3 4WD Screen - similar to the factory one, but can be expanded to show other items as well.....

Currently I am thinking that the package would not be cheap, but it would be significantly less than the $6K for the LR package.

I am also thinking of offering a Plug-in only package where the client supplies the CAR PC and screen.

Anways I am interested in comments anyone may have.

AP.

Jamo
12th December 2008, 12:21 AM
To duplicate the LR 4WD Info have you worked a way to hack the CANBus??

powella
12th December 2008, 06:56 AM
To duplicate the LR 4WD Info have you worked a way to hack the CANBus??
I know how to get the data out, with relative ease (but at some expense).

Cheers,
AP

Tote
12th December 2008, 11:47 AM
Sounds interesting, more info please, its not hard to be more competitive than $1500 for a bluetooth kit.
Regards,
Tote

powella
20th December 2008, 10:08 PM
Sounds interesting, more info please, its not hard to be more competitive than $1500 for a bluetooth kit.
Regards,
Tote
You would think not, but with the way the aussie $ is it could be interesting, anyway, I hope to pick up my D3 next week.

I have some development HW already in house.

I suspect more will be needed, but I hope to be able to get away with the "bare" bones.... working out how to ensure it is as slim and cheap is the hard part.

AP.

jik22
20th December 2008, 10:37 PM
Everything up to displaying the LR info is pretty easy and uses standard hardware (Though a kit with everything supplied ready built might be nice for those not comfortable building their own). However, if you made the interface to display 4WD, performance and diagnostic data for sensible money, which interfaced to either a car PC/screen or direct to a Kenwood or Alpine touch screen via RGB/Composite, I think you'd have a winner.

CaverD3
20th December 2008, 11:31 PM
I have the ability to do all you suggest with an aftermarket head unit, Xenarc touch screen and a Dell Mini 9 in the glovebox except the 4x4 info. So I agree with jik22 the software to do this would be useful.

Bushwanderer
22nd December 2008, 06:57 PM
Is this a commercial post?

CaverD3
22nd December 2008, 07:49 PM
Maybe not yet.
I don't think he has anything to sell.;)
Mods, is market research classified as commercial?

powella
22nd December 2008, 10:05 PM
Maybe not yet.
I don't think he has anything to sell.;)
Mods, is market research classified as commercial?

Nothing to sell, :wasntme:, just working on something for myself personally. From there if there is something to sell I will get the Mods approval before continuing further. Alternatively I will post a how to do it, if it is in the realm of relative possibility (ie. no major hw requirements).

BTW I picked up my 07 TDV6 Disco today.... I even let the missus have a drive.

Now onto that display....

Cheers,
AP

CaverD3
22nd December 2008, 10:25 PM
Nothing to sell, :wasntme:, just working on something for myself personally. From there if there is something to sell I will get the Mods approval before continuing further. Alternatively I will post a how to do it, if it is in the realm of relative possibility (ie. no major hw requirements).

BTW I picked up my 07 TDV6 Disco today.... I even let the missus have a drive.

Now onto that display....

Cheers,
AP

Welcome to Permagrin territory. :D

Letting SWMBO drive is a slippery slope- you won't get her out of it.:angel:

Let us know how you go wi tother thing.

Graeme
23rd December 2008, 07:19 AM
Nothing to sell, :wasntme:, just working on something for myself personally. From there if there is something to sell I will get the Mods approval before continuing further.
I have a little device to auto-raise the suspension when the vehicle slows down, so as to not have to hit the switch every time. But my vehicle isn't on the horizon yet so it wil be a while before I get to trial it.

CaverD3
23rd December 2008, 12:00 PM
I have a little device to auto-raise the suspension when the vehicle slows down, so as to not have to hit the switch every time. But my vehicle isn't on the horizon yet so it wil be a while before I get to trial it.

Already have a working system, :D on my D3 but need to test it in adverse conditions.