: CarPC on stock NAV Screen w\touch screen working !!



CaMs
05-07-11, 04:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB9n5rPb6to

It looks like its in Russian. After using google to translate, I came arcross this site (http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://www.unicar-m.ru/news-320/Novyy-interfeys-VGA-dlya-Cadillac-Escalade-2007-2011/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dwww.unicar-m.ru%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE-ContextMenu%26prmd%3Divns&rurl=translate.google.com&twu=1&usg=ALkJrhgNNbfCz6_j4hbpZkqstjUSuBCjXw)

THis would allow use to stream Pandora, rdio, etc from our trucks while keeping everything loooking stock..

Another thing we can use is add wifi to the carPC and have it sync up with a music folder on one of our house PCs. You add your new songs to the music folder on your PC, and once your car pulls into the driveway it will sync the new music to your carPC. lots of options for this..

Anyone have more info on this?? Is it available for the US ?

fivepix
05-07-11, 06:35 PM
Looks cool I like that fact that you can use the current touch screen. looks like a nice UI too. Let us know if you find any more info

CaMs
05-08-11, 11:34 AM
Well after looking into this some more, it looks like they are using a Touchscreen overlay kit. like this (http://www.cartft.com/catalog/il/608).

Anyone have the specs of the stock nav screen. Is is 8" 16:9 ?

It looks like we would have to remove the screen to place the overlay kit, then have it wired back to the PC. anyone ever try and remove the screen from the stock housing?

regarding the UI, its using this (http://centrafuse.com/) as the frontend, but there are a ton more frontends you can use. AND we can make it match the stock UI look and feel 100%, with some graphic editing..

Unfortunally I dont have the stock NAV in my truck yet, so I can not test this out right now..