There are so many topics to get excited about in todays fast paced automotive industry, and Orange County CA is one of the auto capitals of the world in which almost every car manufactured on the globe can be seen driven here locally.
Most people don't know that many of the most popular designs were created here locally like the Porsche Cayenne and many of the Toyotas in the 80's. Plus we own the after market segment led and organized by SEMA located here locally as well, the ones that put on that great show in Las Vegas. I'm a tech gearhear and just love the direction that the industry has taken with forced induction in going faster or simply saving more liquid fuel.
are available now that support CAN Bus and are customizable
Sleeving Subaru Engines is huge now for generating over 600 HP
Are designed and distrubuted here locally in Orange County CA
This is a Raspberry PI with a carberry module from Italy. It's got UARTs to speak J1850 PWM, CAN Bus, uses the car as a power supply and has a 12V trigger to turn on. It seems to have video output so video can be display on say one of those Pioneer double DIN units.
This is one of those double DIN multi function units that I was writing of. Here this is either an artist rendering or somebody has already done the heavy lifting to collect ECU data and write the graphics modules. Since the unit is touchscreen, you should be able to toggle between data sets.
As Raspberry PI fanatics search for a task to use for their device, I have already thought of many.
I would love to have a dash cam to record my travel and log engine data at the same time, plus include GPS which can calculate travel speed and perhaps elevation. It would be cool to know how your engine performs while climbing mountains or traversing a hot desert. I'm a tech gear head and can see myself replaying a trip up I15 to Vegas on my TV. The data collected could be displayed in a side bar with analog gauges.
Like I said I'm a tech gearhear and things like this interest me. But I just need a newer car with a modern ECU to support this project. I'm thinking of the 2017+ Subaru WRX with the newer version of the Boxer engine.
Same thing as above but add a GPS start point and record the same data but add lap times to the mix
Well I'm a professional programmer, but python is not my gig. I can see dropping Windows IOT on it and firing up Visual Studio 2017 for perhaps a compiled app. This carberry should have that chip being used by all the ECU programmers so socket conversations should be easy to write. It would just be a matter of capturing video and writing it to the SD storage card.
One of the negative aspects of custom web designers and custom web application developers is when you contract to a team or individual that has no interest or knowledge of your vertical market, they tend to lack the excitement which will make that positive connection to captivate your audience or simply make the application useful.