Inspired by everything from Star Trek to the Tesla car, I’ve embarked on a journey to transform my truck from mundane to something that is more than meets the eye. Ever since I was old enough to drive, I’ve dreamed of having a car with a computerized dashboard, but it seemed out of reach until recently. With the advent of affordable tiny embedded computers like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi I was finally ready to make this a reality. I wanted a system that could grow with my dreams, so I created CADI, an open source Computer Aided Dashboard Instrumentation system.
I’m hoping to be able to activate the hands-free protocols on Bluetooth to allow conversations through the car speakers.
I don’t just want to play music, I plan to show song info and allow playback control over Bluetooth with audio through the car speakers.
Automated A/C Control based on outside (and inside) temperatures, with support for headed seats
Support for radio tuning with tuner
CAN bus integration to support virtual engine gauges and other diagnostics and integrations
Replace my keyless entry with a fob I can customize
App or Secure key-fob based remote start functions would be awesome