Originally Posted by fatallightning
How is this different then using Torque on an Android device?
Torque would be a good target application, but one among many to likely the be customized and integrated. I'll give you an example. I just got done creating a large batch of high security phones, and while the individual apps could be downloaded to a normal phone, mine were configured and customized to work flawlessly across the hardware, communicate with each other on pre-shared credentials, with seamless integration in the OS. It changed it from being an app on a phone to an OS-integrated platform feature. For you it may be no different, and if you like running it as a standalone app, that's cool.
The alternative is I could convert your current android phone into such a device and give you the ability to flip between it's existing OS to mine. Another alternative is it could straight up be your phone and you could swap your existing phone for this device and put it on your service you already paid for.
40 a month is a bit high considering 100 a year is all you have to pay to keep up to date with the 9500 series.
It is a great idea though packaging it all together.
Agreed. But you can't wifi hotspot, internet surf, email, sms, remotely track your vehicle, remote video/mic, or use a live police radio scanner or receive calls on your 9500.
The whole issue is the cellular data uplink being the source of the monthly cost. If you have a different way to get data, OR your existing smartphone can tether, the device can use those for your data uplink instead to avoid the monthly. The $40 plan i mentioned is just an unlimited talk/text/web plan from a t-mobile MVNO. Also, the monthly isn't required if you don't want those features.
One thing I didn't mention is that it could interface to your escort and provide additional premium services from escort, they have an android app for that
but how much weight will it add
Approximately one instagram.
Absolutely interested, but also not sure how this differs from and OBD2 reader with eg. Torque app. Are you thinking of a double din display like the the Tesla din, or are you thinking of replacing the speedo / dash unit?
It takes those components to "stage 4" upgrade. I'm imagining a small tablet or phone device on a user-placeable mount. Depending on what ends up shaking out in the wishlist, you could be able to pick your display size from a couple or more choices so it integrates into your existing cockpit setup.