Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Car Computer, or "Carputer", with AutoPi
Have you ever wanted to add an entertainment system to your car, only to find that most units are expensive, come with a lackluster feature set, and feature a terrible interface?
Well, now you can build your own Raspberry Pi-powered car computer with AutoPi! Monitor your car's vitals, watch movies, play retro games wiith RetroPie, use open source mapping tools, browse Spotify, and more -- not while driving, of course.
What is AutoPi?
AutoPi is a complete IoT platform for your car, allowing you to quickly and easily build your own extensible car computer using a Raspberry Pi.
Thanks to a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, AutoPi allows you to build a Raspberry Pi car computer complete with touchscreen -- and add it to any vehicle using an ODB-II port.
Will this work on my car?
Nearly* any vehicle built in 1996 or later uses a standardized ODB-II port to allow communication with the car's computer. This is the same port used to diagnose issues when your "Check Engine" light turns on. If you look beneath your dash, you'll see this port!
* A small number of vehicles built in or after 1996, including certain electric vehicles, are exempt from the ODB-II port requirement. Thanks to howchooer sh4un for pointing this out!
Legal note: Be sure to check the laws in your state/country before building your own AutoPi. Some locales forbid "entertainment" systems from being visible to the driver.
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