Since I started the whole CAN project my idea was to get a car like K.I.T.T from Knight Rider.
By now, I've spent a lot time experimenting and researching. In combination with my two Pis this has grown to quite some project.
For a few weeks already I'm looking into the topic of CAN-bus. It's BMW's electronic-bus. Basically all info runs over that bus.
Unfortunately, my selfbuilt USB-power supply didn't really survive very long. I probably could've put in a little more effort.
The whole idea of having this carputer was to always being able to locate my car. For this - obviously - the device had to be always on.
Before, I've tracked my car using unwiredlabs which uses localization based on WiFi-networks. While this can be scaringly accurate, I wanted something better.
There's so much electronics and computers and control units inside that car... So why not add one more?