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We blog about our adventures in making the AutoPi

Speak to your car (almost) like K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider

by autopi on May 11, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could speak to your car and give it commands? We remember our childhood in the last millennium where Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff) and his intelligent Pontiac Trans Am named K.I.T.T. solved crime together. While we may not be able to have a meaningful conversation with our car just yet, it’s now a possibility to talk to your car and give it commands to execute. We are here giving a short introduction to how this can be accomplished using the AutoPi.io system and Google Assistant.

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How to easily add remote theft detection to your car

by autopi on April 28, 2017, 8:55 a.m.

Your car is a valuable and expensive asset. Even with full insurance a car theft can be a cumbersome and expensive affair. But how can you help prevent theft of your car and possibly avoid an increased insurance premium? In this blog post, we explorer the possibilities to get remote theft detection, using the AutoPi platform.

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Is my car compatible with AutoPi?

by autopi on April 21, 2017, 3:19 p.m.

How can you be sure your car is compatible with the AutoPi? In this blog, we give you a short introduction to the OBD standard, the location of the port and how to check if your car has support for the AutoPi.

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What is AutoPi and What Does It Do?

by autopi on April 11, 2017, 3:59 p.m.

Get a short introduction to how AutoPi works and what it does for you. We will cover some of the technical details but also give a brief overview of the use case scenarios for this IoT device, like theft detection and remote safety monitoring. Get a felling of the AutoPi IoT platform and hardware dongle.

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How-to build a Raspberry Pi touch screen car computer

by autopi on April 5, 2017, 9:09 a.m.

Integrated car computers are not only for expensive cars like the Tesla Model X nor is it only for complex car DIY projects that require you to have a degree in engineering. Not many people know how easy it is; by combining a few components it is possible to make any car intelligent. This guide will show you how similar functionality can be built into any car, by everyone.

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Using a Raspberry Pi Zero as an IoT platform for your car

by autopi on March 10, 2017, 1:35 p.m.

Internet of Things (IoT) is a popular buzzword in the tech/gadget community. The concept is that all the devices in our everyday life can be online/connected to the Internet 24/7, and thereby help to improve and make our lives more efficient. This includes our light bulbs, kitchen appliances, TVs, alarm and heating systems etc. All our "things" should be able to communicate with each other and be controlled from everywhere in order to achieve a more efficient and convenient world for us to live in.

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Switching from Raspberry Compute to Raspberry Zero

by peter on Feb. 14, 2017, 7:26 p.m.

During the design phase of the AutoPi, it was decided to use the Raspberry Compute Module. The Raspberry Compute Module is small, versatile and expandable in a lot of ways, which suited the AutoPi project perfect. All the pinouts from the Broadcom BCM2835 processor is available through the SODIMM DDR2 interface on the Compute Module. This gave us a lot of possibilities during the design phase of the AutoPi and therefore the Compute module was an obvious choice for us as a main processor.

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