iPad installation for Nav etc
Not so long ago I installed an RNS-E in my 09 A3 sportback - the RNS-E seems well integrated, but apart from that its a bit of a pain to use - iPod integration is rubbish and nav seems a bit flaky (I think I may have a dodgy DVD drive).
After seeing this, I started looking at how the iPad could be used in place of the RNS-E for music and Nav, and how that could be integrated.
I have the old concert radio sat here, whose volume and tune knobs sit proud of the dash, however most of the rest of it is fairly flush (and if it sits too proud still, I can't imagine removal of the faceplate would be that difficult.)
Does anyone know of an auto interior fabricator in the south central area of England (or possibly further afield) that could be contracted to help design and build a unit such as the one in the link above, using materials as close to whats currently there as possible?
My next question would be does the Concert respond to any CAN-BUS commands other than the ones issued by the wheel? My intention, if this is at all feasible (I'm happy creating the app, the integration is the questionable bit), is to make an app so that when its sitting over the radio, things such as source selection, radio presets etc are changeable.
Am I just getting myself into a world of hurt? :p Thanks to anyone in advance!