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Eeef Sep 29, 2005

  1. Eeef

    Eeef Lord of War

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    This has been on before but a lot of the newbies might have missed it.

    http://www.vitalengineering.co.uk/

    Essentially info from the OBD2 port, broadcast via Bluetooth to your PDA. Very cool if you've got £199 spare. Software is open source too if you want to write your own apps.
     
  2. auroan

    auroan Active Member

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    do you reckon you could interface the output of the software into vagcom ? Looks like is only one way though ?
     
  3. Eeef

    Eeef Lord of War

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    I doubt it as the vag-com software is a compiled package. You could write something yourself though wit hthe open source software supplied...
     
  4. synthdood

    synthdood Member

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    Very cool indeed.

    Now, if this was also available for the CAN bus and for a good price, I might be tempted to write an application for my PDA that I can use to change those settings that should have been configurable from the trip computer/DIS in the first place. Stuff like auto locking, alarm beep, dash illumination, main lights allway on or not, etc..

    The way things are now it is a trip to the dealer and about €60 for each setting that I want changed. The CAN version of VAG-COM is also way to expensive for the things I would want to use it for.
     
  5. shresh

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    Anand from the 8L forum was writing some software for this months ago. Not sure if he's still on the case.
     

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