Re: Vehicle Automation discussion invited
Mark Williamson <mark <at> cye.com.au>
2002-05-02 10:03:33 GMT
On Wed, 2002-05-01 at 22:36, cody family wrote:
> Those of us who reside Melbourne and own up to reading the Herald Sun will
> have seen an item about a computerised car on page 28. You can also see more
> about it on the fledgling web site www.highiq.com.au.
Missed the article in the Herald Sun, just had a poke around the web
> The PC that runs the display and sound system is a fairly standard W2000
> based 800Mhz PII. It has a top of the range sound card to play all manner of
> DVD and MP3 through the sound system. It also has a video capture card to
> record video from the three onboard cameras. The display is a 15" LCD touch
> screen. A GSM modem is used to send SMS messages for alarms, etc.
> I have been working on the small micro-controller that looks after all the
> real world IO and communicates with the PC via RS232. (You don't think I'd
> let Windows do anything that required critical timing and reliability do
What sort of PC is this.. a real PC like a notebook, or is the PC
system a Embeded type of system.
> The next stage of the project is to implement speech recognition for control
> of vehicle functions and to replace the GSM phone with a GPRS phone. (GPRS
> will allow us to have the car running continuously online. I wonder if there