I'm putting in a a pretty hardcore sound system coupled with a PC that will be drawing about 30-40 amps.
The PC will do GPS, Voice Recognition, MP3/WMA/whatever sound files, DVD, Internet access, wireless LAN, rearview video, etc. The plan is to have an 8.4" diagonal VGA LCD touchscreen mounted in the dash with an additional screen for the passenger(s) to watch DVD. The secondary screen position and size is TBD
I won't be going as far as the Megacar
or the 2366 "Galaxy Class" Camaro
, but I'm going for the fully integrated look and feel of the Megacar. The prototype of the PC is currently underway. Once I have the hardware assembled, the next chore will be to develop an easy to use UI (I don't want to crash when I'm changing songs, obtaining directions, etc.), followed by a 2 to 3 month beta testing period where the unit will actually be in the car. If I like what I've done and can reproduce it for a reasonable cost, I may kick it commercial. Dunno yet.
I will be putting up a website that chronicles the development once it actually begins.
Note to self: Learn how to type.
[ October 19, 2001: Message edited by: cj ]