I am currently rebuilding a car as a hobby. As a part of it I am planning on building in a car PC with custom software for some multimedia usage, navigation and some diagnose usage. I know there are pre-built systems to buy and install in the car but thats not what my question is.
For the PC itself I am planning on using a Raspberry Pi(2) with either Debian or Arch Linux. I will create the software for the audio player, navigation and diagnose by myself.
Some time ago a friend of mine told me that a car PC isn't "allowed" to have a visible boot or loading screen. He said that the system has to be available as soon as the car is started.
- Is this true?
- Are there any requirements for car PCs and the software running on it? And if so, where can I find these requirements?
I already tried searching for it but couldn't find anything. I am from Germany so i'm primarily interested in answers fitting the german law but i'm open for any information about this topic.
Note: This is my first question on SE so please tell me if I did something wrong so I can improve my question.