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Are there requirements for building a car-PC and it's software?

There is legislation known as "E-Mark" that pertains to electronic devices that are permanently installed in a vehicle. This car PC manufacturer is UK based and has a great description of ...
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Are there requirements for building a car-PC and it's software?

My 2012 Volkswagen Golf has an RCD510 multimedia unit which features a touch screen, card slot, USB connector, bluetooth and six disc drive, integrated front and rear parking sensors. I know that ...
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Are there requirements for building a car-PC and it's software?

This article speaks to how Android Auto complies with regulations: Google built Android Auto so that it complies with recognized automobile safety standards, including the National Highway ...
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My Subaru's navigation system does not switch to night colors

This is an undocumented navigation "feature"(?). The night mode is disabled if the dashboard lighting is turned to the maximum. According to my mechanic this is the same for other models as well and ...
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Installing mobile apps on a car board computer

If I understand you question correctly you want to install your own applications on your on-board computer. To do this you would need extensive reverse engineering and software development knowledge. ...
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2006 Lexus GX470: Convert navigation model to non-navigation?

Every web site said it was impossible. It is possible though, and surprising simple in theory. I successfully converted my 2006 GX470 from navigation to non-navigation with an after-market double-din ...
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Is it possible to install 3rd party Carplay into Chevrolet Equinox 2013?

It looks as though you could add a third party CarPlay-compatible receiver to your vehicle. A quick search on the Crutchfield site shows me at least 50 options. Even if you do not choose to purchase ...
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What would it take to get CarPlay in an older Outback model?

Yes, indeed. In fact not just a Subaru/Outback, if you have purchased a car without CarPlay inbuilt, it can be added to your car afterwards using an after market system which, at the time of writing ...
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Enable using navigation system while moving on 2013 Toyota Sienna

Apparently you simply cannot unlock it. If you hunt around on forums, you'll see it was, and still is, a pretty big discussion topic. For example, from this discussion about the 2011 model (product ...
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2006 Lexus GX470: Convert navigation model to non-navigation?

According to this link if you can find a non-nav unit from the same year (though 03-09 seem to be interchangeable), you should be able to swap the hvac (heating, ventilation, AC) controls directly ...
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Ford S-Max radio/sat nav unit identification

I believe the information is as follows, but whether it helps you find a manual is beyond me: Make: Ford Model: TravelPilot EX Part/Model: 7 612 300 516 (7M5T-18K931-AE) NOTE: The ...
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2007 Toyota Highlander GPS Navigation map no longer works

Pretty vague question, so this is a pretty vague answer. Having gotten wet, there could be nearly anything wrong. You are going to have to go thru the entire navigation system, component by ...
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How do I change language in my Navigation/CD/DVD System?

Does it look like this? This is the closest thing I can find: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPgmnj_kSng If that doesn't help, I would take photos and find someone to help translate what the labels ...
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VE Calais satellite navigation option

With the car being 9 years old, that system likely obsolete and the service no longer available, as you found out from the dealership. If it were possible, surely the dealership would have been happy ...
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Cannot control heating/air due to bad DVD! (Acura MDX)

I hope this helps someone out there with a similar problem. After a LOT of research, we found out there is simply no way this can be fixed without purchasing a new DVD drive. Which we did. But, ...
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Steps to find the current firmware verison of Mercedes Command

Go to Maps screen, exit fullscreen, click on Nav> scroll to the very end> Map version. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bzj_F7fR53q6b0NXWWx5UGlZMXc But, I still don't know the Command version..! I ...
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Ford S-Max radio/sat nav unit identification

I think, if you go on the Ford website (https://www.etis.ford.com/vehicleSelection.do) then you may find by entering the VIN you should get some details about your car - whether it is sufficient not ...
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Ford Flex Navigation Screen "System is off to save battery"

What you are explaining is what the vehicle does when the battery is getting weak. It starts shutting down non essential items. I replaced my battery at 4 years because of that message. About 12 ...
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Ford Flex Navigation Screen "System is off to save battery"

It looks like your battery is starting to have trouble. The newer Ford's are programmed to prevent battery draining to the point that you won't be able to turn the car on. Thus, it will turn off ...
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How do I change my HDD navigation from Japanese to English?

I don't believe they can be converted without swapping the navigation system. Might as well hire a translator.
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