DIY: Programmer Creates His Own CarPlay for a DeLorean Using an iPad - Connected Car Life
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Jameson Bennett
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2018-10-02
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Simply put, this is probably the coolest thing we’ve seen on the Internet this week. Canadian DIYer going by The King of Dub released a photo album documenting how he was able to make his own version of CarPlay for his 1982 DeLorean DMC-12. Using Xcode to create his own CarPlay like app he choose to utilize Google Maps and Google Assistant for voice-controlled navigation. For music he used iTunes and Siri for control of any media and music.

Taking it one step further then what Apple CarPlay is capable of he added on some cool functionality features. Using a Wings-A-Loft and Bluetooth relay strip he was able to have the iPad lock and unlock the doors, control the windows, garage door remote, and even the opening of the doors and trunk. Not liking the factory speedometer he used the iPad’s GPS to display speed and heading while the car is driving. He was even able to add a back up camera by using a wireless setup that uses its own Wi-Fi network to display on the iPad.

 

Hats off to you, The King of Dub. By programing and wiring everything needed to make this work, you took DIY to the next level. For underachieving slackers like us that lack the engineering ability, we’ll probably just stick the tried and true aftermarket upgrades though.

 

For more details click here or scroll through the photo gallery below.

I made a dashboard iPad Bluetooth controlled DeLorean

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