4 Sep 2001 alexr   » (Journeyer)

The Car-GPS-MP3 project is coming along just fine, but a bit slow. The SOLO machine is developing some hardware problems, and the reason is still unknown.

There is a company here in Iceland that's offering 512Kbit/s wirelless connection throughout wider Reykjavik area. I am seriously thinking about getting one of those gadgets to use with the car system. The Ideas of usage are still popping into my mind, since it would be rather silly to use it for Web-surfing while driving..

dmarti suggested a very interesting idea to use the wireless connection. I already have a small GPS logging device in my car, which logs the GPS coordinates at 5sec intervals onto a builtin flash-memory. He suggested that I can use that together with wireless link and MP3 streaming to share music recomendations with drivers that have the same system, and similar driving patterns.

In 10 days, I'm removing the GPS logging device from my car to extract all the information from it and analyze it. More to come later...

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