Dave-ee Jones Posted July 24, 2017 Share Posted July 24, 2017 Well, it's not really rooting it, it's more like making it...cool? Idk. Anyway, so there are a few gadgets out there that allow you to hack your car and do interesting things with it (packet sniffing the car's data etc.), but I was mainly interested in remotely unlocking your car (YES I KNOW WE HAVE REMOTES!) and starting it up before you even reach the car (Oo, now ye be talkin'). Anyway, I was thinking you could have a Wireless Pi which hosts a WiFi with an unbroadcasted SSID (yes, I know they are still seeable but realistically only about 1% of people are actually looking for unbroadcasted SSIDs - and they are usually war-driving), connected to a battery pack. The battery pack would be hardwired into your car, so when you start the car it charges back up from your car's battery as you drive (could be just plugged into a USB port in your car lighter thingo). Basically as you approach your car your phone automatically joins the WiFi and you can press a button to unlock it, start it up, unlock the boot or whatever. It's a lot of work but you can imagine the look on someone's face when this big V8 starts up next to them, with no one in it..(And they don't have a sudden urge to steal it as you are approaching your car - though you wouldn't start it till your basically next to or almost at your car, especially if it's in a busy parking lot). You could also expand this a bit, like remotely playing music, starting a movie with the monitor in the boot or something like that. With it being a Pi that's controlling you could do basically anything; GPS, weather station (if you really wanted, and you were on the road a lot), entertainment system, war-driving system, LED system that's been laced around you car..Yeah, you get the picture. I've seen it done, but the main problem would be hardwiring the Pi into your car so you can toggle lock, boot and start it up, though there are tutorials for that everywhere and I'm sure someone's done it with a Pi. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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