Auto Dash is an open source prototype for an infotainment car computer. Because it is built on the android platform, you can use all the typical apps like Google Maps, Uber, weather and it can run on any android tablet. The app is configured as an android launch screen so that when a user clicks the home button, they are always taken to the app main screen which has a summary of media and vehicle information presented in an easy-to-use interface. While automakers continue to lock down their platforms by moving toward proprietary software systems which aren’t user serviceable and charging high prices for outdated technology, Auto Dash provides an open and user-controlled infotainment system that is reasonably affordable and extensible.

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The project is open source and is available at

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Eli Knebel

I'm a software engineer in the Pittsburgh area, hobbyist maker