Hello all - nice to be in near the start of what I hope will be the new Pi revolution!
I've seen parts of my desired solution across other Pi projects, but here's my vision:-
A combined motor car management information system.
Done in steady stages, unashamedly pinching everyone else's good ideas from individual projects.
1) Kinect sensor for video/data capture sat on car dashboard while travelling - using cameras, possibly elements of depth sensing and tracking (but starting with video capture). Connect to Pi by USB and see what SDK or hack/tools on Linux can give me.
2) OBDII car diagnostic port wired to GPIO on Pi, gathering whatever motor/system data it can into logs.
3) Pi connect to Bluetooth GPS unit, gathering the usual groups of data for the journey.
Pi captures everything to SD card.
A separate analysis suite, probably written with Python, would then read in data from 1, 2 and 3 and provide a journey replay, using time sync (?) to join up video, OBDII data and GPS data.
Who knows what I'll use it for but that's just not the point, is it?
I could see the three capture streams overloading the Pi. Possible bottleneck of the SD Card I/O too on capture.
GPIO to OBDII - need the cable and some bright spark to write the interface (I'm a passable coder, but not usually at the hardware device level).
How to get the data streams sync'd up on a time signal for replay app.
Please give your thoughts, suggestions and ridicule - I genuinely don't mind which!