Alpine car stereo touch screen

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by dest » Sun May 27, 2012 10:16 am
I think I pretty much already know the answer to this one, but thought Id ask just incase!
In my car I have an Alpine headunit with 7" touchscreen.
Obviously my initial thoughts were to use a Pi with it for sat nav/music etc, but if that was the case I would need to control it all.
Does anyone know if it would be possible to use the touchscreen aspect of the screen to control the software
Im guessing not as there would be no way to interface it with the Pi :(
Im not sure if I want to remove the stereo in place of a touchscreen that would work as I also have ipod connectivity (not such a problem as I could use a external drive with the Pi) but also have digital freeview tv which would not work with the Pi either
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by samarthwiz » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:51 am
is the touchscreen built in the car dashboard or console?
if so then I highly doubt it without taking apart your car and modifing internal connections and voiding your warrenty

if not
then it is possible.

What I recommend is that you use a cheapy portable dvd player that has away to connect to another monitor :mrgreen: and plug the raspberry pi in the cheap monitor using the provided cable.

P.S. I was also thinking about a set up like this
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by stefansp » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:32 am
Was just wondering if you guys get anywhere with this? I'd love to hook up my Pi B+ to the stereo as well
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by dest » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:52 pm
Sorry no I never looked into it any further, I dont have the car now
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