Some modern cars pack more processing power in their in-car entertainment system than the space shuttle does in its entire flight management system, and some of the things recent cars can do are pretty nifty. The electronics in a modern car is typically treated as an inscrutable black box but it's actually quite easy to connect a laptop up to most cars and see what is going on behind the scenes. In this talk Jonathan provides an introduction to the current state-of-the-art in vehicle electronics and shows how he has modified his RX-8 with Linux-based data logging, full-time Internet connectivity, and other gadgets.Jonathan has been labeled "Australia's Geekiest Man" and has been hacking on both hardware and software since he was a little tacker. He is past-President of Linux Australia, founder and Technical Director of Internet Vision Technologies, and author of several tech books. He is set to host the upcoming TV show "SuperHouse" featuring high-tech home renovation, open-source automation systems, and domestic hardware hacking, and is Executive Producer of "Geek My Ride", a new TV show coming soon to Channel 31.
Linux Users of Victoria is one of Australia's oldest Linux User Groups and has over 1600 members. LUV hosts talks in The Buzzard Lecture Theatre at Trinity College in Parkville, Melbourne on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.We try to record our meetings and share them with the world here.Find out more about us at http://luv.asn.au/