Originally Posted by Eddy
I suggest people to get a good android tablet and use it as movie player, music player, for google maps, and thousands of usable apps with latest android as it has far superior capacitive touch high resolution display that can be easily charged with USB cable when you leave your car in rest.
And LED lamps can be added later from either 3rd party or by Nexa by paying around 25k more.
Hello dear TAI
members, this is my first post on the forum. I hope I can learn and add value to the discussions here. I am a big time petrolhead and have had done many projects like building off-road vehicle to complete bike restorations. Even my automotive team at college had "Team Petrolheads" name registered for SAE events like BAJA and Supra F1.
My point of view on installing tablets in car are a bit different.
I have had tried installing tablet directly as a Headunit coupled with inputs to amplifier in my car somewhere around 4 years back, I used a micromax tablet that time as it was under budget and didn't had many options. To be frank I researched a lot and finally accomplished this DIY project but within a couple of months I realized that nothing can replace a company fitted Headunit.
1) USB has a low voltage output and takes legacies to charge , moreover if the battery is low you face frequent restarts. Also the boot-up time for a tablet is around 1 minute and by the time you start vehicle and get going after a couple of minutes or so you again have to stop to play music.
2)The tablet cannot be left in car whenever you go somewhere, there are always chances of someone breaking the glass to steal the tab.
3) you have to get a proper mount for the tab else it keeps falling.
4) there are wires hanging around for aux and charging which IMO
doesn't looks good.
5)You cannot attach reverse cameras to tab easily (there are ways but it is very tedious and needs wire cutting which may void warranty)
6) Steering mounted controls are not functional on tablet. (only play pause works)
7) whenever you put your car in reverse, the music stops playing as a matter of safety concern but that feature is not available in tablets.
8) You cannot pair up your cellphone to tablets to receive calls or make calls. you have to choose either Aux in or BT-input at a time. Neither can you connect multiple phones.
9) You will always need data for accurate navigation in tablets whereas company fitted HU provided in baleno works offline.( please correct me if i am wrong here)
10) The over all setup at OEM
looks pretty decent and soothing to eyes.