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Master Geek
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# 173795 6-Jun-2015 21:07
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I have a 2007 Mazda Axela and would like to add a permanently mounted tablet of some form. I'm hoping to get the following functionality:



  1. Google Maps
  2. Show current speed limit eg
  3. Warn about speed cameras?? Any apps that can take a database of speedcamera locations and warn when approaching?
  4. OBD2 via bluetooth.
  5. Play Pandora/Spotify music or podcasts (lots of spare data with 2degrees)
  6. Pair with phone if possible for handsfree?


I realise there are various units available to replace the stock radio, but they are a bit old so I'd prefer just a standard tablet mounted in/above the dash then audio wired down through the Media input of stock radio. That way I can keep the tablet up to date easily.

I'm guessing 6 - handsfree - is probably not possible, so can get a separate bluetooth handsfree kit.

Any comments/thoughts/suggestions?

What's a good type of tablet these days? The Nexus 7 3g is hard to find and a bit dated I guess.

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Ultimate Geek
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  # 1318451 6-Jun-2015 21:19
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The ASUS Memo Pad 7 is real good value if you're on a budget. Mine was around $120 on Amazon, and is really speedy for the price. It runs Lollipop. It also has a built in GPS receiver.

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Master Geek
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  # 1318453 6-Jun-2015 21:25
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Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm hoping for something with a built in SIM card slot. Save having to pair the phone each time.


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Master Geek
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  # 1318460 6-Jun-2015 22:00
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Actually the Nvidia Shield tablet looks like it might be suitable.

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  # 1318492 6-Jun-2015 23:30
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Nexus 9 but it might be too big.

Otherwise one of the samsung ones?

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