Hey Revvv, I am actually a computer developer who has done app development. The reason some phones can be used as a remote, like yours is, is that they either have a IR blaster installed that interacts with the TV or do it over a network. While it could be possible to create a product like this through the ODBII port it would be:Read on, I may be about to give away a product idea that I should patent.<br />
I have been searching for an app that would act like a key fob for my 2002 GT. So far I have not found anything. However, my mind is now in overdrive with ideas that might be possible.<br />
I am not a phone app developer by any means, but I am certain it would be easy to develop a simple app that allows the user to use their phone as a remote. My LG has the ability to function as a Television remote, so I think the possibility exists.<br />
I know some new cars are already coming from The factory with app accessible options. On older vehicles the OBDII port may need to be accessed in order to untilize such a feature. Using a plug such as those used by insurance companies could open up the possibilities of locking and unlocking a car. You could operate the windows, have remote start, heat the seats in the winter, or turn on the defroster. The options are endless.<br />
I am almost certain that a remote plug for the port along with a code written using an SCT tuner would provide a lot of opportunities. In fact, it isn't too far fetched to use a remote OBD plug and your smart phone to program for tunes directly from the email or website.
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These are all things I considered and thought of. They are definitely an obstacle towards deveoping a functional product, or prototype for that matter. At the moment the technology is beyond my level of knowledge.Hey Revvv, I am actually a computer developer who has done app development. The reason some phones can be used as a remote, like yours is, is that they either have a IR blaster installed that interacts with the TV or do it over a network. While it could be possible to create a product like this through the ODBII port it would be:
1. Very very very expensive to fit this technology and get it to interact with the car. It would probably be $600+ as well as requiring to completely rewire the car's electronics for it to interact with them.
2. Would require it to have its own network (whether 4G or WiFi) which would have the high possibility of getting hacked and allow hackers entrance into your vehicle.
3. It would also require you to pay a monthly subscription to run the WiFi or 4G network as the newer cars that have this feature require users to do.
So while it is an amazing idea and someday possible, as of now it will only be available from factory cars that have it specially programmed.
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I like your plates, Ronnie, kinda similar to the ones I have, in a senseAs you can see , The bottom tabs are not on this one and the top screws are covered by black screw head covers.
Not a huge change but I feel better knowing my frame is corrected to look a little
( VERY LITTLE) better to me.