The vehicle interface (VI) firmware supports for sending data over a serial (UART) connection instead of USB. If you add a Bluetooth adapter that uses the Serial Port Profile (SPP) to your VI, you can connect a tablet (or even a phone!) to your car wirelessly. The Android library also has support for communicating with a Bluetooth vehicle interface.

The VI firmware must be compiled with the UART=1 flag for this feature to work. Manufacturers may choose to distribute pre-compiled binaries with this option enabled, too.

See the VI documentation for more details on adding Bluetooth.

For this chipKIT-based vehicle interface, we recommend the SparkFun BlueSMiRF Bluetooth module. These instructions will guide you through the process of installing the module and configuring it to communicate with the VI.

Bluetooth Parts List

Bought all of the parts for Bluetooth? Follow the assembly guide.