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What I would like to know before I proceed is a few things:
How would I go about powering my Nexus 7?
I pulled a 2 amp line from my panel under the dash. You can do this, or you can run a fused connection off the lighter/aux power supply in the vehicle.
How can I have it setup that when theres no power, it sleeps(deep sleep), and when power is present it wakes up and keeps screen on? I was thinking Tasker...
In developer options, there is a "don not sleep when plugged in" option. I use that in combination with Flar2's kernel, which include DT2W (double tap 2 wake) so any double tap on the screen wakes the device. My buttons are not accesible in my custom molded dash insert.
How would I go about Navigation? I was thinking tethering my phone to it, seems like best solution. I have the Wifi only Nexus 7 2013.
And as for audio, is USB an option? I would like to use my steering wheel controls, if not I have a bluetooth auxiliary adapter.
Steering wheel controls will not work. That is one area that I do envy iOS users. I use GMD Gesture control, with DT2W for navigation. I also have a volume plug that goes to an auxiliary input on my head unit, but will often use BT.
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