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Introducing CarPC….

Make car travel enjoyable again!

CarPC AA Dongle

Why CarPC?

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ANDROID AUTO

If you already have Android Auto in your car when you acquired it, chances are you’re hoping you could get more from the large touchscreen display that is your whole in-car entertainment. Well, if only Android Auto weren’t so limited.

You can choose to upgrade your entire head unit to get all the bells and whistles, but that can prove to be expensive, complicated to install, and worse, you might be giving up your warranty.

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IN COMES CARPC

CarPC is the total solution to the problems found in regular factory-installed Android Auto.    Without needing to replace your touch-capable stereo head unit, CarPC brings you a full and unlimited Android computer experience that you yourself can install in just a matter of seconds.

CarPC easy setup process

1. No overly-complicated installation

2. Costs significantly lower than replacing the stereo head unit

3. Saves you the trip to the dealer or a qualified technician for the upgrade

4. Full access to all apps available on the Google Playstore

5. More capable processing power

6. Larger storage and RAM, with option to add even more storage

PLUG AND PLAY

Yep. There’s absolutely nothing here that you can mess up, even a child can install it faster than you can pull your phone out of your pocket.

CarPC Android 9

FULL ANDROID 9 + GOOGLE PLAY

One of the biggest features of CarPC, is that unlike regular Android Auto, it gives you the freedom to download any app found on the Google Playstore. There’s close to 2 million apps to choose from!

CarPC google playstore apps

TOTAL IN-CAR ENTERTAINMENT

Nothing to do while parked? Watch movies or TV series on Netflix, Youtube, HBO Go, or any other video-streaming platform, and play sounds through your car’s speakers. Connect your favorite controller via Bluetooth and play your favorite Android games!

CarPC built in entertainment

CarPC Features

CarPC features list

Powerful 2.0Ghz Octa Core A53 CPU

The combined power of eight processor cores running at up to 2.0GHz brings your apps to life! Run apps that are not previously available on the basic Android Auto.

Up to 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM

Install apps without sharing storage space with your phone, and without even sharing RAM with it. Total freedom!

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Bluetooth 5.0 & WiFi

If you do like to pair your phone with CarPC’s system, that’s possible too. Use your phone’s Spotify playlists, play your videos for everyone in the car to see, read your social media news-feed, among many other things. Talk about convenience!

MicroSD Card Slot

Expandable storage means if you ever need to install more apps, or put your own music and video files, you just need to slide in a memory card, as much as 128GB big.

Ceramic GPS Antenna

Get live traffic information while navigating using Waze or Google Maps. And it’s not just any GPS antenna, it’s a huge upgrade to what’s inside your smartphone. It’s ceramic. Also, it’s built in, no unsightly wires running to the top of your dash.

Ceramic antenna

MEMS Microphone

CarPC uses dual MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) microphones for a crisp and clear voice input for a variety of applications. Be it for voice commands, live dictations, or calls via messenger apps like Skype and Messenger.

CarPC dual microphone

Easy Firmware Upgrades

Get OTA (Over-The-Air) firmware upgrades either automatically, or you can manually set it as an option.

CarPC easy firmware update

4G LTE Connectivity + Phone Calling (PRO Version Only)

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4G Data

Built-in 4G connectivity allows you to use your SIM card’s data plan. It also allows you to totally free up your phone from CarPC-4G’s operation. There is now no need to connect to your phone’s hotspot. Just insert your SIM card and enter CarPC.

Phone Calling

Independent from your smartphone, use a 3G/4G SIM card on the CarPC-4G to make phone calls right from your car’s head unit. You can use an entirely separate account on your CarPC-4G. Can’t remember where your smartphone is? Call it from the car stereo!


Features Comparison Chart

CarPC comparison list

Who is the CarPC for?

The CarPC works on head units that has Android Auto factory installed. Most stereos or car models after 2017 support Android Auto. You can view the compatibility list here:

CarPC Compatibility List

Who we are

CarPC is a group of computer enthusiasts, business people, and designers, wanting to bring better options for car computers than what is on the market today. We are based in HongKong, Shenzhen and Manila, where technology and traffic are abundant, for our research and design to be up to date with what is happening in the world today.

 

CarPC Team

Jason Zhang

Mr. Zhang is the project manager for CarPC. From designing the ID to managing the firmware development and overseeing the production, Jason makes makes sure that CarPC works properly and that production moves smoothly.

James

James is lead firmware programmer for CarPC. From adding new features, OTA updates and firmware testing, James makes sure CarPC works as it should before the PCBA and production begins.

Troy F.

Troy is responsible for CarPC’s marketing and product development. From market research, to graphics and product development, Troy helps with just about everything at CarPC.

Why we need your help

The CarPC team prides itself with continuously progressive innovation, and adding value to what we offer. But, we need your help bringing this endeavor out to everyone who needs a CarPC. We have already produced 20 fully functional units and they are already sent out to independent testers all over the world. By supporting our campaign, you help us further develop the CarPC and mass-produce more of this truly wonderful and powerful car computer that people and families can utilize in their car infotainment systems.

 

Development Timeline:

Feb 2020 – Concept ID Started

Mar 2020 – Firmware development begins

July 2020 – ID Completed

Sept 2020 – Tooling begins

Dec 2020 – Firmware optimized

Feb 2021 – First prototype batch

May 2021 – Tooling edits

Aug 2021 – PCBA redesigned

Nov 2021 – 2nd Prototype batch complete

Jan 2021 – Kickstarter Launched

Feb 2022 – First production batch completed

Mar 2022 – Begin shipping

 

How we created the CarPC

CarPC Industrial Design

(Concept Drawings)

Mechanical Engineering

CarPC Tooling Moulds & Injection Molding Process

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CarPC Components

Prototype Assembly Video

CarPC Photo Gallery

CarPC AA Dongle

CarPC AA Dongle

CarPC AA Dongle

CarPC AA Dongle

CarPC AA Dongle

CarPC AA Dongle

Please understand that like with any endeavor, there are risks and challenges. We’ve already opened tooling molds, optimized the firmware, and have done several pilot production runs. Nearly 20 reviewers and testers will be receiving a pre-production CarPC unit and will be giving us feedback. We’ll be monitoring the feedback as an unexpected issue or bug is the only challenge we can see in the foreseeable future. We’ve secured resources for components so there are not any visible delays. You may contact us directly at info@carpc.co for any questions you may have.