I came across your article that refers to my custom car phone+Bluetooth adapter project, and I just wanted to let you know that I made some major progress since you wrote about it! I finally got the OEM “hands-free controller unit” working for my car, and built a new prototype that makes the original car phone system fully functional again, complete with OEM hands-free integration with the stock radio, and the addition of modern voice dialing/commands.
And here’s an article on Hackaday.com that gives a good overview, too. Just thought you’d find it interesting. Let me know if you have any questions.
(falls off chair)
I don’t know what’s more awesome for me, the fact that you made this magnificent creation or that you wrote into Piston Slap to share your latest update with my readers. No matter, the end result in your 3000GT is so close to perfection that I no longer miss the departure of the analog cellular network. The sheer volume of old phone functionality that remained with Bluetooth integration is mind blowing, not to mention all the perks of having a smart phone connected to your vehicle’s audio system!
Let me say it again: the end result of your Bluetooth integration is absolutely amazing. WOW. I guess the first thing I’d like to know is your thoughts around making a more universal Bluetooth adapter, and would you consider selling them to others?
I currently have no plans to make these adapters, but here is some more context on that:
I’d like to think that Motorola underpinned a lot of vintage USA car phones from the 1990s with the same engineering as its MicroTAC I and II as a foundation. If so, that would make scaling up your production a bit easier and open up the floodgates to would-be buyers in their GM, Ford, and Chrysler products. But then again, that’s a big if.
And thinking out loud is just that, as I clearly put very little thought into this notion. No matter, we aren’t done with Jeff just yet. Stick around for next week’s Piston Slap, as we will have the rest of this conversation for your reading pleasure.
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