This website shows some of the historic developments that have lead to the design of
the CARGO mobile computer system (V4)
and the associated software.
Yes, It all started about four years ago. The entire concept of car computing was very immature at that time, and many things as hardware and software had to be made ourselves. Ourselves, as many other people were working, playing or thinking with or about this concept. Very soon I started with the development of the E311 Mini-ITX car power supply, one of the first somewhat affordable power supplies for automotive use in conjuction with the popular VIA Epia mainboards.
After almost four years of playing and experimenting and three versions of car computers, I decided that it was time for a more serious approach. Today, this more serious approach has lead us to the fourth version; the CARGO mobile computer system. The top-notch of integration, functionality and durability in the field of carpc's.
The design for this 'perfect' car computer is almost complete, sadly this does not yet mean that you can buy one at the shop next door. Building these in decent quantities (which is neccesary in order to offer acceptable prices) is not easy without huge funds or without volume-buyers. The developent of this car computer system has drawn my funds severely, so it's up to volume buyers...
The fullfilled wish list...
Long time vistors will recognise this long-standing ultimate wish list for mobile computing, which has been almost unchanged for the past years, and which still stands. For first time vistors; this is the requirements list that a self-respecting car computing system should be capable of:
- Low power and small computer unit, powered by board net,
optional or not (yet) fullfilles wishes and features:
- Dead reckoning GPS,
Please take a look around, and if you have any questions regarding this project them please don't hesitate to drop me an
I always appreciate your feedback, questions, ideas or comments.