BMW i3

BMW i3 Android Status Monitor

I wrote an Android App and integrated a USB to CAN Bus interface into a tablet. The CAN controller communicated through the tablet’s USB OTG connector using an FTDI USB to serial emulator. FTDI supplies drivers for Android that are relatively easy to use.


The tablet was designed to fit into the BMW i color scheme and not draw excess attention. I used a color palette derived from three samples of the various BMW blue hues.

Dash Mount