What do you think of when someone references a smart car? I use the term “smart car” a little different than others. I have a 2010 vehicle, and I use the Bluetooth with my regular phone. I have tested applications like Zubie and other ODB devices over the years for educational purposes, but my primary focus with the smart car is having an on demand learning center. I want it to be able to deliver content quickly and effortlessly. I also prefer free content when possible!
I referenced the podcasts that I have on my playlist in a previous blog post, in this post, I will share how I turned my wife’s old Droid Phone from several years ago into a dedicated learning device.
So, how did I create this learning center?
Installed BeyondPond and configured auto download of designated podcasts at 3 am to my device. ( I also completely wiped the device; it is not using a sim card connected to Verizon anymore) Just basic wireless.
Set up an access point in the garage, so the android phone is always online when in the garage. This allows for the auto updating of content
This may sound old school, but I use the headphone/aux setting on the radio. This allows me to quickly flip back and forth to Bluetooth for my main phone.
Why didn’t I use my primary phone for this purpose?
I Didn’t want to fill up memory and I liked the idea of a dedicated device for both podcasts and audio books.
Using this simple process I am able to make every step count while in the car. Or should I say every mile?