The Noteonomy Project is a longterm learning process about the intereting word of autonomous vehicle systems. In this project am using a real vehicle - Nissan Note E11 2008 as I start adding deices in it towards converting it into a connected car. The Nissan Note E11 2008 Model is a 5 door mini MPV hatchback manufactured by Nissan Japan. A connected car is a term use to describe a car that can interface with the internet for exchange of information. It becomes an IoT (Internt of Things) device. I plan to add devices such as a Raspberry Pi, CAN Bus reader, Car Wifi etc.
For a car that was made in 2008, it a big task since the Nissan did not envision such for the car. The place to start this project is power. Having a reliable power system is a good foundation for any device that shall be mounted. I plan to have a secondary power system which will not interfere/drain the car’s primary battery.
Nissan Note E11 Details
- Make: Nissan Note
- Model: DBA E11
- Engine: HR Type
- Engine Capacity: 1490 cc
Brief Project Update
While working on such a project can be interesting and a good learning process I however want to stress upon the concept of safety. If you want to attempt what you’ve read here, remember to consult the Official Nissan Manual.
- The starting current of the starter can reach upto 120A DC. This is very dangerous.
- Do not shrt circuit the battery terminals.
- Do not leave the car battery at a lower voltage for too long.
- Have a secondary battery to power your peripherals. Leave the primary battery just for starting the engine.