College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

William L. Ahlgren, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department


In 2011, luxury cars were released with displays built into the center. With modern computing power and technology such as Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, these older infotainment systems degrade the value of cars that are otherwise comparable to 2021 models. This project upgrades the infotainment system of one such car, a 2011 Infiniti G37. Through use of an additional microcomputer in the car, an infotainment upgrade can be achieved. This upgraded infotainment adds navigation, wireless audio, and data display capabilities to the car, while maintaining the functionality of the stock infotainment. While customized for the 2011 Infiniti G37, the methods and techniques used to develop this project could be applied to other similar vehicles. Outside of the addition of an external switch, this infotainment upgrade is otherwise seamlessly integrated into the car