I have been researching car pcs for the past several days and the abundance/lack of information is wearing me down. I believe I have found what I am searching for with Volumio except one major hold back. Most everything I see is that people are using Volumio for home applications which requires network connectivity for control. I really don’t want to have to incorporate a mini router or networking device into the planned setup. I want to use a UDOO Quad which includes wireless. I’m assuming it should be possible to edit the wireless configuration to create an ad hoc network so I can directly connect my phone to the UDOO/Volumio through wifi since Volumio is linux based. I know enough about linux to test it myself, it’s fairly simple. I just don’t have the hardware available. I’m not about to drop the money for a UDOO if I don’t even know it can do what I need it to.
Does Volumio on the UDOO Quad support ad hoc wireless for direct connectivity to phone through wifi?
If that is possible, would I be able to upload new music through the wifi to a sata hdd connected to the UDOO as well?
Also, I assume that I would be able to shuffle my entire music collection with MPoD?