Essential Guide to Outdoor Self-Driving Adventures: Preparation and Safety Tips

Self-driving adventures offer unparalleled freedom to explore remote landscapes and immerse oneself in nature’s beauty. However, embarking on such journeys requires meticulous planning, proper equipment, and a keen awareness of safety precautions. Here’s your comprehensive guide to preparing for and staying safe during outdoor self-driving expeditions.

Preparation: What to Pack

Vehicle Essentials

Maintenance: Ensure your vehicle undergoes thorough maintenance before the trip. Check oil levels, tire pressure, brakes, and ensure all lights are functional.

Emergency Kit: Pack a comprehensive emergency kit including a spare tire, tire-changing tools, jumper cables, tow ropes, and basic repair tools.

Navigation Tools: Carry updated maps, GPS devices, and consider offline navigation apps like the Seicane CarPlay system. Familiarize yourself with the route and potential detours.

Communication: Bring a fully charged mobile phone with emergency contacts saved. In remote areas, consider a satellite phone or two-way radio.

Camping and Survival Gear

Shelter: Pack a tent suitable for the terrain and weather conditions, along with sleeping bags and sleeping pads for comfort.

Cooking Equipment: Portable stove, fuel, cooking utensils, and sufficient fuel for meals. Bring non-perishable food items and a water filtration system.

Clothing: Pack layered clothing suitable for various weather conditions, including rain gear, insulated jackets, and sturdy footwear.

Personal and Safety Items

First Aid Kit: Include bandages, antiseptics, pain relievers, and any necessary medications.

Personal Hygiene: Biodegradable soap, hand sanitizer, and toiletries. Pack a small towel and consider wet wipes for quick clean-ups.

Safety Gear: Headlamps, flashlights, and extra batteries. Reflective vests and roadside warning triangles are essential for roadside emergencies.

Safety Tips: What You Need to Know

Before You Go

Route Planning: Research the route thoroughly, noting road conditions, fuel stops, and potential hazards. Share your itinerary with a trusted contact.

Vehicle Readiness: Conduct a pre-trip vehicle inspection, checking fluids, tires, brakes, and lights. Ensure your spare tire is in good condition.

Weather Awareness: Check weather forecasts and prepare for changing conditions. Adjust your itinerary if severe weather is predicted.

On the Road

Driving Responsibly: Observe speed limits and road signs. Stay alert for wildlife and slow-moving vehicles, especially on narrow roads.

Emergency Preparedness: Know how to change a tire and handle basic roadside repairs. Keep emergency contacts handy and know local emergency numbers.

Campsite Safety: Choose safe and designated campsites. Follow Leave No Trace principles, respecting wildlife and preserving natural surroundings.

Emergency Situations

Communication: Maintain communication with friends or family, updating them on your progress. In remote areas, check in regularly via satellite phone.

Medical Emergencies: Be prepared to administer first aid and seek medical assistance promptly if needed. Know basic first aid techniques.

Vehicle Breakdowns: If your vehicle breaks down, stay with it and use emergency signals. Signal for help using reflective triangles or flares.

Conclusion

Embarking on an outdoor self-driving adventure is an exhilarating experience that requires thorough preparation and safety precautions. By packing essential gear, planning your route meticulously, and staying vigilant on the road, you can ensure a safe and memorable journey into the wilderness.

Remember, the key to a successful adventure lies in preparation and respect for nature. Happy trails and safe travels!

How to Install a smart screen for your TOYOTA TUNDRA?

Want a smart screen for your old car, but don’t want to spend too much? Here let me show you how to make it at home. Less money, amazing experience.

We’ll use a cost-effective product, which is for 2014-2018 TOYOTA TUNDRA. It has Built-in Carplay & Android Auto, DSP, Bluetooth, AM/FM/RDS Radio, supports AHD camera, 360° bird’s eye view panoramic reversing video requares 4 cameras. Driving and reversing without dead angles. It’s screen is IPS screen, more 360°, no reflection, no fingerprint and faster response.

Before the removal and installation, we should prepare tools first. These are the disassembly tools I used, please prepare according to your need.

Step 1: Remove the panel

Use tools to pry open the key panel and the cigarette lighter panel below the original car, and unplug everything at the back of the panel.

Step2: Take off the original screen

Continue to loosen the four screws that hold the original car’s screen host. It has two inside and out. Be careful with the inside, or it will fall. Take off the original screen and plug all the cables on the back.

Step3: Connect the power cord

Now we connect the power cord of the new radio to the plug of the original car.

Connect to canbus, and connect the GPS cable to the back of the car radio. Then connect the quad-G antenna, USB cable, video input cable, and the RCA cable.

Step 4: Remove and install cigarette lighter panel

Removed the cigarette lighter panel from the key panel of the original car and installed it on our new product.

Step 5: Connect the new radio

Now let’s connect the new product button cable, and connect the power cord CAN plug and black power source to the new radio, connect the radio antenna, now let’s reconnect the wire of the cigarette lighter panel, okay now install the new product

Now the air conditioner is not working, let’s set up the Canbus, firstly enter the factory setting.

After finding the campus settings, we find the brand of the agreement box and select it according to your model year.

Then go to car settings, go to OIL Settings and choose according to your car.

After setting up successfully, there is no problem with air conditioning now!

These buttons all work well, the steering wheel buttons now work as well.

It has black and white mold, you can switch by hitting the light.

Support door reminder.

Support local music and online music functions.

Supports video playback, radio play support.

Support customize the tone according to your preferences.

Support google searching.

Support map navigation.

Support Carplay & Android Auto.

Also can use the voice Assistant operation, make calls here, listen to music, use map navigation and other mobile app applications

Don’t miss out! Great improvement for your driving experience!

Carplay radio upgrade: Ford Explorer TX4003 DSP GPS 360° Camera Steering Wheel 2014-2019

Hey bros! Today’s upgrade is a ford Explorer. We get a new car multi-function radio.

The new radio support SYNC1 SYNC2 SYNC3 and 360° camera. Of course with carplay & Android auto. High resolution screen. Support AHD Camera, bluetooth.

Here’s all its wires and disassembly tool, please prepare as needed. And follow me I’ll show you the removal and installation step by steep.

First, we remove the silver trim on the left and right sides.

Then unscrew the screws that fix the original car button panel, unplug all plugs on the back.

Here we unscrew the screws that fix the original car host and the original car screen.

Remove the original car host and unplug all the plugs on the back, then we remove the original car screen and and plug all the wires on the back.

Next, we remove the air vent from the original car and install it on the back of our new car radio.

Here we connect its RCA cable, FOURG antenna, GPS antenna to the new car radio.

Then connect the radio antenna and the original car USB cable to the original car.

And connect the power card to the new car radio, connect the reversing video cable.

Then we connect the socket of the power cord to the original car plug according to the size and connect the radio and USB to the new car radio by the way.

Okay the connection is complete, we will install it, just fix it with screws, and finally install to silver decorative strips and it is completed!

Now it’s time to test the connection. Next thing is the debugging protocol, which is the operation demonstration method

we enter the password to enter the factory settings, find the campus setting and select the corresponding option according to the model year to confirm.

Then restart the effective protocol data.

Support steering wheel control and screen control of the original car air conditioner.

Also Support the original car camera reversing image.

The new radio can play music, or use DSP to adjust the speaker sound quality. It support video playback, can automatically search for radio bands, can use Google search, can make / receive calls using Bluetooth, can connect wireless Carplay or android auto. The built-in wireless Carplay Android Auto feature allows drivers to seamlessly integrate their smartphones with the car’s audio and entertainment system. This feature provides drivers with easy access to their phone’s features, such as music, phone calls, and messaging.

The best for old car! If your car doesn’t have Apple CarPlay, this is something you’ll have.

Bargain of the year: 100$ portable units that offers wireless Carplay and Android auto as well as front and rear cameras

This cost-effective dash camera can be installed on various vehicles, car, truck, motorcycles etc. It is plug and play, dual channel recording, 4k front camera & 1080P rear camera, also has live view on mobile phone, support built-in Carplay & Android-Auto. Let’s have a real review of it!

This unit comes with everything that you will need to get started.

You get the unit itself, you also get the power adapter the extension auxiliary cord and the manual itself. Pretty simple and gets you started right away.

We have the recorder so that’s going to be our dashcam. We have mobile internet so that’s going to allow us to share internet from our cell phone to this device if we want to and then we can also have screencast so that’s going to be Apple Carplay or Android-Auto or the mirroring so you can mirror your phone directly to this display pretty cool you can play movies and things like that we also have a Bluetooth player here so basically if you connect your audio through just Bluetooth instead of using Carplay.

You can choose your language, lots of different languages. so you can switch to basically anything you want, we have time settings so you can change the format of the time and of course the WiFi switch whether you turn it on or off which can be used for downloading videos from this device, you can also format the SD and reset this to the factory settings.

High-quality rear camera. Ensure you get the view behind your car and keep your safety.

You can see it has two cameras, one front which is 4K resolution and rear camera of 1080P.

Install this device is very simple all you really have to do is plug the cigarette lighter adapter into your car for some power and then stick this onto your dash.

We can see that the view of two camera can be displayed in split screens.

Also you can double-click to enter full-screen mode.

What’s more, we can see the live view on the mobile phone. It uses a generic dashcam app called roadcam, all you have to do is connect your phone to the unit’s WiFi, turn off your cell data, go to the app and click on Add Recorder. it only takes a few seconds and then you are presented with the live view of the camera here you can start or stop recording view recorded clips and download them to your phone.

Quickly connected to the bluetooth. And then you can stream the music or do a call on it. Of course you can connect Carplay next.

We have Carplay position so this is a very cool one actually we can do left right or we can do full screen.

And of course we can also play some music and radio station just like that. We can turn the volume down or up, very easy and of course right now it’s playing through the device itself from my phone wirelessly.

How to Add Touch Screen Head Unit to 2003 2004 2005 2006 Jeep Wrangler?

Owning a car makes life more convenient, but to have the drive better, we have lots of to do. That’s like buying a house, we still need to add many things to make it a home we want.

When it comes to car upgrade, different drivers have different needs, for me, the first thing I would like to do in my 2004 Jeep Wrangler is replacing the old stereo system in the dash.

Last month, I fortunately got a touch screen Android head unit from a friend. That’s a fantastic stuff, equipped with a HD screen offering innovative and powerful interface. On the other hand, loaded with the Android 12 system and high quality CPU, it provides super fast response and smooth operation.

This Jeep Wrangler aftermarket radio is able to offer various awesome functions.

Bluetooth – Integrated with BC6 Bluetooth module, the unit supports phonebook sync, hands-free call and music streaming from your phone.

Navigation – There is built-in GPS module in the unit, supporting online and offline navigation app from Google Play app market. You won’t get lost wherever you go.

CarPlay/Android Auto – It’s said that this is the safest way to use phone when driving. By applying CarPlay, the radio acts as a phone, you can use phone maps, phone book, phone music etc. on the radio screen, so convenient and safer.

Video playing – You can watch HD videos on the radio, you can also connect to the Internet and log in to YouTube to watch interesting videos.

Backup camera – With the touch screen radio, we are able to install a backup camera, that helps a lot when backing the car. Every time when we back the car, the radio screen automatically switch to the rear images, showing clear rear situation to avoid collision.

Compared to the old stereo, the touch screen Android radio adds more comfort and joy to your journey. What’s more, it’s not a hard work even we install it to the Jeep Wrangler ourselves. I’ll show you the installation guide as below.

Two important tips: 1) Prepare your tool box. 2) Cut off the car power before starting the installation work.

Step 1, Pry to remove the plastic cover on the top of the dashboard.

Step 2, Pry to remove the plastic frame of the radio system.

Step 3, Remove these 4 screws that fixed the radio unit. Then pull out the unit and unplug all the connectors.

Step 4, Make sure you have all the accessories of the new Jeep Wrangler touch screen radio.

Step 5, Check the manual book to connect the new radio to the car via the new cables.

Step 6, Fix the new radio to the dash, and install back all the car parts.

Step 7, Turn on your car to test the new car radio system. If there is problem, double check the wiring condition or ask the seller for assistant.

How to set up Car Radio Navigation System with Bluetooth Carplay in your 2015-2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class ?

It is common that many people prefer to install a car stereo in there car now as it can bring much entertainment and convenience, which benefit their driving life in a degree. However, it is rare for those people to know how to set up car radio exactly in their car, especially for owners of Mercedes-C-Class. Thus, it is essential to get the informative steps of installation from online or offline. And there is a recommended step-by-step guide of 2015-2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Stereo Navigation System with Bluetooth Carplay. And follow the steps below, you will learn what you need in the process.

Before installation, you should pay attention to some important tips. First of all, you can disconnect the power and prepare some tools such as lever when you start the removal. Secondly, you should keep all the separate parts from the car and take great care of the dashboard to avoid scratching it during its detachment and installation.

Last but not least, you should keep handy any parts from the car and make use of all the original screws from the car as much as possible so that each related part of the unit can be fixed securely.

Installation Instruction of Mercedes-Benz 2015-2019 C-Class Stereo 

Step 1: Pry the top cover of car speaker and take off the 2 screws

Step 2: Pull out car original screen and disconnect wire looms

Step3: Press two buttons, then pry the silver trim

Step 4: Take the trim away and take off marked 2 screws

Step 5: Pull out the car control panel and take out control panel.

Step 6: Pull out car head unit and unplug the wire

Step 7:Put the wire go through the hole as revealed

Step 8: Connect car wires and specific new wire

Step9: Plug the new wire to the head unit instead,then Put the head unit back and fix 2 screws

Step10: Well-place AUX connector as the picture shows and Put AUX connector to trans-connector (AUX trans USB)

Step 11: .Plug the trans-connector(AUX trans USB) to car USB port

Step 12: Put the console panel back and fix the 2 screws

Step 13: Replace the silver trim and Connect LVDS wires well.

Step 14: Pull the wire go through the new bracket then fix the bracket

Step 15: Fix 2 screw shown in the picture

Step 16: Connect the wires to the screen, then fix the screen and 2 screws

Step 17: Put speaker cover back

Now that your basic work have been finished and you are ready to check whether the head unit can be used as a new one and try all its functions. The process maybe a little difficult for the people who have never had experience before. But this guide will show you the main idea of installation and give you useful information as you want. If you still have some questions here, it is recommended to ask for your car dealer for help or consult a professional technician who can offer you help in this way. And here I want to share a link of Mercedes-Benz 2015-2019 C-Class Stereo from Seicane. You can know more details from it including its functions and installation details.

If you want to keep your Mercedes-Benz enjoying the top-level entertainment on the way, this product can be a proper choice for the most owners and lovers as its functions can be covered in a wide range including wireless carplay, split screen, backup camera, high-quality navigation system and even wifi&Bluetooth etc.

With the 10.25 inch round corner designed, road top car touch screen, looks more beautiful. In addition, the high resolution and IPS high-definition picture quality will provide you a clearer and more beautiful image. You can also enjoy faster running with 8-core CPU 4 GB RAM 64GB ROM for downloading more favorite apps to obtain richer car experience.

All in all, it is definitely a perfect choice for those who would like to enjoy themselves during the driving. So what are you waiting for now? Click the page and get this surprise from now on!

How to mount Alfa Romeo 147 Radio

Alfa Romeo 147 Radio installation is different from other car DVD player’s installtion.The most import thing you should know about the Alfa Romeo 147 Radio update is that Alfa Romeo 147 Radio has no CANBUS box as accessories.So it makes Alfa Romeo 147 dvd player’s insalltion a little different from others.Most cables just plug and play,but when you installed all of the cables,you will find that this Alfa Romeo 147 Radio can’t turn on.So how to mount Alfa Romeo 147 Radio correctly?

This is a picture about Alfa Romeo 147 Radio accessories:

Alfa Romeo 147 Radio
Alfa Romeo 147 Radio

The problem user maybe have is that “It’s not working in my car!! i can’t turn on the radio and i can’t connect cable to steering commands!”.This is the most dificult problem about mouting a Alfa Romeo 147 Radio.Then how to solve it?

Please find out your original car’s ACC wire and then connect it to this unit’s red ACC wire which is on this unit’s power cable. There is a sticker on this unit’s bottom, please find out this unit’s red ACC wire according to the sticker. Then this unit will power on.

About the steering wheel control, please connect this steering wheel control plug

Alfa Romeo 147 steering wheel control plug
Alfa Romeo 147 steering wheel control plug

to your original car’s steering wheel control plug. Then study steering wheel control like following. Following is about steering wheel learning instructions:

a. Turn on device,enter into main menu,as picture 1 showed.Touch and slide to the left to enter into system menu,as picture 2 showed.

Alfa Romeo 147 radio
Alfa Romeo 147 radio

b. click and slide to the left,click steering icon to enter into steering wheel learning menu,as picture 3 showed,click “start” icon to start learning,as picture 4 showed.

Alfa Romeo 147 radio
Alfa Romeo 147 radio

c. click “volume + ” icon,and then long press the vol+ key in the wheel of the car 1 second,and then the key will be learned success,as picture 5 showed.

Alfa Romeo 147 radio
Alfa Romeo 147 radio

d.  Use the same way to learn other keys. After all keys from the wheel of the car finished learning,click “learning” icon to save the data,as picture 6 showed.

How to mount Alfa Romeo 147 Radio
How to mount Alfa Romeo 147 Radio

e. Until now,all keys are finished learning,as picture 7 showed.

How to mount Alfa Romeo 147 Radio
How to mount Alfa Romeo 147 Radio

 

After the steering wheel control learning finished, then your original car’s steering wheel buttons will work.

If the steering wheel control still can’t work, then it is the problem of your original car’s steering wheel control cables. Maybe the steering wheel control PIN of your original car’s steering wheel control plug is different from our steering wheel control plug. Please find out your original car’s steering wheel control cables: 2 steering wheel control wires and 1 steering wheel GND wire. Please connect these 3 wires to our 3 steering wheel control wires which is on the steering wheel control plug. You can see that these 2 green wires is steering wheel control wires, and the white wire is steering wheel GND wire. After you connect these 3 wires well, your original car’s steering wheel buttons will work 100% perfectly.

This is all about how to mount Alfa Romeo 147 Radio. For more information,please visit http://www.seicane.com/alfa-romeo-147-dvd-player-with-gps-navigation-radio-bluetooth-ipod-srd-8805  This is really a wonderful Alfa Romeo 147 Radio for you and your family.If you have any quesitons about this Radio insallation,please contact us or please chat online with us.Hope we can give you a help about mounting your Alfa Romeo 147 Radio. Hope you will think that the Alfa Romeo 147 Radio update is very easy after you read this article.These are all our experience. Hope they are useful to you.

BMW 1 Series E88 DVD Player

Today we will introduce one special BMW 1 Series E88 DVD Player gps navigation for you.If your car is BMW 1 Series E88 Convertibl and the year is 2004 Onwards,and your BMW also has automatic air-conditioner+heated seat,then this is the dvd player you just want.It can fit to your car perfectly.It can combined with your original car perfectly.Keep your steering wheel control works as original.No need to cut your original power cable, Simple installation.So excellent!Isn’t it?

BMW 1 Series E88 DVD Player

This BMW 1 Series E88 DVD Player can not only fit to BMW E88 1 Series  (2004 Onwards) Convertibl,but also can fit to BMW E81 1 Series  (2004 Onwards) Door Hatchback and BMW E82 1 Series  (2004 Onwards) Coupe if your BMW has automatic air-conditioner+heated seat,this dvd player can all fit to perfect.If you are not sure about this,you can contact us online or send us an email.We will help you confirm whether it is fit to your car in 24 hours.

Following let’s see what are the main function of this BMW 1 Series E88 DVD Player.First it has the function of gps navigation.It is the most important function of a dvd player.The chipset of this gps navigation system is SIRF STAR 3,Sumsung 400Mhz,and the Frequency is 1.575GHz. The Channel number is 20channels.And this gps navigation system can start quickly.The Hot start time is average 2s,the Warm start time is average 31s,the Cold start time is average 32s.It can support MP3/PCM/WMA audio type,ASF/AVI/WMV/DIVX video type,and the Re-catching time is average 0.1s.The Power specification is DV 12V, current<500mA.With this gps navigation system,you can go anywhere you want to go.

Second,this BMW 1 Series E88 DVD Player has the function of Disc Play.This is also an important function and can give the drivers more entertainment.Compatible with DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+R/DVD+RW/CR-R/CD-RW/CD-DA/MP3/WMA/HDCD/SVCD/VCD/MPEG/JPEG etc.The Video output range of DVD function is 1+10.2Vp-p(75Ω),and the Disc spec is diameter 12cm disc.And the touch screen is 6.2 inch 800*480 digital high definition TFT LCD touch screen.It also support mini USB and SD card.Support DIVX/MPEG/DAT/MOV/VCD/XVID/MP3/MP4/WMA/JPEG etc.

Other main functions:AUX In Support,IPOD Support.And it also has Built in analog TV. We also can provide the Built in digital TV as options.About digital TV,you can select ATSC-MH,DVB-T,or I-SDB-T according to your country.This BMW 1 Series E88 DVD Player also can support rear camera input,automatically switch to rear camera when revese the car.

About the wireless bluetooth function,this BMW 1 Series E88 DVD Player has Build in Bluetooth for hand free (Coming Tel No. display function & Call out directly by touch screen).And it also has Build in Bluetooth music,play music in your phone via bluetooth, Support A2DP.You can connect your iphone to this device via bluetooth.Then you can call out via this device,you also can receive phone via this device.Most important,you can play your favorate songs in your iphone via wireless bluetooth.The Bluetooth chip is CSR car-mounted BC3.

This BMW 1 Series E88 DVD Player also has the function of radio.30 preset stations,5BAND*6.Support RDS.The FM/AM frequency is FM: 87.5MHz-108MHZ(Worldwide) AM: 522KHz-1620KHz(Worldwide).And it also provide the Radio area for you to choose.The Radio area are Europe,Japan,USA,Russia,China,Latin America.The Storage quantity is FM radio: 18channels AM radio: 12channels.And you can Search channal automatic or manual.You can listen to the channal you like.

BMW 1 Series E88 DVD Player also has many other functions: VideoPlayer,Ebook,Photo browser Support.Original Canbus system for steering wheel control.Real time clock function.Night Mode support.Close display and enjoy music in the background,protect you for driving at night.Dual zone function support.Enjoy music while using GPS.We also provide the digital TV,TMC,2GB sd card and map,Special camera for BMW as optional functions.

At last,what is in the package of this BMW 1 Series E88 DVD Player?English User’s Manual,Remote Controller (Battery inside),RCA Cable,iPod Cable,USB Cable,GPS Antenna,Radio Cable,touch pen,Canbus Box.If you are interested in this product,please visit the link: http://www.seicane.com/car-dvd-player-for-bmw-1-series-e88-automatic-air-conditioner-with-gps-radio-tv-bluetooth-srd-8820-2 And place order directly.Don’t forget,we also provide 1 year warranty for you.Shop now!