View Full Version : Conrod - the Connected App Platform for VW, Audi & VW Group Cars

23-06-2015, 10:11 PM
After nearly 6 months of development we are proud to announce that Conrod, our connected app platform for VW Group cars, is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/conrod/conrod-apps-for-your-car/)


Conrod is a hardware device that connects into the CAN Gateway of most recent VW, Audi, and other VAG models and provides a platform for you to run a huge range of custom applications directly in your car.

Conrod can display data on most single-colour white and red full-height MFDs (including Mk5 and Mk6 Golf and their related models), so you can display temperatures, A/F ratios, boost levels and the like - pretty much anything you can display using an AutoPolar FIS or VCDS running on a laptop.


If you don't have a compatible MFD, or want to upgrade to a better display, Conrod has an optional 3.2" full colour LCD that can be installed using any GoPro-compatible mount, or inserted into a custom fascia to integrate directly into the dash of Mk5 and Mk6 Golfs.


Yet Conrod isn't just a data display device - it's more like a smartphone for your car. It has a cellular data connection so you can track your car over the internet, roll up the windows from your iPhone or display Tweets on your MFD. You can configure Conrod to mute the radio over a certain speed, or beep the horn every time you press a steering wheel button.

You can even write your own apps - from a simple logic-based application right through to custom firmware running on our Arduino-compatible chipset - or download third parts apps from the Conrod App Store.


Conrod starts from $249 without the additional 3.2" Display, or $625 with the Display. Orders are open now on Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/conrod/conrod-apps-for-your-car/), with deliveries expected by December 2015.

For more details please check out our website at getrod.com, (http://getrod.com) or just ask us here!

Darkhorse Developments
25-06-2015, 05:53 AM
Awesome product.

26-06-2015, 12:40 AM
Thanks Pete! We can't wait to get up to Brisbane with a couple of early build Conrod devices for you to play with!