Okay, here's the deal: I'm moving from northern California to north-central Oregon next weekend, a 10-hour drive (without stops). I will be driving a 24' moving truck towing an auto transport with my car riding atop (not dragging along on the rear wheels). I have eight cats and they will be riding in the car like a giant kitty carrier, complete with litter box, food, water, all windows and vents opened as much as possible enough for ventilation, seats all folded down, back seats down to open up the trunk space for additional room and shade, large cushion for comfort, window blind, etc., driving from late afternoon/early evening when it's cool and driving straight on through the night into the early morning. This is something we've done before years ago.
However, this time, I won't have anyone following behind, as all of this (the packing, loading, driving, unloading, etc.) is being done entirely by me alone. I want to keep an eye on the cats and my car from time to time. I have a window/dash mount for the iPad and a window mount for my phone (EVO 4G on Android)- I normally just use my phone for navigation, etc. in my car. What I'd love to do is find a way to view streaming video from the phone's cam, while it's in the window mount in my car, using the iPad, which would be in the truck cab with me. The phone would allow me to not only see the inside of the car (and thus, kitties) but also what's behind me. Wirelessly would be great. Both devices will have lots of power from the vehicles' batteries. Also, we will be driving through rural areas where neither device will get cellular data service, but about 2/3 of the way will SE coverage for one or both devices.
I'm a Paramedic and professional emergency vehicle operator. Driving a moving truck is much the same as driving my International heavy duty ambulance. I'm accustomed to drivingand multi-tasking with rear-view cameras, sirens, system status computer, radios, emergency lights, environmental controls, and other stuff as part of the job, so this is nothing new to me. I just need something to function as a rear-view camera setup, if possible. I do have some wireless IP cams. I use them for home security and view them over the 'net with apps on the phone and iPad. These are AC units but I do have a cig lighter plug-in DC-to-AC inverter that should do the trick. They're capable of Ad-Hoc access. Perhaps I could use one of those and view from the iPad up in the front?
Does anyone have suggestions?
Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF