I found out today that in about 4 weeks, I will be the proud recipient of
on my license plate! So, with that, I realized that I must have a computer in the car. I have started to assemble what I beleive to be a real system, and not some cobbled together kludge that I see so often. I plan on using a real industrial embedded machine with an instance of XP Embedded. I was able to source a PC/104 module that has both GPS and GPRS. This will make the install much simplier.
And like any good geek, I will be sure to share the end results!