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Driving a car with an iPhone

Postby Egaladeist » Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:19 am

Driving a car with an iPhone. A freaking car. For reals.

John Boiles, who earlier this year showed us how to control an RC car using an iPod's internal accelerometer (and also how to control the lights on a dance floor in more or less the same way), is a member of Austin, TX, based engineering collective Waterloo Labs, who have up-gunned his iPod technology to control steering, brakes, and acceleration on a full-size automobile. Definitely not the safest hack I've ever blogged, but probably the most impressive. Great work, lady and gents. [Thanks, John!]



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Re: Driving a car with an iPhone

Postby rapier57 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:31 am

Stinkin' iPhones are just soooooooo kewel!
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Re: Driving a car with an iPhone

Postby Aspman » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:11 am

Yeah great until Jobs sues the guy who makes the app and you for using it and then you're stranded in the middle of nowhere.
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Re: Driving a car with an iPhone

Postby giantmonster » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:55 am

Thats awsome... controlling a car with an iphone.....I wish i have the technology....
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Re: Driving a car with an iPhone

Postby rapier57 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:44 am

Let 'em try to do that with a Google phone. There isn't enough app space to put that kind of app on it.
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Re: Driving a car with an iPhone

Postby sahail » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:34 pm

For a second there I thought this was about actually making a call while driving
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