Thursday Fun Video: iPhone Remote Control... For Your Car!

Z. O. M. F. G. And Dieter just wanted to control little lego robots. Humph. This here GeekMyRide so much closer to Skynet and the Matrix and Cylons... and to think our little iPhone will be the elegant, buttery-interfaced controlled to our post-apocalyptic machine overloads. Sweet.

The car's webserver provides a password-protected web interface optimised for full-screen display on an iPod Touch or iPhone running the SOPODS full screen web browser. The web interface has three screens: 1) Control, which provides a top-down view of the car with buttons for start, stop, lock, unlock, accessory power, and boot release; 2) Telemetry, which displays real-time data acquired from the engine management system such as RPM, vehicle speed, coolant temperature, throttle position, etc; and 3) Location, which uses a Google Maps mashup to display the current location of the vehicle on a map using current GPS data.


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Thursday Fun Video: iPhone Remote Control... For Your Car!


This is neat, especially if you've watched Joss Whedon's Dr Horrible given that Dr. Horrible uses an iPhone to control a car remotely. I wonder if this guy got the idea from that?

I remember watching T3 and thinking how BS it was that the chick terminator could control cars electronically.
Now... not so much.

thanks. All of the other videos out there don't talk about how the connection is made.
The connection is what I am interested in, not seeing the windows go up and down.