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  1. Nokia QML Rapid Development - CES 2011

    by , 01-14-2011 at 04:02 PM

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    Sean Clark from mp3Car speaks with Justin from ICS, who has made a demo piece of software to highlight how easy it can be to develop QT apps. These apps are built using QML, which is specifically designed for creating user interfaces.

    Some of the really attractive features of this new QML is that it has great animated transitions and state changes built into the language. It can even give you that "flick to scroll - bounce at the end" feeling.

    Now, photoshop can be utilized to design these interfaces. This creates a method for rapid development where the designer creates the interface in photoshop and the programmer can then work with each photoshop object as a QML item.

    check out http://qt.nokia.com and http://www.ics.com/ for more details

    Updated 01-16-2011 at 05:34 PM by Fiberoptic

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  2. Open Source Vehicle by Local Motors - SEMA 2010

    by , 11-11-2010 at 12:28 PM

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    Sean Clark from mp3Car talks with Ariel from Local Motors, a company that is pioneering open source and community driven vehicles.

    Building these vehicles is a 4 step process. First is creation; where Local Motors will take input from the community for all of the parts that will combine to create the car. Next is the development stage where the vehicle is put through theoretical testing and different scenarios to make sure its safe. 3rd is build. Users can actually go to the micro factory in Arizona and help build their car in 6 days.

    Finally users can mod the vehicle with and "app store" of car parts. These parts are really easy to create because all the data for the car is open source.

    Updated 11-11-2010 at 02:08 PM by optikalefx

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  3. Blind Spot Detection System by AutoI - SEMA 2010

    by , 11-10-2010 at 10:45 AM

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    Sean Clark from mp3Car takes a look at the Blind Spot Detection System by AutoI. This system comes in 3 parts. The main unit, the sensors, and then alert bar. There are also optional mirror lights that can be attached to the system.

    What makes this product unique is that the sensors use ultrasound to detect cars between 15 to 20 meters away.

    Updated 11-11-2010 at 01:58 PM by optikalefx

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  4. Audi TTS Drives itself at SEMA 2010

    by , 11-05-2010 at 02:37 PM

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    On-Air Personality: Sean Clark Videographer: Mike Palotas

    Audi has come up with a really neat concept car that autonomously drives itself on intermediate road courses. The car has 5 antennas, 1 of which is for radio remote control, 2 for ground based GPS and 2 for satellite GPS. The ground GPS helps the car stay within mere centimeters of its path.

    Currently the car uses a pre-programmed path, and it needs the ground based GPS system. But they are working on a way so that the path isn't needed and it can make its own intelligent choices.

    There are 2 computers driving this thing, both core 2 duo machines. One is handling sensor data and the other is controlling the car.

    Updated 10-09-2011 at 06:04 PM by Jensen2000

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  5. 2011 Ford 'Digital' Fiesta Overview - SEMA 2010

    by , 11-05-2010 at 12:00 PM

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    Stephen Jenesen from mp3Car talks with Theresa from L&G. They have modified a 2011 Ford Fiesta to create what they call the "digial fiesta". It is an incorporation of a glossy red, circuit board-esque paint job along with some special hardware.

    This hardware happens to be an iPad, built right into the dash. In order to make room for this they have moved the HVAC up onto the ceiling.

    The goal of this car is bring the social media aspect of life into the vehicle.

    Updated 11-05-2010 at 12:44 PM by optikalefx

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