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  1. AFK Fest 2010 - Control Carputer Winamp with iDevice

    by , 09-02-2010 at 03:12 PM

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    Rob Wray, from mp3Car, looks into a solution for controlling massive amounts of music on your carputer. One great feature of using winamp for your music system is that there is an iPhone app called iAmpRemote which allows you to control winamp via an AdHoc connection. So you just need your windows computer to broadcast a signal, have your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch connected to it, and now you have a wireless remote.

    Adriel's carputer screen is installed into a custom bezel over the factory dash, running from an opus computer.

    Updated 09-02-2010 at 03:14 PM by optikalefx

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  2. AFK Fest 2010 - Paul's Internet Connected Volvo

    by , 09-01-2010 at 03:25 PM

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    Rob Wray, from mp3Car, takes a closer look at forum member PaulF's Volvo S60. He vehicle was one of the most 'teched out' at this year's AFKFest 2010.

    One of the main features of his car is the SheevaPlug, which runs 24/7 on an optima battery next to his standard carputer. The SheevaPlug acts as a webserver with a custom Centrafuse app that interacts with it. From the internet, he can turn his lights on, roll up or down his windows, start up his standard computer, and even hit play on his favorite song before he reaches the vehicle. He can even text message his vehicle to do many of these same actions.

    Checkout Parts 2 and 3 below

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    Updated 10-13-2010 at 02:26 AM by optikalefx

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  3. AFK Fest 2010 - Steve's Custom Delorean

    by , 08-27-2010 at 04:02 PM

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    Rob Wray, from mp3Car, talks with Steve about his Delorean. He was a great last minute and unexpected surprise at this year's AFKFest. This car is nicely restored and fully customized from the lights to the wheels and body.

    Steve fabricated the headlights and front facade of the car himself as the original parts had either been damaged or weren't to his liking. The gull-wing doors aren't the only cool feature though. The car has a built in touch screen and a 3 port USB hub built into the console. The computer is a laptop installed in the back of the vehicle.

    Steve's Delorean won 4th prize for best install this year.
  4. AFK Fest 2010 - Marie-Jessique Ford F150

    by , 08-26-2010 at 02:34 PM

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    Rob Wray from mp3Car takes a look inside Marie-Jessique Gonzalez's Ford F150, the winner of AFK Fest 2010 best in show award.

    This truck is decked out with redundant power systems. In the event one battery fails, one of two other batteries will support the on board electronics.
    Marie also has a remote video system with her web cam enabling her to pull up her dash camera display from home.

    The next stage in the build for Marie is to install a servo motor on the dash cam to enable her to pan 360 degrees for remote video access.

    Updated 08-26-2010 at 03:44 PM by Heather

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  5. QNX Audio and Voice Recognition Technology in the Car (part 2)

    by , 06-30-2010 at 10:34 AM

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    At the 2010 Detroit Telematics Show, Scott from QNX explains why its not so simple to have audio and voice recognition in the car. There are a plethora of problems on both the receiving and sending end of a phone call that need to be dealt with their own algorithms.

    Here we focus on what QNX does to help receive the call.

    Updated 06-30-2010 at 10:38 AM by optikalefx

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