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  1. Stay classy, gadget-heads: This week's new products are gamechangers

    by , 02-18-2011 at 12:47 PM

    Updated 02-21-2011 at 04:01 PM by ChasPhillips

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  2. Audi Unveils 'connect' Networking System

    by , 02-15-2011 at 11:34 AM

    Audi announces plans to brand their networking enabled in-vehicle technology as "Audi Connect." Some of this technology is already available in new Audi vehicles including voice recognition commands for navigation, telephone functions, and an optional UMTS module that links the vehicle to the Internet. Up to 8 mobile devices can connect to the internet via the car with the W-LAN hotspot.

    In the near future, Audi Connect will allow expanded voice command controls and the ability to find destinations via Google. Plans are also in the works to allow drivers to use Google Street View in Europe, with the North American market to receive this feature a bit later. Drivers can view destinations from pedestrian viewpoints and pan 360 degrees to help create situational awareness before arriving.

    Further into the future, Audi plans to experiment with vehicle to vehicle communication for more efficient traffic handling and to help with crash avoidance. Audi claims CO2 emissions can be reduced by up to 1/5 if the computer is able to help control the vehicle in heavily trafficked areas.

    Read More at Translogic.
  3. Holy Guacamole: Mp3Carís new products are about to make your day/week/year

    by , 02-11-2011 at 04:31 PM

    Updated 02-15-2011 at 03:14 PM by ChasPhillips

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  4. Tech Find: Arduino-powered Jeep Wrangler Controls Many Vehicle Systems

    by , 02-10-2011 at 01:18 PM

    Ed's Jeep Wrangler is specially outfitted with two Arduino boards, one running the "Jeeputer" in a custom fabricated, roof-mounted console, and one running the ignition system of the vehicle. Ed can enter a code into the console-installed keypad and switch the vehicle on. Then, he can use the Jeeputer to start the engine. The Jeeputer controls everything from interior and exterior lights, to Ed's CB radio, navigation device, power inverter, and scanner. The Jeeputer runs a series of relays for aftermarket device control and obtains and interprets data from temperature sensors and photosensors.

    Read More on the EdsJunk Blog.

    Updated 02-10-2011 at 11:27 PM by optikalefx

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  5. Save The Date: AFKFest 2011 is September 24

    by , 02-07-2011 at 12:16 PM

    Mp3Car is hosting another one-of-a-kind show September 24, in Baltimore, Maryland. Come join computer hackers, car enthusiasts, techies, and audiophiles in a day of informative talks, car computer install presentations, socializing and innovating. In the morning, enjoy a free interactive speaker series on various topics on mobile computing.

    This year's AFKFest will be at Betascape 2011, an event made to showcase innovative technology through a series of exhibits, workshops, and social events. Now our forum member vehicles will join forces with the likes of all types of cutting edge, experimental, and interactive technology. Come for the weekend and check out this fun-filled and informative event.

    Where to stay? Mp3Car Recommends these hotels:

    Pier 5 Hotel

    Celie's Waterfront Inn

    Admiral Fell Inn

    Fairfield Inn & Suites Baltimore

    Courtyard Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor

    Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

    What to bring?

    ∑ Your car to enter the contest. Register with mp3Car first as space is limited for display vehicles

    ∑ A camera

    ∑ A friend

    ∑ A good appetite for innovation

    ∑ A good appetite.


    9:30am. Reception. This event will be held at the Cyclops Bookstore & Art Gallery, 30 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218. Enjoy a light & complementary continental breakfast. Juice, coffee, bagels, fruit, etc.

    10:00am. Speaker Series. This event will be held at the Cyclops Bookstore & Art Gallery, 30 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218. Space for the speaker series is limited to 100. Tickets are free. Get your ticket early.

    Noon-5pm - Open schedule. Show off your car or attend the betascape events.

    5:00pm-7:00 Vehicle Showcase. This event will be held in the parking lot behind 120 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218. This year, space is limited to roughly 15 vehicles. If you'd like to showecase your vehicle, please PM jensen2000 on the mp3Car forums for registration details. People's Choice Award will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the "Most Techie & Innovative" vehicle. The Maryland Film Festival will be held in the same location

    Live music and street vendors will also be at Betascape-- come hungry!

    7:00pm-10:30 PM- Station North Block Party

    Updated 09-19-2011 at 03:15 PM by Jensen2000

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