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Blind Spot Detection System by AutoI at SEMA 2010

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.

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Open Source Vehicle by Local Motors at SEMA 2010

Open Source Vehicle by Local Motors at SEMA 2010

Local Motors is 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.

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[Review] MiniTouch 700 7″ TouchScreen Monitor

[Review] MiniTouch 700 7″ TouchScreen Monitor

The Mini Touch 700 should definitely be considered when searching for a new 7″ VGA display. This new screen packs in most all of the features found on Xenarc and Lilliput units, and goes a step above by ensuring that 800×480 native resolution is available without hassle.

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[Review] Apple iPad in custom Ford Fiesta dash

Sean Clark, from mp3Car, takes a look at the 2011 Ford Fiesta at the Ford booth at SEMA 2010 before the show starts. We find an iPad embedded in the dash, relocated HVAC controls, and relocated USB, AUX, and DC output jacks. This Fiesta also sports custom paint, tires, and some beautiful fabrication work, housing […]

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[Review] Convert After Market Radio to CarPuter

Sean Clark from mp3Car gets a preview of the Directus telematics box. This box will overtake your after-market OR OEM radio’s nav port and give it a new UI that will extend your basic Nav’s functionality. By using this box you actually get to read your SD card, browse the file system, play all kinds of files, see your backup camera, use radar, USB and tons of other accessories that your normal radio would not know how to work with.

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MeeGo front-end review on a carputer at AFK Fest 2010

MeeGo for CarPuters (Car Computers) was just released a few weeks ago. The platform has an excellent boot time. Users are looking forward to the development of this open source car computer front-end platform.

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Mp3Car High Brightness Monitors Comparison

Mp3Car High Brightness Monitors Comparison

The two new Lilliput high brightness models are noticeably brighter in all lighting conditions than the standard Lilliput 669. Reflection on the standard Lilliput 669 is slightly higher. The new Lilliput models offer nice improvements over the standard Lilliput 669 for their respective prices. The Inelmatic monitor is noticeably brighter than all compared monitors in […]

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[REVIEW] Lilliput 669HB TouchScreen Monitor

[REVIEW] Lilliput 669HB TouchScreen Monitor

What is it? The Lilliput 669HB is the latest version of the 669 series. It offers all of the benefits of the 669GL (reviewed here), with the added function of a high-brightness display. See the Lilliput 669HB specifications here. What’s in the box? As with most of the Lilliput touchscreen devices out there, the box […]

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Shotgun! Front-end demo at AFK Fest 2010

Colin, the co-creator of Shotgun! front-end gives a demo of the software. Shotgun! was created with the beginner carputer hobbyist in mind. It is designed to be intuitive to use as well as easily to install and configure. Features include navigation, XM radio, internet, etc.

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Review of this year Car Entertainment Systems

Justin Domnitz (from Mp3Car.com) explains what is new this year in car computing. He explains what Ford Sync and My Ford Touch are doing for the car computer market. He doesn’t just talk bout ford though, he goes into other companies and how the major OEMs are starting to put car computers in their main stream vehicles.

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