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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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Audi TT Concept Car that Autonomously Drives Itself

At SEMA 2010 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.

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2011 Ford ‘Digital’ Fiesta Overview at SEMA 2010

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.

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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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Control Carputer Winamp with iDevice (Review at AFK Fest 2010)

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.

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MeeGo IVI 1.0 Front-End Release

The MeeGo IVI software platform is designed to enable rich internet and multimedia consumer experiences for vehicles. MeeGo IVI builds on the foundation laid by Moblin IVI for rich multimedia, CE device management, internet, and automotive connectivity.

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Paul’s Internet Connected Volvo Review at AFK Fest 2010

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.

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RevoSys X500 Dual Core 2DIN CarPuter (Car Computer)

Revosys X500 Core 2 Duo 2DIN CarPuter (Car Computer) System is COMES NOW WITH 3G MODEM BUILT-IN AND SUBWOOFER OUTPUT – Pure Performance Powerhouse! Intel Dual Core powered Double DIN PC with a 16:9 wide-screen 6.5 Inch LCD panel, 160GB hard drive, and built-in Bluetooth/GPS/WiFi. Additional video monitor output for displaying separate HDTV content on rear-headrest LCD screens. The X500 has maximum compatibility with CENTRAFUSE FrontEnd.

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