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Austin Engineers Combine the Auto With Mobile Technology

By: Rhonda Knott - Published: • References: waterloolabs and blogs.timeslive.co.za
A bunch of Austin-based engineers have produced the ultimate futuristic mobile application, using the iPhone as a remote control device to drive a car. These remote control-happy scientists prefer to live dangerously by testing their mobile technology invention from the roof of the car they are driving.

Using motion sensors on the handset to send signals to the car instrumentation, John Boiles and his colleagues at Waterloo Labs rig wrenches to drive the car forward, and chains to steer the car as the iPhone sliders are moved up or down or the phone is twisted.

Their successful attempt to combine the common auto with mobile technology does not go unappreciated, the missing link would be an iPhone controlled pizza delivery robot friend.