Think that your car is cool because it has a built-in iPod jack? How about a car that can be controlled by your iPod?
Car geek Dave Phipps has managed to hook up a restored 1969 Pontiac GTO to his iPod touch, allowing him to connect the device with both the car's own electronics and multiple servo motors to control everything in the car from the alarm to the door locks to the convertible roof to even the car's ignition. All thorough the iPod.
Phipps uses a combination of radio-connections on the car and a networking tool called RedEye which lets him turn the car into what is more or less a car-wide Wi-Fi network. This allows Phipps to connect through a normal Wi-Fi connection and control the various motors.
This isn't a simple hack, however. Phipps pulled the car from the scrap heap more than two decades ago and custom wired all of the electronics. At various times, the car was controlled though a key fob, a mobile phone, a bluetooth headset and now an iPod touch.
Sure beats the heck out of a custom stereo connector.
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