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Tag: Car

Mini Augmented Reality Ads Hit Newstands

Mini Augmented Reality Ads Hit Newstands
This amazing new advertisement for MINI uses augmented reality (AR) technology to create a truly interactive media piece out of a 2-dimensional magazine ad. Using AR tracking technology, as you hold the ad up to your computer’s webcam, you’ll see a 3-D model of a MINI Cabrio convertible that moves…

Rcrc Robot Car: No Transformer, Still a Robot in Disguise

Rcrc Robot Car: No Transformer, Still a Robot in Disguise
While I’d rather have a lifesize Optimus Prime, I might just have to settle for this R/C robot that can transform itself into a car, truck or tank. The RCRC Transforming Robot from AOK can go from ‘bot to vehicle with a quick flick of two joysticks on the included…
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R/C Rear Window Hand Flips Off Tailgaters

R/C Rear Window Hand Flips Off Tailgaters
Want to send a message to the driver that’s been glued to your bumper for the last 5 miles? Just hang this light-up hand on your car’s back window, and you can express your true feelings without getting physical. Available from Perpetual Kid, the remote-controlled electroluminescent sign ($40) can be…

Race Car USB Memory Card Reader has Flat Tires

Race Car USB Memory Card Reader has Flat Tires
Most of the USB memory card readers I come across are rather pedestrian. Conversely, this one is rather automotive. ElectroJoe’s Motor Maniac is a 16-in-1 memory card reader that looks like a (slightly deformed) little red race car. Now it’s anyone’s guess why the wheels are sticking out at a…

Mini E: Your Chance to Test Drive the Electric Mini Cooper

Mini E: Your Chance to Test Drive the Electric Mini Cooper
MINI today announced that they’ll be giving up to 500 test drivers the opportunity to test drive the new no-carbon footprint electric MINI E before it’s released. The diminutive 3-door MINI E is powered by a 100% electric motor (hybrids are for wusses), and still manages to go from 0…

Formula One Race Car USB Memory: Vroom, Vroom

Formula One Race Car USB Memory: Vroom, Vroom
Unlike a real race car, you really don’t want to see this one hit the wall and blow up in a fiery crash. That’s because this one could be holding all of your precious digital files. This 2GB USB memory stick is based (loosely) on on the body of a…

Dream Car 123: Electric Car Gets Pyramid Power

Dream Car 123: Electric Car Gets Pyramid Power
While this pyramid-shaped car might look pretty goofy, it’s actually an energy-efficient electric vehicle which laughs in the face of today’s gas guzzlers. And with gasoline costing upwards of $4 bucks a gallon these days, anything that runs on alternative energy seems like a welcome change. Created by Sugar Grove,…

Hack: Control an R/C Car With Your iPhone

Hack: Control an R/C Car With Your iPhone
A couple of young Czech whippersnappers have figured out how to use the iPhone’s accelerometer to control remote controlled cars. They say, “Controlling is very easy with the iPhone 3G. It has five buttons, four of them you can use for traditional driving and when you press the last one,…

Zero Gravity R/C Cars Will have You Climbing the Walls

Zero Gravity R/C Cars Will have You Climbing the Walls
Remote controlled race cars are pretty much a dime-a-dozen these days, so I’m always happy to come across one that’s a little left of center. Contrary to its name, the Air Hog Zero Gravity Micro R/C car does not defy gravity. However, the car does turn the world on its…

Freewheeler Speaker Looks Like a Tire, Priced Like a Car

Freewheeler Speaker Looks Like a Tire, Priced Like a Car
Nope, this isn’t some crazy whitewall tire for your car. It’s actually a high-end wireless outdoor speaker which can be rolled around anywhere you want. Designed by Ron Arad and Frances Pellisari for Austria’s Viteo, the Freewheeler produces high quality stereo sound indoors or out. The speaker measures in at…

Rear View Mirror Tvs Say to Hell With Other Drivers

Rear View Mirror Tvs Say to Hell With Other Drivers
When you’re driving down the road, why should you have to worry about those pesky cars behind you? Thanks to this alarming new trend on its way over from China, rear view mirrors will soon do away with the irritation of constantly checking for other cars behind your vehicle, and…

Papercraft Batmobile: the Dark Knight Gets His Car Back

Papercraft Batmobile: the Dark Knight Gets His Car Back
I don’t know if any of you heard, but there’s an itty bitty low-budget movie about some sort of winged superhero that just hit theaters this week, and maybe at least a few of you managed to go and see it. Sure, The Dark Knight may be getting Oscar-worthy reviews…

Vmod Lets You Take Your Media on the Road

Vmod Lets You Take Your Media on the Road
Want to take all of your digital media on the road? VMOD mounts inside your vehicle and lets you easily move all of your music, video, photos and other media to your car via a Wi-Fi connection. Simply register your VMOD with your home’s wireless network, then drag and drop…

Mini Cooper USB Memory Even Smaller Than the Real Thing

Mini Cooper USB Memory Even Smaller Than the Real Thing
If you thought the Mini Cooper was small enough already, get a load of these Mini Mini Cooper flash memory devices. The Mini drives are the latest wacky USB devices to hit the streets. Each one is a 1:48 scale replica of an actual Mini. And just like a real…

Car Hood Airbags Protect Pedestrians From Bad Drivers

Car Hood Airbags Protect Pedestrians From Bad Drivers
When I think of airbags, I picture them inside the car. But what if we equipped cars with outer airbags to protect pedestrians? That’s exactly what Toyoda Gosei (an offshoot of Toyota) has done with these prototypes: they’ve equipped cars with camera and radar sensors to detect pedestrians and (presumably)…

R/C Car Puts You in the Driver’S Seat

R/C Car Puts You in the Driver’S Seat
This cool new remote-controlled car puts you right in the heart of the action, thanks to a tiny wireless camera and a pair of POV goggles. The VTS (Vision Tracking System) R/C car uses a VGA resolution digital camera to transmit a real-time image from the driver’s perspective to a…
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