Sunday, November 8, 2009

I-Driver is here, drive your car via I-phone

Smartphones have come a long way these days. You can almost do any given task through a smartphone  whether its shoothing a video or surfing the internet  etc etc. Smartphone have the same kind of processing power and memory in comparison to the laptop 5yrs back. Now we have smartphone which have a 1ghz+ processor and upto 512MB system memory

We all know the iPhone from Apple is one of the biggest craze in the smartphone market. At a personal note, I m not a big fan of Apple products but the iPhone is a descent gadget.
There seems to be no limit to what our smartphones can do these days . 
Robotics Group of the Institute of Computer Science at the Freie Universit├Ąt in Berlin, Germany, have developed an application for the iphone called  I-Driver. Any guesses ? 
Actually they have developed/modified a car which they call the ‘Sprit of Berlin’ this car is equipped with an array of 3D sensors  a dashboard camera GPS, WiFi and other equipment which helps control the car.



 
The whole car can be controlled  right through the I-phone. The I-Driver application sends signals to the car to brake, accelerate and steer through WiFi. 
We can also see Live video stream on the I-phone touch screen and just navigate the car by looking at the screen.
Its like a real big R.C. car!

The car has a descent navigation range,  like you can think about navigating your car all way
from the car park to where you are standing. Isn't it cool!


If you want to know more visit  
http://robotics.mi.fu-berlin.de/pmwiki/pmwiki.php




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