Ghostriding the Whip? There's an App for That

iPhones and cars go together like frat boys and the Clap. We’ve already seen iPhone apps that let you track your car’s performance; an app that lets you remotely start your car; and the cool Zipcar app that’ll honk your rental’s horn so you can find it in the lot. And of course there’s a ton of racing games that make use of the device’s accelerometers to allow you to turn, gas and brake simply by twisting and dipping the iPhone in your hands. Now a couple of guys from Waterloo Labs have taken that idea to the next logical level and have created an iPhone-controlled Oldsmobile.
Stripping out the tactile controls of something like a Porsche or Miata and replacing them with a video game controller might seem like sacrilege and would more likely incur the wrath of the Hoonigans than their admiration. But an Olds 98 was like driving a marshmallow to begin with, so we guess that’s alright.
Some folks like knowing how the magic trick is done, and if you’re wondering how they made an Olds respond to an iPhone, there’s a video for that too.
Hat tip to Dr. Danger for finding an app for this post.
Source: [Waterloo Labs via TUAW]


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