Cell phones and cars have historically been a dangerous mix. But this idea was floored at last week's i-Stage event, where Mavizon Technologies walked away with first place and $40,000 to develop the AutoBot (no, not that Autobot in your mind), a smartphone application that allows drivers to control a number of car functions with the touch of a button.
Autobot is nothing but a small piece of hardware mated to your car and syncs up to an Internet-based account, which you can access via a smartphone application. The device is capable of doing things such as sending an SMS when the car leaves a specific boundary or messaging friends and family when the driver meets with an accident. Moreover, AutoBot will allow the driver to lock and unlock doors, control window settings, start the car, locate the car if it gets stolen, and even check engine functions and get tips on saving money.
The most amazing thing is that it works in all vehicles with an OBD-ll port (1996 or later).Read More »from Now, Control Your Car Using A Cellphone