Asus Eee PC 900A connected to this Volvo

by Mark R

This device on this car is probably the future of auto security as we know it.

Someone has gone to the trouble of installing an Eee PC 900A into the dash of this Volvo, and has gone to even more trouble to make the computer part of the automobile’s systems.

Not only does it have two pressure sesnors for boost and vacuum, but the computer displays the RPM, O2, and the exhaust directly. By the way, the user enters in a PIN number in order to start it.

I have included a video of it that you can see after the jump. Granted, the camera movement is shaky, and the narration reminds me of the show Dexter, but I like what he has done here.

In fact, I take back the Dexter comment, as you are no serial killer, but a complete genius. I think we all know that a PIN number could really do a lot to prevent car theft.

However, in the photo, it appears to be a woman doing some sort of strip tease. That is probably going to lead to an accident.

Well, we all know that cars and computers are going to get more and more “in tune” with each other. This particular DIY device is definitely the way to go, and I hope not to hear about any “surfing the net while driving” accidents.

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Gadget Thumbnails for 03-Sep-2010 » Coolest Gadgets Says: September 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm

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eXcite iNews Says: September 4, 2010 at 1:16 am

Which operating system is installed on this computer?

hukiworld Says: September 4, 2010 at 11:23 am

Not impressed. You think I will pay hundreds to bother with a pin if I already have my keys? So now not ONLY do I need a key to drive but also NEED to remember my pin to start my OWN freakin vehicle too! Are you kidding me? Not for nothing but WHO GIVES A RAT’S ASS! That’s what car insurance is for. If my car gets stolen, hey, I get a new car after my insurance pays me- woohoo new car! I am all for new advances in technology and making things green but if it’s going to add to my stress levels and have an additional pin or code or password to remember, no thanks- like I need to add another pin or password to my tons of ones I use daily in this day and age.

Now if this gadget started my car by voice command and did voice recognition from outside my car to open door for me and start car, that might be cool but looks very out-dated for 2010 gadget. I wouldn’t buy it if it cost $25 to cause me more stress. I’ll wait till a voice activated version is out and does more than theft protection because I’d rather have my car stolen and have a good excuse to get a new car without having to cough up the money lmfao!

Chuck G Says: September 5, 2010 at 8:49 am

Tm sure the person who commented is prob. like 60 and doesn’t understand the “stupid” concept of 2 factor authentication. You use this concept to get into an ATM. With their logic, your bank card should get you directly into the bank account without a pin and if it gets stolen then the bank will pay you back, which is better than just securing it with a 4 digit pin that you use everyday, and you will most likely apply without even thinking about it.

Chuck G Says: September 5, 2010 at 8:50 am

O, sorry haha I thought the idea is so great its almost weird that no one else has thought of it.

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