Xperia Phones Used to Drive Automated Cars on Real Life Reckless Racing Track

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  1. WoZzY

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    [h=1]Xperia Phones Used to Drive Automated Cars on Real Life Reckless Racing Track[/h]
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    We talked plenty about Sony’s Xperia line of phones over the past couple months, the Xperia P and U, Xperia S, Xperia Ion, Xperia Play2 and the Hayabusa(?). Now, it’s time to see what the Xperia name can really do… on the racetrack. The Reckless Racing 2 racetrack. In real life even!
    The crazy people behind the Xperia Studio have taken a couple of MGF cars and completely automated them to be driven entirely by the physical buttons of the Xperia Play and the touchscreen of the Xperia S. I don’t suspect this is anything that you think about when shopping for a smart phone, let alone will attempt to do, but it’s pretty bad-ass nonetheless. What you are about to see is a couple of grown men playing with some seriously cool toys. Check out the video below and let us know what you think.
    If you want to see more on this Xperia Studio experiment and others, be sure to hit up the source link.













    source: Xperia Studio
    via: Xperia Blog
     
  2. MissionImprobable

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    Psssh, James Bond has been doing this for about a decade with his Nokia =p

    This is pretty cool, though, and I would imagine that with a newer car that uses fully-integrated electronic shifting that you could setup a system like this that piggy-backs on the built-in cpu. Not sure what the practical applications would be, but I'm sure there are a few.