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Geek My Ride

Sat, Jan 23rd 2010: Wellington, New Zealand:

Some modern cars pack more processing power in their in-car entertainment system than the space shuttle does in its entire flight management system, and some of the things recent cars can do are pretty nifty. The electronics in a modern car is typically treated as an inscrutable black box but it's actually quite easy to connect a laptop up to most cars and see what is going on behind the scenes. In this talk Jonathan provides an introduction to the current state-of-the-art in vehicle electronics and shows how he has modified his RX-8 with Linux-based data logging, full-time Internet connectivity, and other gadgets.