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You normally have to spring for higher-end cars to get semi-autonomous features that could save your hide, but Volkswagen is aiming to make them relatively commonplace. The automaker has started shipping its 2016 model line, and most of it will at least make crash avoidance features an option, if...

July 29th 2015 at 9:55pm 0 Comments
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We've seen the Pleo get shredded, overtaken by a Wii wand, and generally mocked for its status as a perennially endangered species. With no dignity left to protect, its makers have decided they might as well kick out an SDK, or PDK in this case, to let the great unwashed masses have their way with...

August 28th 2009 at 1:29pm 0 Comments
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Looking to collect a little acceleration / braking data on the cheap? Even if you're just scouting alternative uses for that oh-so-handy Wiimote, a recent project from klee just may suit your fancy. A proud owner of a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta managed to rig up a Wiimote-based tracking system that gath...

July 31st 2007 at 3:48pm 0 Comments
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Inspired by last week's physics project, Volkswagen votary Kevin Lee conducted a Wii remote experiment of his own with his 2000 VW Jetta 2.0. Using the controller's accelerometers and a custom GlovePIE script, he was able to measure his steed's g-forces and 0-60 MPH acceleration time. Kevin also set...

July 30th 2007 at 1:35pm 0 Comments