Latest in Bluetooth

Image credit:

Connect2Car controls your ride via Bluetooth

Darren Murph
07.24.06
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

If you can't roll down your windows with your smartphone, you need to get with the program, son. Connect2Car, a system that integrates a multi-function controller (MFC) into your ride, allows you to do some pretty fly things with just about any Bluetooth-enabled device. By utilizing SoftDash, a proprietary software module, your portable machine gives instructions via BT (or serial cable) that operate all sorts of components such as the windows, locks, engine, convertible top, solenoids, air-ride suspension (saywha?), stereo, and alarm. But if that weren't enough to keep you busy, you can get a real-time readout of your tachometer on your PDA / smartphone while driving, which is rather unnecessary unless the dash gauge is broken. The installation is fairly straight-forward: just install the MFC in your vehicle, program SoftDash for your specific model, and pair up your BT device to get your whip in gear -- or just play with the hydraulic system at a traffic light. So if the factory controls on your car just aren't exhilarating enough, or if this system is way cheaper than replacing that trunk actuator, you can get your ride MFC-equipped for $399.99 to $849.99, depending on options.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Batman comes to 'Fortnite' along with Catwoman and Gotham City

Batman comes to 'Fortnite' along with Catwoman and Gotham City

View
Hitting the Books: Searching for ancient cities from space

Hitting the Books: Searching for ancient cities from space

View
The Morning After: Taking a look inside the iPhone 11 Pro Max

The Morning After: Taking a look inside the iPhone 11 Pro Max

View
Ask Engadget: How can I improve my rural internet?

Ask Engadget: How can I improve my rural internet?

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr