For The Technophile : AutoWave Bluetooth Cars

Sep 26, 2012 1 Comment by

Just when we thought that our smart phones couldn’t get any smarter, along comes AutoWave, with a new app for your iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, or just about any portable wireless device. No, the app won’t help you locate sushi or organize your Springsteen bootlegs; this one uses Bluetooth to control a 1:43 car. Really. Once installed, the AutoWave application will motivate a motorized Fiat 500 – at a decent clip, we might add – across the smooth surface of your choice. This car itself has good scaling, great paint, working head and taillights, and accurate trim replication, right down to the rubberized (and hence smash-proof) side mirrors. Driving the thing is fun; the touch-screen interface features inputs for a three speed trans, and tilt-to-drive speed and steering controls (or a virtual joystick) to keep the little Cinquecento reined in and pointed where you want it. Next up from AutoWave are a Ford Mustang Boss 302, and an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. Prepare to get absolutely nothing done at your desk for a while. You have been warned.

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I have been a car guy since my early teens. From managing a performance center on Long Island NY to being a partner of the world’s largest traveling global car show series; my career path has taken me on an exciting journey. I have consulted for MTV, McDonalds, Turtle Wax, Dodge and other high profile companies and have been published in multiple automotive journals. Alpha Penguin Publishing recruited me to co-author “The Complete Idiots Guide to Customizing Your Ride” for which one of my cars graces the cover. My diecast addiction began about 12 years back. My girlfriend at the time knew I was saving for a Mustang Cobra. She thought it would be humorous and purchased a diecast version to hold me over for a while. What was an initial joke struck a chord because I was fascinated with how Hot Wheels could make such a cool replica for a buck. The next time we went shopping I stopped in the toy aisle and ended up purchasing additional Hot Wheels and a few Jada vehicles. Well you all know the story from here; one shelf led to a book case. The book case quickly became an apartment filled with hundreds of HotWheels, Jada and other 1:64th scale replicas. Next came my introduction to 1:24th and 1:18th scale die cast and twelve years later I am the proud owner of a collection that is displayed in a 2000sq foot facility with a current count of over 12 thousand unique pieces. My then girlfriend, now wife, has a lot of patience for my hobby and my two little girls enjoy it with us too. Today I find myself fascinated with all scales and all models of customized vehicles. From tuners to rat rods, lead sleds to pro street drag. I do have an appreciation for the well delivered OEM vehicles as well. Most of all I enjoy the hunt to complete a set or series of vehicles. I look forward to being a part of DieCast X Magazine and helping to strengthen, grow and deliver our hobby to people who do not know how rewarding it is to an individual and a family.

One Response to “For The Technophile : AutoWave Bluetooth Cars”

  1. Damian says:

    Hi how can I get this

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