Motorola Set To Launch Phone Controlled (NAS)CAR
Feb 22, 2006, 1:53 PM by (staff)
The FCC today approved a set of accessories for Motorola that reveals plans to launch a set of remote controlled cars in cooperation with Nikko. Chances are Motorola will use this opportunity to further tie in Nextel's NASCAR sponsorship to iDen handsets. The approval was for a Zigbee dongle that can either plug into a traditional looking RC vehicle remote or into the accessory port of an iDen phone. Either the dual-joystick remote or a Java application on an iDen handset (specifically an i850), can then be used to control a Zigbee-enabled RC car. Each "Wireless Wheels" set will include a dongle, remote and car. This is not the first phone-controlled RC car. A few years ago, Sony Ericsson sold a Bluetooth car that could be controlled from any of their Bluetooth-enabled phones.
technology is cool but............
does it have to be taken this far.
i'm a techie guy and i like defeating the machine and taking my electronics to the furthest they can go, BUT WHY IN THE HELL WOULD I RUSH TO BUY A BLUETOOTH OR "WIRELESS WHEELS" PACK TO CONTROLL MY DAMN RC?!?!?!
it cool for showoff but seriously on my way out the door why would i grab my rc but not my remote just because i can use my phone for its remote.
this must be a gimmick to get all the hillbilly nascar fans up to date with technology.
Sony Ericsson was selling this 3 years ago.
You can find them on ebay. They will only work with SE phones though.
Yeah, that's kinda what the article said about it not being the first of its kind. I actually have one of the SE cars and it was rea...