Energy & Sustainability

Sam shows you how to install a remote control/tracking system (MFC) in your ride, he writes –

…the Subaru WRX we showed at the Maker Faire features a remote tracking and control system. With this system you can:

  • Log in from anywhere in the world and see where the car is
  • See engine status, RPMs, speed, GPS info, and a bunch of other stats
  • See history of location and statistics
  • Unlock or lock the doors
  • Start or stop the engine
  • Cut power to the fuel pump
  • Control Windows, etc.

It doesn’t take much imagination to figure out the possibilities. Imagine a script that checks for upcoming appointments in your computer’s calendar. 15 minutes before you leave for the appointment, your script logs in, finds your car’s location and pulls the weather for the area. If the temperature is below 40 degrees, the script will send the commands to start your car. You get in 15 minutes later and everything is warm and toasty!

DIY:happy » How to Install a Remote Control/Tracking System (MFC) in Your Ride –Link.


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