Posts by the autoplug team: Avinash Rajput, Sunil Sadasivan, Rahul Mangharam, Sanket Doshi, Kevin Conley

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Car Hackers

Interesting article about auto enthusiasts hacking their car's electronics in different ways

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Google Wave Invite Selling for $70 on eBay

Wave - the 'new' way to email is just being released tonight. People are already dying to get invites. The item has already attracted 19 bids, pushing the price up to $70 (there are two days left on the auction). [via Mashable]

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New LCD dashboard designs for 2011+ models

Photo credit: Audi

Audi e-tron

Befitting a concept, the cabin uses a futuristic design, such as cameras and screens instead of rearview mirrors. Because of its electric power train, the instrument cluster is simplified, with analog speedometer, analog power consumption, and a screen that can show a variety of information. The electronics are designed to communicate with external infrastructure to take into account traffic and stop lights when computing the most efficient routes.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


The number 4 iPhone app from the list in the previous blog entry was an app called RepairPal. is a really cool website that gives you estimates for car repairs and helps you find a good shop to visit to get your car fixed.

One of the neater features of their website is called MyCar ( You can register your car with the website to get email alerts about service reminders, safety alerts, and vehicle recalls.

That sounds a lot like what AutoPlug will enable car owners to do. Of course, AutoPlug should provide more accurate time estimates since it taps right into the sensors of your car, instead of basing its reminders on an average time to wait before servicing your vehicle.