"IBM's alphaWorks team developed the TechMobile "to
demonstrate how IBM technologies can be used to create applications
that may soon dramatically transform everyday life, from enhancing
communications and increasing comforts to saving lives."
Included in the suite of cool apps that the team has
incorporated into the TechMobile are eye movement monitoring
functions, voice recognition, BlueTooth wireless connectivity,
wireless Web access via a cellular modem, the Linux operating
system, and Java-based middleware technologies which glue the
various system software components together.
Drivers and passengers can use voice commands to "read" email,
play music, and control vehicle functions such as the headlights,
door locks, open or close the car's windows, sound the horn, etc.
Commands can also be given from a console-mounted touch screen, or
from Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices such as PDAs, laptops, and
even IBM's Linux wristwatch."