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LinuxDevices.com: A sneak preview of IBM's Linux/Java enabled TechMobile

Aug 13, 2001, 20:01 (5 Talkback[s])
"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."

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