Guy Controls F1 Remote Control Car With Blackberry

Submitted by: GrandPrixMan 8 years ago in Entertainment

Blackberry phone technology is rigged to steer a cool little Formula 1 remote control car AND a real Grand Prix racer.
There are 41 comments:
Female 4,028
That racetrack looked so fun! :-D
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Male 2,159
That said, it was pretty epic.
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Male 2,159
IT`S A VIRAL AD!!!! Of course it`s bloody fake. Life size R/C cars have loads of complicated bits and pieces to press pedals/paddles and steer.

Vodafone (UK suppliers of Blackberry`s and sponsors of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1) are just trying to shift some phones.

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Male 323
sweeeet
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Male 1,835
haha i want one
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Male 342
Okay, so let`s say there was a receiver in the car controlled by bluetooth in the phone, how long is the range on that bluetooth? Isn`t it usually 30 feet? Also, where are the mechanics involved to control the car? There`d have to be a mechanism to control the steering as well as the throttle and paddles for the transmission. I have to agree with the "fake" crowd.
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Male 322
lewis hamilton ftw!
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Male 6
why do so many people automatically assume that stuff like this is fake? i mean sure there a lot of fake stuff out there... but maybe you should think about it before you scream fake...

why wouldnt this be possible... i have seen many r/c controlled cars... an f1 racer woiuld be no different than someone hooking up a r/c control to anything else

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Male 2
fake
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Male 493
Wow that reminds me of Tomorrow Never Dies
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Male 375
If I could only get my crackberry to do my laundry...
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Male 1,929
Sweet. The F1 car`s full of computers so it`d be quite simple to set stuff like this up. It`s only input->output.
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Male 1,361
i dont think they wasted the "$" on this because $ spent would have been pretty small and the $ they spent turned out to be a good laugh so its $ well spent imo,

It`d be cool to see a camera on the car linked to the phone, do it proper james bond style.

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Male 17,512
3g is good, But they have even better in Japan.
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Male 1,894
fake or not, why waste the time and $ on this? I mean the toy car came with a controller already didn`t it?

I`m pretty sure the real car is not being driven by the crackberry though. They whould have to set up remote control system in the car, and once again, why waste the $$?

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Male 721
why would this be fake? it can be done
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Male 4,793
"um... this... isn`t... a blackberry? What."

um... yes... it is... a blackberry? storm.

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Female 14
um... this... isn`t... a blackberry? What.
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Male 3
Fake
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Male 4,393
awe some
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Male 506
That is so awesome.
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Male 39
And he wonders why he lost his job the next week
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Male 1,220
"viral marketing"
I agree
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Male 4,004
Is that what happened to the guy in your pic groogle?
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Male 2,172
I just love his face at the end of the video. Hope he wont get some kind of nerve accident and remain stuck with it for the rest of his life.

That would be really freaky to see someone like that walking down the street.

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Male 8,302
"Were you aware, sir, that you were doing 25 kmph over the speed limit?"
"It`s not my fault Orificer, the geek in the car behind me hacked my car!"
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Male 1,526
viral marketing
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Male 26
That was pretty dam cool, even just the mini rc looked like fun.
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Male 49
Cool. Is Vodaphone the European carrier for Blackberry? It`s probably all just a publicity thing, and the post on the Youtube video was made up. But enough cynicism. Still awesome.
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Female 1,436
Well that trumphs my G1. I will be the first to admit it. . . Wait, can I do that if I hook my bluetooth up. . . . hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Oh and I HATE the fu*k out of Blackberry

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Male 4,004
NASCAR, fail.....
V V V V
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Male 143
F1...........
lol.
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Male 776
man i love f1 and driving one,....even through RC would be a dream come true
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Female 15,763
I would SO buy a Blackberry... if I had aaaany money at all.
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Male 4,004
The only thing that could be cooler is if the video from the F1 cam showed up on his Berry...


Otherwise, awesome. Although he was using a model of Lewis Hamilton`s car...grr. Massa for the win =D

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Male 25
That is one of the coolest things I have ever seen =D
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Male 325
i want a go
if that is real that is one of the coolest things ever
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Male 338
wtf, i wonder if my itouch can do it?
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Male 488
was it really controlling the real f1?
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Female 4,197
holy poo is that legit?!

that video made me smile all the way through :D

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Male 1
Link: Guy Controls F1 Remote Control Car With Blackberry [Rate Link] - Blackberry phone technology is rigged to steer a cool little Formula 1 remote control car AND a real Grand Prix racer.
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