Jon Oxer - Geek My Ride

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  • Title: Geek My Ride
  • Description: Some modern cars pack more processing power in their

in-car entertainment system than the space shuttle does in its entire flight management system, and some of the things recent cars can do are pretty nifty. The electronics in a modern car is typically treated as an inscrutable black box but it's actually quite easy to connect a laptop up to most cars and see what is going on behind the scenes. In this talk Jonathan provides an introduction to the current state-of-the-art in vehicle electronics and shows how he has modified his RX-8 with Linux-based data logging, full-time Internet connectivity, and other gadgets.

  • Bio: Jonathan has been labeled "Australia's Geekiest Man" and has been

hacking on both hardware and software since he was a little tacker. He is past-President of Linux Australia, founder and Technical Director of Internet Vision Technologies, and author of several tech books. He is set to host the upcoming TV show "SuperHouse" featuring high-tech home renovation, open-source automation systems, and domestic hardware hacking, and is Executive Producer of "Geek My Ride", a new TV show coming soon to Channel 31.