The craziest in-car automotive gadgets

Gadgets from the automotive world that'll make you say "Wow, that’s cool!" or "Wow, that's... ridiculous."

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Everybody loves gadgets, but there is something about gadgets and cars that just screams cool. Not everyone agrees though — Queensland police earlier this year said that distractions from sat navs, in-car DVD players and mobile phones were as big a problem for road safety as speeding, drink-driving, fatigue and seatbelts.

To do our part, we're going to look at the top in-car gadgets and flashy, LED-lined distractions to fill your death-trap with. As icing on the cake, we'll also be checking out some of the more pointless gadgets out there that'll make you say, "Maybe I could come up with cool stuff like this if I lacked a few chromosomes, too!"

PimpStar wheels


If you've ever listened to a T-Pain song, you'll know that to be gangsta or fly, you must have DUBs. DUB is a company specialising in custom wheels for vehicular excess, ranging from sparkling chrome to spinning disc wheels. But nothing says you're a gangsta rollin' on DUBs more than a bright yellow smiley face or a cartoon alien.

This is the latest addition from the guys over at DUB Custom Wheels — PimpStar wheels. At least you'll distract other drivers instead of yourself while your wheels use built-in full colour LED lights, a microprocessor and a wireless modem to display images, text, graphics, logos and digital photos. Sounds real pimpin'

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