Do you remember when James Bond escaped a sticky situation in Tomorrow Never Dies using his remote-controlled car? Well now technology has jumped from the world of fiction to reality.
Computer scientists in Germany have developed an iPhone application that turns the smartphone into a remote control for their self-constructed car.
The driver can operate the steering, brakes, and accelerator pedal with just a few strokes of the mobile's touchscreen.
A video camera placed on the dashboard transmits a signal to the iPhone, which allows the 'remote driver' to see everything in front of the car and adjust the car's movements accordingly.
The commands are transmitted from the iPhone via radio to the power transmission in the car. The user can park a car on the ground level as far away as the fourth floor of a building.