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Presentation for Journalists: Driving like James Bond

Scientists of Freie Universität Control Vehicle with iPhone

№ 297/2009 from Oct 28, 2009

This is something you have only seen in movies! In “Tomorrow Never Dies” James Bond steers his car with a mobile phone. Turning cinematic fiction into reality, scientists at Freie Universität Berlin can now drive a car with a standard iPhone. It is even possible to park the vehicle using the mobile phone as a remote control.

At the site of the former Berlin Tempelhof Airport, project leader Prof. Raúl Rojas and his team will demonstrate how they can steer the “Spirit of Berlin,” the vehicle they have equipped with complex electronics, by using a mobile phone as a remote control. Interested journalists are invited to a


on Monday, November 2, 2009, at 2:30 p.m.

Tempelhof Airport

Access Road, Gate 11

Tempelhofer Damm / Paradestraße

12101 Berlin, subway stop: Paradestr. (U 6)


Following the press presentation Prof. Raúl Rojas and members of his team will be available for interviews.

Please note: This presentation is exclusively for journalists. Participants must be accredited in advance at Tempelhof Airport. We therefore kindly ask that you please register ahead by email: or by fax reply to +49 (0)30 / 838-73187.

Registration no later than Friday, October 30, 2009, 11:00 a.m.