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."

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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