30 May '13, 11pm

World's first Tweet-powered car is Minddrive's 1967 Karmann Ghia EV

If you think it's hard to find a plug for your electric vehicle, be glad you don't need to look for a Twitter friend every time you want to drive. But that's the restriction that a group of at-risk high school students built into their electric Kharmann Ghia as they attempt to drive from Kansas City to Washington, DC. The only way the car will move if is they kids gain followers and fans on social media. The team has attached Arduino electronics hardware to the electric vehicle drivetrain and programmed it to move the car forward only when people are Tweeting about it or sending other social media buzz. The teens developed the electric 1967 VW Ghia as part of a Minddrive project, which was shown at the Kansas City International Autoshow in March . Minddrive says its teaching students how to use "social fuel" to get other people to support what they're doing. To move the ca...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/05/30/worlds-first-tweet-p...

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