CarChipE/X with Alarm alerts teens of driving indiscretions: "
There’s nothing so easy as making a quick buck off an overprotective parent, but at least the CarChipE/X with Alarm offers up some pretty interesting data for your paranoia cash. The device has been around for a while, mounting under your dash and tracking all sorts of things like car speed and RPM, sudden braking and acceleration, distance traveled, and fuel usage, which it stores in a 300 hour log. You can then take the CarChip and pull the data to your PC via USB and check on what your car has been up to. Now they’re adding an alarm functionality to alert the driver when they go above preset maximums for speed, braking, and acceleration, which we’re sure will annoy that drag racing teen of yours. They’ll thank you someday though, we’re sure of it.
[Via The Gadgets Weblog]
I think I'm getting old. This sounds like a good idea.