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Peugeot BB1 Car Integrates Twitter - Drivers Can Tweet On The Go

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Peugeot BB1 came up with a totally original response to the current and future needs of urban mobility, and one of those needs is drive-anywhere Internet access.

If you look past the uber-beautiful models casually sitting inside the BB1you'll see an iPod dock carved into the steering wheel. This connects your music collection to the BB1's entertainment system, and also feeds data to a centrally-mounted display, on which you can fiddle with the radio, navigation options and Internet. Yes, you read that correctly--the Internet.

The data connection is achieved by tethering your iPhone to the dock. Once tethered, the BB1 has the ability to access the Web at broadband speeds, and uses an unspecified onboard computer to handle processing, while any data is shown on the dashboard display.

Peugeot says the BB1 is built on values of "liberty, optimism and altruism", which basically means it's electric and won't pollute the environment. Two li-ion batteries are fitted, as are two 7.5kW (20hp) Michelin wheel motors, mounted inside each rear wheel. According to a man at Peugeot, the BB1 will have a range of around 120km and go from 0-30kmph in a relatively respectable 2.8 seconds. It will apparently hit a top speed of 90kmph.

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