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Submission + - Geek and gadgets set cross-country speed record (

Brikus writes: And you thought your car had gadgets. In this story from Wired magazine (, we hear about Alex Roy and his quest to break the record time for a cross USA road trip. One of the biggest roadblocks to breaking the record: highway patrol officers, about 31,000 along the way. So Roy decked out his E39 BMW M5 with a thermal camera, radar/laser detectors, GPS devices, police scanners, and other high-tech gadgets and toys.
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Geek and gadgets set cross-country speed record

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