Joel Detrow November 25, 2012 08:59 PM Will smartphones never stop getting more capable? Pikeman November 25, 2012 09:40 PM How many can function before they are jamming each other? Martin Hone November 25, 2012 10:00 PM Interesting, but maybe a solution looking for a problem ? Rt1583 November 25, 2012 11:45 PM @ Joel - Yep. As soon as there is no more room for the actual phone function. livin_the_dream November 26, 2012 04:51 AM @Martin Hone surely automatic doors are the problem being solved? I mean currently the infra-red detects only movement and frequently people are hit by the doors if they move slowly, old or less able people being an example?Also useful for automatic parking cars, collision avoidance, pre-emeptive air-bag/seatbelt activation.The list extensive if you think about it. BZD November 26, 2012 02:17 PM I want one to combine with some Lego and a laser. Should make for a pretty fun anti-mosquito (with some safety measures to make sure no harm comes to non-targets). George Ganak November 26, 2012 02:38 PM Is this the essential ingredient to allow infotainment in automobiles while the pilot or driver is otherwise engadged? Smartphones will become an essential ingredient in future generations of auto's and trucks. Grunchy November 26, 2012 02:56 PM So cool! Combined with the 3-axis accelerometer on a chip and you've got really cheap positional and attitude awareness. Awareness to 3m distance is perfect for a slow moving toy. There are going to be some really really cool autonomous bots coming based on this: better robotic vacuum cleaners for one. It's important to foresee the evil purposes this will be used for as well. I could easily imagine this technology helping to enable tiny little assassin robots that can fly in hard and fast and shoot poisoned darts, then self destruct. Jeff Haddrick November 26, 2012 03:39 PM Will an app be able to use this chip to create a, very hard to detect, radar detector? Slowburn November 26, 2012 08:35 PM re; Jeff HaddrickMost police are using lidar instead of radar both to defeat radar detectors and prevent claims that it was a different vehicle or the top of the tires that the speed was taken from. They also said something about safety.