Lanmodo has created something special (and versatile) for those who want to protect their vehicles from the elements, and for those who need a place to sleep when visiting the great outdoors. Once positioned on the roof, The Automatic Car Tent opens by remote control in just eight seconds to act as a sunscreen and as an effective way to keep your ride free from tree sap, bird droppings and so on. However it can also serve as a beach umbrella or a seven-person tent for camping. The Car Tent fits just about any car, truck or minivan. Prices start at $270 for the basic unit while the model that converts to tent costs $500. Details and demonstration videos are at


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