So I was just reading this story on
The Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association unveiled a “connected car” demo vehicle today in Windsor, Ontario, with built-in 4G, Wi-Fi,
360-degree proximity sensors, in-vehicle inductive mobile device charging, and gesture-based controls.
Hope you’re not a hand talker — you could find yourself suddenly in reverse.
Oh god, you know this isn't going to end well for anyone.
Take my wife for instance, she can't talk without waving her arms every-which-way more than once when she gets excited about a topic she's whapped me
upside the head---her version of an exclamation point.
Now me I only ever make two hand gestures while driving---
one is the wave when I see a friend going the other way.
the second is obviously the middle finger salute which as gotten me into trouble more times than I can count.
The car also provides dynamic directions and re-routing in case of accidents
Now that's a good thing because I can see this tech causing a lot of accidents!
"No--- Don't turn left---I was just waving at the pretty girl!"
Imagine what an indecisive driver would look like behind the wheel?
"Honey look--- I think that driver is having a heart attack?"
"You sure, looks to me like he's practicing the limbo?"
That’s right, you could soon be paying a data subscription for your car. Oh joy.
You would also have to have different culture versions because different folks have different gestures.
like to us Americans making a 'V' with your fingers means peace--- but make that same gesture in the UK and you'll make a lot of people angry.
I like the one the Italians do where they flick their thumbnail off there teeth as a screw you thing. In this car it'll probably perform a sudden J
turn if you do that!
Gesture Controlled Cars
What makes them think waving your arms wildly in front of a camera
is a better way of driving a car?
"So he dislocated his shoulders in the crash?"
"Oh no--- he did that by trying to merge with traffic!"
If they start selling theses things--- I am going to start taking the train to work!
Or maybe go into the tow truck business?
edit on 27-6-2014 by HardCorps because: (no reason given)