IBM Works On Virtual Passenger

from the Bozo-the-clown-in-your-dashboard dept

IBM is working on the next in car computer that is designed to keep drivers from falling asleep in their cars. The system will monitor the driver and ask him or her questions and monitor their answers. If it seems like there’s a risk of the driver falling asleep, the computer will roll down windows, change the radio station or make a buzzing sound. If things get really desperate it will start to tell jokes or squirt the driver with water. Yes, that’s right, IBM wants to put Bozo the clown in your dashboard to keep you awake. I can’t wait for the first HAL-style problems. “Dave, don’t fall asleep on me Dave… Dave, you seem like you’re falling asleep.” squirt

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “IBM Works On Virtual Passenger”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...