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
Comments on “IBM Works On Virtual Passenger”
And if you're really tired...
It throws a pie at you.
I do think that something like this is a great idea though. A lot of accidents are caused by people falling asleep at the wheel, and while the best prevention is just them getting enough sleep, and this won’t stop the accidents, it may help reduce them.
I like this
I really like this idea. If they could have someone talk in a seductive voice and tell me how good looking I am, all the better…
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