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Comment Silly Toyota (Score 1) 116

Put the app on the users phone...take advantage of the power that's already in the users hand. Certainly integrate a panel/voice control with the users phone, but don't make them use Microsoft...a word synonymous with the word Crash, in a car. Car tech doesn't change as fast as phone tech does, plus, most users will not be happy paying for yet another internet connection. And, if you put the functionality on their phone, they'll have access to it no matter who's car they're driving (or the passenger in).

Comment What about pedestrians? (Score 5, Insightful) 264

Seems like they still need to play a part in any scenario with or without traffic lights. Dropping traffic lights may be fine for autonomous vehicles, but that also means that people will just walk when they want to, which'll make cars stop to let them pass. Perfectly fine when there's few pedestrians, but when there's a lot, the automobile traffic will totally come to a half if no one is stopping people from walking into the street.

Comment Kickstarter Project more than half way there (Score 1) 81

This Kickstarter project: https://www.kickstarter.com/pr..., which has just announce that it's shipping (with the usual delays hopefully over), seems like it's already solved the major issues, and just needs a hardware refactoring to produce the USB connection you're looking for.

I'd recommend getting in-touch with the creators and see if they'd be interested in developing this. This is their second Kickstarter project (at least), so they've already learned a lot, so could be positioned well to run with it.

Comment Pattern recognition... (Score 1) 21

Let's hope they're also on the look-out for debris like from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 etc..

I'm sure there's a bunch of human crap down there (though probably re-purposed where possible by the local inhabitants), but all of it should be of interest to us...either for the damage it's causing, or the damage it's from.

Comment He's not going to remember he has it... (Score 1) 161

...or how to use it, or what it's for if he ever stumbles (I don't mean fall down) on it.

It would need to be something that the person is already familiar with...unfortunately, that is not the situation today. Now, when you're in the same position, using technology will be second nature, and you'll have no problem finding the dining room.

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