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Distractions in the car
That sounds like the thing Microsoft did just recently...what was it?
AutoPC or something?
I think that a GPS system that could *talk* and tell you directions
would be useful...you program in starting and ending points when you get
in and it would talk you through. A week or so ago I saw someone on I75
1) Going over 75MPH
2) Reading newspaper propped up on steering wheel
3) Talking on cel. phone with one hand
4) Applying lipstick with other hand
5) Weaving through traffic
...what if this person could read e-mail? That would mean that she
wouldn't even be looking forward...she would be looking down, probably
typing if she had a hand free. Probably getting in a wreck wouldn't
faze her...she nearly got in 4.
> >>Maybe I'm just simple minded, but doesn't it seem slightly dangerous to
> be reading e-mail in the car? I mean it's bad enough when people are
> chatting on their cell phone, but actually taking your eyes off the road
> to *read* seems a little worse.
> - --
> I read in my local paper last week that the year 2000 Intrepid (I may be wrong
> on the make of the car) will come with an onboard computer system that will
> allow you to go on the WWW, check email, get directions, do diagnostics on the
> car and a whole bunch of other things. Worse yet they said the system would
> also be available to other cars as an after-market add on for $10 or $15.
> Yikes, what a scary thought!
> The other day I was driving in the left lane of a three lane highway and as I
> passed the guy in the center lane I saw that he had his lottery tickets
> resting on the steering wheel and was scratching off the
> 95A6q pearl