Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Very Selective History of Conversing Cars

Inspired by the print headline. Cars Conversing with Cars. (The New York Times, 8/20/2014)

1952.  Susie doesn't converse, but she does show lots of emotion.

1965-66.  This bit of TV silliness lasted just 1 season.

2006.  They don't shut up.

In real life, as the New York Times reports......

At a government-sponsored pilot program here in Ann Arbor, being run by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, nearly 3,000 vehicles driven by volunteers are being tested in real-world conditions. Transmitters in the vehicles send and receive information 10 times a second: speed, direction, location and other data that automakers and federal regulators hope will usher in a new era of road safety.

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