News that we will soon be subjected to talking cars certainly caused a raised eyebrow or two. The following article suggests that the advent of such technology is not too far away http://bit.ly/hxx4Po
As usual when reading about progress of this type, a light bulb goes on and we begin to see the benefit of Ford’s ten years R&D of intelligent vehicles. But it is hard not to look at the “funnier” side of this sort of development.
One would imagine that at some stage the driver, who is able to ask the vehicle questions such as “where is the nearest petrol station” or “are we nearly there yet”, will be able to upgrade and choose the voice they want to hear replying to them.
This I fear is where problems are likely to ensue as the wife takes offence to your use of the sultry tones of your favourite singer or the husky delivery of the latest screen goddess. Likewise hubby may not be too impressed by the sound of Robbie Williams, George Clooney or Colin Farrell telling your lady where to turn next. Then of course there could be the curse of the surprise birthday pressie, as just for a bit of fun your wife has the car programmed with her mothers voice. Imagine the joy of being told what to do or where to go by the mother-in-law.
Yes talking cars, might not be all they are made out to be.
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