Cars May Soon Answer Back
Hal may soon be hanging out in your car. Ford Global Technologies has applied for a patent on an Emotive Text To Speech System and Method. It seems that you can chat it up to this navigational device and it will answer back. For example, ask it for a restaurant and it will give you a list of some in the area. And there is more. The EAS has sensors that can detect the emotional state of the driver and will respond based on that. There will also be an avatar somewhere down the line. We figure that the first to purchase the technology will be those who yell at their cars when they stall or praise them if they get you home after an extended commute. "My pleasure, Dave."
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at March 23, 2009 9:08 AM