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Originally Posted by allikat View Post

A vibrating steering wheel will make me pull into a tyre shop to get my wheels re-balanced...

That got me thinking. I think vibration ques when the Driver interacts with the car are ok, such as on screen buttons with haptic feedback. When the car interacts with the Driver it can just lead to confusion.

I'd feel the same way, I always think something is wrong or needs inspection when things start vibrating without my first input (driver interacting with the car).
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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by frizkie View Post

So if someone is driving "3 and 9 o'clock", how are they supposed to tell which way the vibrations are going? Even at other hand locations, you'd be basing everything on how long it takes for each hand to feel a vibration.

It is only a matter of a couple of milliseconds for the brain to recognize something you're touching.

Stuff like this is great IMO, for example my car beeps at me if my blinker is on and there is something next to me on that side, makes it really hard to cut someone off or hit someone as long as you're properly using your blinker. I can imagine the steering wheel doing something similar, starting to vibrate if you're turning the wheel in the direction of something you might hit.
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post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by allikat View Post

A vibrating steering wheel will make me pull into a tyre shop to get my wheels re-balanced...

This type of system is not designed for someone who understands their car and can recognize different feedback you get through your car as to how it is handling.
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post #14 of 21
Oh god no... we need less idiots driving not more. I have a snesor that tells me if something is close to my car it's called my eyes.
The problem isn't with the sensors and alarms themselves, it is the way people wiill become reliant on them in order to drive safely. If they misfunction or are misunderstood the results are the same as not paying attention.
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post #15 of 21
Will this allow my car to download data at LTE speed, and thus go faster? On that not ATT I want LTE here.
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post #16 of 21
1gb of turns for $50/month. And it will be bad if you lose signal lol. biggrin.gif
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post #17 of 21
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Probably going to have a monthly limit of 100 turns unless you upgrade to the "Unlimited" plan with 500 turns for only $149! laugher.gif

I loled. biggrin.gif
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post #18 of 21
People already follow GPS blindly, going into buildings, oceans, etc. Can't wait to see what people do with this!
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post #19 of 21
People seem to forget that Bell Labs use to be part of AT&T.... the technology developed there is used daily.
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post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by MobAttack View Post

And the first time someone gets in a crash, you can sue AT&T because their steering wheel did not warn them of the concrete barrier right in front of them.
I hate stuff like this. Why don't people just pay attention, rather than try to text, or read or shave. We already have blind spot detectors: 'not my fault we crashed, I should have been warned'; laser cruise control: 'not my fault, the car should have slowed me down'; ABS brakes: 'the car has ABS, it should not have slid on the ice, not my fault'.

Ok this made me lol at work. Now people are looking at me....
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