Talk to Me, Like Drivers Do: Ford Comes Up With a New Way to Open a Door
The relationship between humans and cars is poised to become quite different in the years to come, or so the automakers [s]warn[/s] promise us. Autonomous vehicles will whisk us to whatever destination we desire, simply by inputting our desired address into a navigation system or, perhaps, just by speaking it aloud. Already, the level of communication between humans and the modern car astounds.
We’ve come a long way from Chrysler’s Electronic Voice Alert, that nagging companion of the 1980s.
Now, Ford Motor Company looks ready to take our current relationship to the next level, while putting the human in charge. A U.S. patent published today describes a car that opens its doors only when it hears its master’s voice. And by “open,” we mean wide open, not just unlocked.
"…and Re-vulcanize These Tires!" Bentley Spares Owners From the Hassle of Pumping Gas
You’re a busy person, and standing at a gas station with a nozzle in your hand is for plebes.
Not to put too much of undergrad term paper slant on it, but that’s what Bentley silently suggests by rolling out a trial fuel delivery service for its owners. The ultra-luxury automaker has teamed up with U.S. tech startup Filld to offer the perk.