Who wants a robotic friend in a car

Who wants a robotic friend in a car

Nissan’s Pivo 2 has a robotic ‘agent’ that looks like a whack-a-mole in the dashboard. You can have (limited) conversations with it in English or Japanese – anything from base vehicle functions to the nearest available parking. This just isn’t good enough. If I have to ride around in a car that looks like a jellyfish with a helmet-headed robot poking out of the dash, it’d damn well better be able to read me the news, check the price of my shares, and advise me of why I now have a curious rash (perhaps based on the last unknown female passenger). Of course, that’s if you can get anyone to travel in a car that looks like a cheap arcade game.

I’m being deliberately disparaging because this is the new bubble car and if it ever makes it into production (Buddha, God and Allah forbid), it will be a minor fad that will fade like screams of a man falling off a cliff. LOUD, loud, quieter, quiet,  muffled thud.

Nissan’s Pivo 2 has a robotic ‘agent’ that looks like a whack-a-mole in the dashboard. You can have (limited) conversations with it in English or Japanese – anything from base vehicle functions to the nearest available parking. This just isn’t good enough. If I have to ride around in a car that looks like a jellyfish with a helmet-headed robot poking out of the dash, it’d damn well better be able to read me the news, check the price of my shares, and advise me of why I now have a curious rash (perhaps based on the last unknown female passenger). Of course, that’s if you can get anyone to travel in a car that looks like a cheap arcade game.

I’m being deliberately disparaging because this is the new bubble car and if it ever makes it into production (Buddha, God and Allah forbid), it will be a minor fad that will fade like screams of a man falling off a cliff. LOUD, loud, quieter, quiet,  muffled thud.

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