12.10.2008

Social Interfaces


It looks like car makers might (not holding breath) integrate a wider range of human desires into automobile interfaces.
Nissan has offered something along those lines in Japan, where in addition to providing tips for improving fuel efficiency, the Carwings Eco-Driving service lets you know how you stack up against people with the same car. Nass says bringing that kind of social networking to hypermiling could make make eco-driving more popular
WIRED magazine details how automakers want to help drivers manifest and track thriftiness and collective restraint.

2 comments:

Sport said...

You mean that everyone doesn't just want to have bigger cars and drive faster? You must be confused about "human nature."

Lance said...

yeah, but when are they going to let us know about the really important things, like what cd's altima hybrid drivers listen to most and where they stop for lunch on road trips?