Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The future of technology is will it affect scooters?

It's always interesting to see what is happening on the other side of the world. NPR's blog today had a video straight out of Minority Report. If you have ever been to a trade show in Asia they are years ahead of the US and Europe when it comes to interactivity between vehicles and drivers. Since 2003 SYM has been trying to merge smart phones with scooters and Kymco has been making prototype displays as well. Quite recently motorcycle tours in Taiwan have had IPAD attachments to the bikes you can rent.

Computers + Scooters = An interesting future. Knight Rider? Akira bikes? Who knows? Sci Fi becomes reality.

g-speak overview 1828121108 from john underkoffler on Vimeo.

Computer chips and technology are invading all sorts of previously dumb devices. Phones are now smart. Cars are becoming connected computers on wheels. Call it the computerization of everything. But how we interact with these machines is bound to evolve. from

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