Monday, September 18, 2006

Peter Watts has, for some reason, been fictionalizing his bloggage* of his ongoing US tour. As dark as you'd expect.



*gag

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Even better, however, is that ...

Nissan will be trying out inter-vehicle messaging system come October 1st.

Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced plans to test an "intelligent transportation system" that sends wireless messages to passing cars. The company said on Friday that it plans to include 10,000 drivers in a 30-month experiment.

Messages will be beamed optically from roadside beacons to passing cars in the trial. Information received by an onboard computer will then be used to alert a driver to potential danger from an approaching vehicle or inform them of traffic congestion ahead, Nissan said in a statement.

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The system also includes "dynamic route finder" which informs drivers of the quickest route to their destination using data collected from other vehicles. Drivers will be able to synchronise their cellphone with a car's navigation system in order to relay information about their journey to a central command system.



No, No, NO. And you were doing so well too; stop with the central command systems already!

4 Comments:

Blogger Mac said...

Peter Watts has, for some reason, been fictionalizing his bloggage* of his ongoing US tour.

Fiction!? *blink*

10:28 PM  
Blogger razorsmile said...

:D

Now there's a thought ...

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Jason M. Robertson said...

For a moment I read 'tour' and blinked, thinking that I'd somehow missed a Blindsight promotional tour. That would have burned.

I wonder if the fictional blog entries will be disclosed as having some greater purpose, a tie-in to a new novel maybe? Serial killers v. cryptids?

10:30 AM  
Blogger razorsmile said...

Like I said before,

D

Now
there's a thought ...

:D

7:37 PM  

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