Back in 2009, we wrote about a little robotic dashboard companion called AIDA (for Affective Intelligent Driving Agent), an MIT creation that essentially read a driver's facial expressions to gauge mood and inferred route and destination preferences through social interaction with the driver. Apparently that was deemed too distracting, so now MIT is back with AIDA 2.0, which swaps the dashboard robot for a massive 3-D interactive map that covers the entire dashboard--because that's not distracting at all.
But it is pretty cool. Essentially, AIDA 2.0 would aid the driver by turning all of that unused dashboard real estate into a gesture-controlled three-dimensional display that can control everything from the stereo to the AC, as well as display mapping information in the driver's peripheral.
Like its predecessor, AIDA 2.0 also learns your route and destination preferences and habits. So along with route and destination data, it also essentially tries to determine your goals and objectives for a given trip and optimizes the display to help you execute those plans. All that is augmented by real time road conditions, weather, traffic conditions, etc., all laid out prominently in front of the driver (the display even overlays onto the rearview mirrors). How could one become distracted?
I think I might crash my car on the way home just thinking about the possibility of this being on my dashboard.
The advertisements kill it for me as soon as the video starts. Theres no way I am paying for something only to have ads pop up in my face every 3 seconds while Im trying to drive. That would furiate me to the point of purposely crashing into things.
Hey! How on EARTH did we ever find our way around without this? C'mon guys, if driving while talking on a hand-held cell phone is too distracting, what is this? The "cobalt bomb" of distraction I would say! Not on MY dash board thanks soo much Arnold E Stonehouse
Personally, I find this really interesting. And I don't think it's adverstissement you don't want. To me, it look more like something you could sync with facebook to show event and other things.
Of course, the driver safety is a problem here, but there's a lot of way to fix this so the driver would concentrate on the road. For exemple, all ads and other popup could fade when the car is in movement so you can only read them when you've stopped.
Imagine that in your iGlasses and its semi transparent kinda like how diablo (the game) is.
talk about a driving distraction. I'm a great driver, but I would have crashed pretty soon with that in the way. especially with all the adds popping up right at stop lights. real smart, guys.
''The grid... A digital frontier... I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the dashboard[...]''
Kinda cool when you think about it, though it could be distracting...
i think audio is safer. video display should only be available to the front (or back) passenger.
indeed, because unless they make one that shows surrounding traffic, stop signs, and traffic lights, it's just going to cause accidents.
I probably couldnt afford it anyways.
I automatically knew this was New York when I saw how fast they were driving on such small and congested roads.
cool concept but kind of distracting. maybe to much color? i dont know.... but cool and fascinating nonetheless.
i think transparent would work better.
It's Boston big guy.
That just made me nauseous. The disconnect between the image and reality (especially during a turn) makes me dizzy. Also, a badly timed pop-up could easily turn into an accident.
I'll wait for self-driving cars, thanks. Google is well on its way to that, after all.
This is pure crap.
It would be much better if it was displayed on the windshield itself in an "augmented reality" sort of way.
Then you could probably get from point A to point B without dying.
Also... ADS? LOL!!!
needs a lot of work. I'm with B.V.
To me, the point of an augmented windshield is to enhance safety and efficiency. This doesn't appear to be all that concerned with either one; instead, it merely opens a square foot of advertising irritant to augment roadrage. C'mon, MIT. You're better than this.