Friday, February 10, 2012

Not Your Father's Oldsmobile

Today's Wall Street Journal included an article about cars that have touchscreen technology, Internet access and Twitter functionality built in.

It's interesting how quickly we've gone from, "No, he's on his way to Springfield. I'll call that office and ask them to give him a note to call you." to folks scheduling conference calls during drive time and parents texting kids from parking lots.

Having phone and computer access on the road makes handling work and family business more efficient. The safety aspects continue to be debated.

What do you think?


ZZGare said...

Is MODOT working on car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication? The US DOT says that this technology could cut car crashes by 80% if implemented.

MoDOT said...

Yes, MoDOT has an eye on that technology. We participate in national discussions about it and are monitoring its progress from theory to first users.