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Multiple neon lights will be mounted in the edge and on the needle of the speedometer. Turn the ignition and it will glow dark blue. Go faster and it will glow brighter. If you go fast enough, the color of the neon will switch (e.g. 50 mph and it switches from light blue to medium green. 100 mph+ and
it switches from bright green to dark red and so on.) A small chip will automaticcally control this system. You can also go to the shop and let them replace the neon to your favorite color setting. You can also adjust the amount of speed it takes to switch colors for the kind of driving you do. Drag racers will have theirs on max speed while city people will have it on full power as soon as they get on their favorite highway. Mix with thumping sound system and get a pretty cool ride for yourself. Can be installed on almost any model in existince.
||Lots of people would buy this, but since it would encourage fast driving, I've given it the 'fishbone of civil responsibiliy'. [Which adds to its street-cred!]
||In order to counter the 'fishbone of civil responsibility', maybe it could run in reverse...
The pulsating colours and effects happen when the car is stationary.
As the car speeds up, the speedo reverts to a normal or 'high contrast' state, so that it won't adversely effect the driveability of the vehicle.
||Perhaps you could use a bunch of
accelerometers and so forth, attached
to your speedometer and
tachometer, hooked up to a central
computer and LED display. Get points
(flashing light patterns) for keeping the
accelerometers stable. Get combos (new
patterns) for safer driving. Who knows
what it could spawn?
||Yes, that's likely. I'm sure you've seen
Dance Dance Revolution players -
imagine that, but in a 3-ton SUV. I think
that anything that turns real driving into
a game is bound to fail...