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The same technology that is used for driverless cars could also be used for personal transportation of the perambulatory variety.
By putting one lidar sensor in a hat, the wearer can wander about texting until a bluetooth message is sent from the hat and "Lamppost!" appears on the display in a red
rectangle. Alternatively turn signals could be displayed to navigate round an obstacle.
Coupled with GPS, a smartphone user may never have to look upwards again! The system also meshes with driverless cars such that you will instantly be recognised as a person.
Since this is experimental tech a small orange led with reflector is attached to the rotating part of the lidar to make other pavement users aware.
||I like this idea, so I voted for it. I think it could be improved with a mirror finish on the coiffure of the phone user. Then rather than a hat the phone could continuously monitor the reflections off the mirrorized hair of near area hazards.
||Also the mirror finish on hair could just be at UV or IR so the hair would look normal.
||I think this hat needs to be attached to a powered
||Car ... lorry ... lamppost ... car ... alien - "loading karate program".
||A brilliantly simple idea with a ready market in the fashion
industry, although my concern is an old chestnut, in that
hats, like wigs, blow off, and the type of person who
engages in the hazardous activity of walking whilst smart-
phone-using might be better served by a similar device
implanted securely in the brain, preferably with a 3-inch
nail, or similar.
||But still it's a safer step in the right direction if your hat be
secured by a reliable chinstrap. Tech-savvy Cowboys and
Deerstalkers would be fine. Gumshoes and sports fans...
mm, perhaps not.