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buy your performance, comfort and safety as a computer programme
In conjuction with your electronics in the car would be a hard
drive. with performance limitations and other info
programmed into it.
The concept is that when you buy a car its a standard version
1.0. You can update it by paying at a petrol station. They will
send a new programme to your
pump. Bluetooth technology
then transfers the data, thus improving your top speed,
acceleration and other info. Any driving offences will result in
your right to accessing more programmes being revoked and
your car could even be disabled. Stolen cars can be sent a
signal to just "die" on command.
Speed limit signs could have speed guns in them. If they catch
you, they send a signal to your cars receiver noting the
offence in its memory and slowing you down at the the same
Stations could also be a HMV or virgin megastore so you can
buy mp3 music and have it sent to your car aswell. Also maps
of he area with most efficient routes to your destination. (local
maps as standard with your petrol, others payed for.
Advertising all other stations of that brand on the map)
||In other words, the engineers would deliberatly restrict the performace of your car, then you'd have to pay to get the full performance of your car.
||Big fat slow fishbone for you (but you can upgrade to a bun by paying a "nominal" fee).
||PS. The first part is already baked (at least unoffically). GM cars have had built-in speed and rev limiters since the 90s. There are companies who will remove those limits from your engine computer.
||This basicaly already happens, stated by another user most cars can be "chipped" for better performance cars with forced induction reaping the highest gains.
||The automatic ticket thing is already done in Germany, and is a little too big brother for me.'
||Besides it will put the donut eaters out of a job.