As I was working my way through the Sunday Times last week, I read an article about Ford now looking to introduce a version of KITT in its cars for the UK (I understand this is already present in the US).
Oh what a laugh this is going to be…..
For those of you unaware, apparently you just need to say I am hungry and the in-car system tells you about the nearest restaurants.
You can also set the voice recognition to recognises familiar voices, which is handy if you have a total stranger sitting your car, as you do, as they won’t be able to mess about with the system.
However, can you imagine being on a family trip where, let’s just say, the harmony in the car is not calm? So let me paint the picture:
Dad: I’m feeling hungry > KITT pops up with some restaurants
Child 1: Dad’s not hungry anymore > KITT pops back down
Mum: I want to listen to some Jazz > KITT puts on some Jazz
Child 2: I want to listen to some heavy metal > KITT changes to heavy metal
Child 1: Dad looks as if he’s bursting for a wee > KITT points out nearby toilets
Dad: My youngest brat in the back acts as if her brain is shrinking > KITT pops up nearby hospitals
Mum: I’ve had enough of you all, I need to get away > KITT pops up likely destinations, up-to-date flights and the nearest divorce specialist.
……………..could KITT cope in your car?