Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Toyota Annoys the Sheet Out of You for a Good Cause

Toyota is attempting to make its cars safer by annoying the crap out of drivers:

Japanese automaker Toyota has developed a safety technology that it says will
keep the driver's eyes on the road.

An image-processing computer system developed by Toyota Motor Corp. and a Toyota affiliate uses a camera near the steering wheel to detect when the driver stops looking straight ahead.

The system flashes a light on the dashboard display and emits a beeping noise when the eyes start to wander. If the driver still doesn't respond, brakes kick in, Toyota said Tuesday.

I predict many will die by driving off the road while smashing their fists against the dashboard in vain, trying to shut the car up instead of watching where the hell they're going.