Well this is dissappointing. I really hoped that a more progressive state like here in New Jersey we would not have to worry about such a forward thinking model to car sales. Then again the governer has been known to make some choices that are just complete head scratchers. I guess the car dealer lobby must be pretty powerful to swing this vote.
I love this idea. The amount of waste rotting away in land fills is pretty mind blowing. We are making progress in efforts to recycle but many times the organic waste is left out of this space. The only problem I see here is general public responsibility in making sure that things are properly sorted to make this truly effective. I mean face it, how often do we see people throwing cans or plastic bottles into the regular trash while a recycle bin is right next to it?
August can’t get here fast enough
Frankly, this is pretty amazing. If the product works as described, I could see this in conjuction with wearable fitness devices giving a very detailed view of ones own health. The more information available will allow better context as a whole.
This is very encouraging. Diversification of energy and expanse in renewable energy is fantastic.
Cars have advanced quite a lot over the years. Both in terms of their design and efficiency. However, it feels like the car infotainment system has seriously lagged behind the technological curve. To an extent it’s almost understandable, we see dramatic advances in computing and mobile device on a less than 12 month cycle. Cars on the other hand, employ systems that remain static for many many years.
The current industry trend is around the appification of the car. Many auto manufacturers are using systems that hook into smartphones to supply media content, contextual points of interest and GPS navigation. On the other end of the spectrum we have smartphone vendors working on their own solutions such as Apple’s iOS in the car and Google’s Android auto alliance. These systems attempt to bring elements of the smartphone interface to the car.
The User Interface for most of these systems; however, leaves much to be desired. That’s why UI advancements like what Volvo has in their upcoming concept and what Tesla has in their Model S are so intriguing. They take steps to rethink how a person interacts with the capabilities that are being added to the car and how the system will evolve in a predominately touch screen oriented world.