Crazed with Google-envy, Microsoft promises to make your drive fun and productive with in-car advertising. I have to snicker, because the last thing I want in my car is the MS blue-screen of death.
Personally, I’ve steered clear of having anything TV-like in my car. This is because I’m a very poor driver and I’m easily distracted when driving. I won’t even let my husband watch movies on his laptop or iPod while on long drives because I have a tendency to glance over and, unfortunately, the car goes in whatever direction I point my head. Sad …
As for in-car advertising … well, I got satellite radio to avoid advertising and slowly over time advertising has crept in. I’ve now gone back to listening to CD’s to avoid distracting channel flipping. Why would I want my dashboard advertising to me? When am I supposed to look at this advertising while my eyes are supposed to be on the road? I wonder, though, whether safety is factored into these designs. Like I said, I haven’t gone for in-car navigation because it’s too distracting. Even the voice stuff is too distracting for me. I sorta feel like anything that takes the driver’s eyes and attention away from the road should only be active when the car is stopped. I wonder whether others have the same problem as I do?
Anyhow, enjoy the article below.