GM exploring new ways of rear seats entertainment using windows

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 18, 2012

Ok, we know that the rear seats entertaining systems can be a little bit boring but what you will see now can be the future and can make us forget about DVD players and PSPs. GM Research announced today that it currently developing new ways to help rear seat passengers, particularly children, have a richer experience on the road. Dubbed Windows of Opportunity (WOO) Project, this was inspired by psychological studies indicating car passengers often feel disconnected from their environment. Still, don’t expect to see this new application on the production cars!

What GM wants to show is that windows can offer more than a boring fields and buildings. “Traditionally, the use of interactive displays in cars has been limited to the driver and front passenger, but we see an opportunity to provide a technology interface designed specifically for rear seat passengers,” said Tom Seder, GM R&D lab group manager for human-machine interface. “Advanced windows that are capable of responding to vehicle speed and location could augment real world views with interactive enhancements to provide entertainment and educational value.”

The apps include: Otto, an animated character projected over passing scenery that responds to real-time car performance, weather and landscape. With Otto, passengers can learn about their environment in fun, playful ways.Foofu, an app that allows passengers to create, explore and discover through finger drawing on window steam.

Spindow, an app that provides its users a peek into other users’ windows around the globe in real time.Pond, an app that allows passengers to stream and share music with other cars on the road, downloads favorite tracks, and share messages with other passengers on the road.

Topics: gm, technology

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