Toyota Reveals New Pod Concept Car with exceptional Toyota Parts

Written by Jenny Mc Lane

Toyota has already unveiled a prototype of its Pod concept car, which has headlights that fade from bright to dull and change color to indicate happy, sad or angry moods, depending on howrepparttar driver inside is feeling. In a joint effort with Stanford University inrepparttar 138160 U.S and an Edinburgh based company Affective Media, carmaker giant Toyota has made another leap into making a car that can read one's feelings.

Research showed that a driver's emotional state affected how well they drove: If they were happy, they drove well and if they were sad, they tended to drive worse. "This isrepparttar 138161 next generation of car, which can detect what mood you are in," said Affective Media CEO, Christian Jones. Identifying what moodrepparttar 138162 driver was in by detectingrepparttar 138163 emotion in their voice was taking things a step further, Jones said. "It's not as sci-fi as it sounds. We already use our voices for different functions insiderepparttar 138164 car. It's about giving appropriate information atrepparttar 138165 right time." The in-car voice would talk to you in an attempt to improverepparttar 138166 state of your mood. The technology would not act as a counselor to solve complex issues, but it would be more like a "best friend" who could cheer you up atrepparttar 138167 end of a long day," added Jones.

The technology can let drivers to communicate with each other, in an effort to prevent road rage. The absence of communication between drivers onrepparttar 138168 road often led to road rage. An alarm is triggered off to rouserepparttar 138169 driver whenever it detectsrepparttar 138170 driver is drowsy, quiet and with flat speech Jones believed that "It would give certain information that would help. If they were in a hurry,repparttar 138171 car would work outrepparttar 138172 safer, faster route instead of, perhaps, a scenic route,"

Car Art in Many Forms

Written by Rosana Hart

Ever sincerepparttar first car was produced, it's been an art object as well as a practical device. We love to look at all sorts of cars. We care about our own cars and we are very aware of what they say about us and our tastes. A red sports car makes a very different statement from a gray van.

Why do we spend so much time and money keeping uprepparttar 138023 finish of our cars? Again, it's an artistic matter, perhaps a combination of pride of ownership withrepparttar 138024 knowledge that people somehow identify us with what we drive around in.

Car art isn't limited to justrepparttar 138025 cars themselves. There are many forms of art that use cars. Whether or not you consider advertising an art form or a nuisance,repparttar 138026 many ads for cars -- or for other things but using cars in them -- are a significant part ofrepparttar 138027 history of car art.

Another form of car art is movies. Films use cars in them, to furtherrepparttar 138028 plot of course, but also to make statements about whorepparttar 138029 characters are. A lot ofrepparttar 138030 wild rides you can enjoy vicariously in a movie or TV show would not be fun in person! Well, they might be, but they are beyondrepparttar 138031 reach of most people.

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