LISTEN UP – Your Car Has Something To Say
By: Samantha Hoover
Americans, as a society, are pretty attached to their vehicles. In fact, a study conducted by Nationwide Insurance in 2013 reports that one in four U.S. car owners have a special name for their car. You might even say that people like to think that their vehicle has its own personality and attitude.
I don’t think it would be much of a stretch to say that many car owners would love it if their car were even more like a person, if they could, let’s say, carry on a conversation with the drive. Like “Knight Rider’s” Kit, or “Transformers” Bumblebee or Optimus Prime, what if our cars could tell us what was going on around us or if there was trouble up ahead?