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    For those of you who have complained about the poor connectivity of PSA cars, help is at hand.
    At the Consumer Technology show CES at Las Vegas this week two new technologies regarding vehicles were introduced.
    This is the first
    Driverless Cars on the Rise - CEA
    and the second is specifically aimed at PSA. Technicolor is a Franco-American technology innovation company spun off from the old film company and which has a division specialising in domestic connectivity and domotics. They are showing their Qeo software platform which has been selected by PSA for its next generation of "connected cars". It offers reasonably seamless interaction between the car, mobile devices, domotics, AV and computing devices in the home. The entertainment and navigation system in the cars will be provided by Magneti Marelli (the Fiat subidsiary) and it will be the link to the other Qeo connected devices in the first version with a special USB key

    One example of the possibilities is the remote control of domotics from the car - control the house heating, lighting, security, turn on the oven etc.
    The first car to be equipped in the PSA range will be a C4 Picasso.
    It will be much easier to use this to advantage when the car is driverless and you can run your life from the passenger seat. What do you think?
    Some of you may recall Yo's response when I turned of the lights in the house from my laptop in Singapore without telling her first that I was doing a demo.

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    Sounds great
    I was having a chuckle at the thought of turning on the sound system (from Singapore) with what I call "lurking music"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    One example of the possibilities is the remote control of domotics from the car - control the house heating, lighting, security, turn on the oven etc.
    The first car to be equipped in the PSA range will be a C4 Picasso.

    It will be much easier to use this to advantage when the car is driverless and you can run your life from the passenger seat. What do you think?
    It would be even easier to just stay at home and control the home from there.

    Leave the car in the garage, driverless.

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    You don't appreciate the possibilities. You arrive back from a business trip abroad and are riding home home in your driverless car.
    You turn on the video at home to check if your wife is alone. If not call up the facial recognition software and get a bio of the visitor. Now, either ask the car to call your lawyer on video conference to arrange the divorce or call the cleaning service to confirm the quality control by video or get the car to call your wife and say you are on your way and will meet her at a hotel if her mother is still in the house. Perhaps there is no-one there, then tell the car to have a chat with the frig and oven and get something tasty ready for your arrival. It might also talk with your automated wine storage unit and check back with you for selection. The car is on line to the TV channel data and will have the footy channel recording for you.
    If you spot burglars on the video tell the car to pick them up - it loves a chase.
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    I can see this interfacing with Grindr/Tinder and the car taking you directly to someone who's "DTF" while messaging the significant other that it's stuck in traffic and you're having a snooze...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    You don't appreciate the possibilities. You arrive back from a business trip abroad and are riding home home in your driverless car.
    You turn on the video at home to check if your wife is alone. If not call up the facial recognition software and get a bio of the visitor. Now, either ask the car to call your lawyer on video conference to arrange the divorce or call the cleaning service to confirm the quality control by video or get the car to call your wife and say you are on your way and will meet her at a hotel if her mother is still in the house. Perhaps there is no-one there, then tell the car to have a chat with the frig and oven and get something tasty ready for your arrival. It might also talk with your automated wine storage unit and check back with you for selection. The car is on line to the TV channel data and will have the footy channel recording for you.
    If you spot burglars on the video tell the car to pick them up - it loves a chase.
    Wow, sounds like a nightmare.

    I'll stay single and semi retired thanks, if that represents the alternative.

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    My driverless car will copy the style of Mark Webber..... Fangio.....Alan Moffat

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    G'day,
    with all this connectivity happening, will you notice the truck that just turned in front of you, or the child that just ran onto the road, or the blue flashing lights behind you? My darling always knows when I am returning from Singapore, or wherever, because she is with me.
    She also knows when I am speeding, an audible speed sensor, no less.
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    In case you think that this is one off, GM showcased its version at the same expo called MyLink.
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    The sad part is, Gerry, that there already exist in the market place cars with more techno on board than most homes have in a single device and unfortunately they still require drivers whose skills in motoring are very much below their technosavvy skills.
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    That is why this period is not going to last very long. Driverless cars have to happen soon before someone is killed by a distracted driver setting the oven temperature for their cat's dinner.
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    G'day,
    there was a driverless [of sorts] taxi in an Arnold film. Can't remember which one, but it came to a sticky end if I remember correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    That is why this period is not going to last very long. Driverless cars have to happen soon before someone is killed by a distracted driver setting the oven temperature for their cat's dinner.


    G'day,
    could always take the bus...
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    and set the oven from your tablet via 4G
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    while talking really loudly on your mobile...
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    in a foreign language with lots of spitty consonants.
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