Dave’s Cool Toy of the Day: Toyota’s Interactive Car Window

How cool would it have been to have had this on long car trips?

"Window to the World" would allow kids in the car to draw on the window with their fingers, get information about what’s outside the window, pinch to zoom and get a close up view of things you are looking at, and maybe much more.

This excellent technology is actually being developed by Toyota Motor Europe and the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. It would embed a touchscreen into the auto window and create an interactive display with (hopefully) all the features shown in this video and more.

Note: You may notice that the little girl in this promotional video is not wearing a seat belt. Toyota states that this is a simulation filmed in static, controlled environments. "All health and safety requirements were met for the described conditions. Toyota will never promote unsafe behaviors, and will always encourage passengers to fasten their seatbelts."

Via Gizmodo

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