How boring and uninteresting to sit in the back seat of a car and just look out the window. This can be corrected and revitalize dull stay on the road! With the ‘windows of opportunity’ (‘WOO’) project, GM collaborated with students in the ‘future lab’ masters course at bezalel academy of arts and design in Jerusalem to transform car windows into interactive displays. Produced full scale functional prototypes of a rear passenger seat and side windows, using ‘eye click’ motion and optical sensor technology to transform the glass into an interactive surface on which they featured their game designs. Take a look at these 4 Projects. This technology can be used in the future.
Pond seeks to increase interactivity not solely within but also among cars, letting users share music and messages with passengers of other vehicles via a networked interface. Text can also be spun outwards to be read by any fellow travelers.
Foofu is a high-tech take on drawing in window fog, providing a colorful backdrop for finger painting.
Otto, an animated travel companion, offers an educational experience by responding to the landscape, weather, and car performance, for example, moving more quickly as the car speeds up. The creature can also provide lights or be controlled in his environment via gestures.
Spindow provides a real-time look at the window view of other users from around the globe. Passengers may select a city from a spinnable globe and then watch as that destination’s landscape is overlain on the window display over their own.