HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Video Blog: Media Day at the NY Auto Show

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Mobile device within easy reach
Elizabeth M   4/2/2013 6:38:07 AM
NO RATINGS
I admit I am one of thoese 68 percent that sleep within easy mobile-phone reach, and I even will grab my phone and check my Facebook or messages in the middle of the night if I wake up. I'm not sure what this means, either, except that we have all become obsessed with our mobile applications and easy access to technology. I suppose that would make sense to auto designers as they build more intelligence into vehicles. But I don't think anyone should ever surf the web and drive a car at the same time!

56ml
User Rank
Iron
VW Ad
56ml   4/2/2013 12:18:33 PM
NO RATINGS
Here is the ad that you had not seen (but everyone else at you table had.)  A kid in a Darth Vador suit tried his Jedi power all around his yard with no success.  When he got in front of his family VW, the car started.  He was startled and delighted with his new-found power.  It turned out his parents were watching from inside and his dad had a remote starter.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: VW Ad
Charles Murray   4/2/2013 8:24:51 PM
NO RATINGS
I remember that ad, 56ml. It was unbelievably popular during last year's Super Bowl.  

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Mobile device within easy reach
Charles Murray   4/2/2013 8:27:08 PM
NO RATINGS
Admittedly, I'm also one of the 68%. I keep it there for emergencies, but I suppose that anyone who wanted to reach me in an emergency could just as easily call my land line.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Mobile device within easy reach
Elizabeth M   4/3/2013 3:52:38 AM
NO RATINGS
That used to be my excuse for keeping the phone close at hand, Chuck, but I'm afraid my addiction to the Internet has now usurped it. It's a bad habit I think I need to break!

Partner Zone
More Blogs
2016 engineering grads can expect to earn an average salary of $65,000 right out of the gate. Petroleum engineers' wallets are much fatter, though -- they are expected to earn about $20K more.
From IoT and M2M to flexible robotics and consumer HMI, the advances in smart manufacturing are being deployed on the packaging floor.
Cyber criminals have taken to hiding in common CMS platforms such as Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal.
In the war for consumer dollars, Apple needs another win. But is the rumored Apple Car too far of a reach for the iPhone giant?
A biohacker has prototyped a novel solution to smart guns -- implanting gun owners with RFID implants so only they can fire them.
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 8 - 12, Getting Hands On with Arduino Mechatronics
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service