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(CNN)   Because men who buy Corvette Stingrays have absolutely nothing to prove, ever, GM is adding dashcams to all new models that create a video-game like HUD. On the plus side, our national penis length average is about to go up a little bit   (money.cnn.com) divider line 156
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2014-01-05 07:51:21 PM  
So if I buy a rusted out '89 Geo Metro with 150000 miles everyone will think I'm packing a 12-incher?
 
2014-01-05 07:58:27 PM  

Twitch Boy: So if I buy a rusted out '89 Geo Metro with 150000 miles everyone will think I'm packing a 12-incher?


My first car was that exact car --- a 3 cylinder, 5 speed manual, in fact. I'm here to say that your theory is sadly incorrect.
 
2014-01-05 09:16:28 PM  
I'd love it if dashboard cameras came standard on all vehicles.  I record all my bike rides "just in case", but have yet to install cameras in my car.

/ NSA and the insurance companies would also love it...
 
2014-01-05 10:28:39 PM  
why SHOULDNT all cars have a hud? i''d like to never look at the dashboard.
 
2014-01-05 10:29:43 PM  
Worked for Hughes Aircraft back in the 80's.  When GM bought us, first thing they did was experiment with a HUD for their cars, built by our engineers.  HUD was discarded as being too distracting for the average driver.  Hmm...I wonder what changed?
 
2014-01-05 10:30:24 PM  
Why aren't there any readily-available dash cams? Those that are out there seem to be from no-name manufacturers and take some effort to find.
 
2014-01-05 10:32:10 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Why aren't there any readily-available dash cams? Those that are out there seem to be from no-name manufacturers and take some effort to find.


every electronics store sells "go-pro" cameras.
 
2014-01-05 10:32:11 PM  
i306.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-05 10:32:31 PM  

serial_crusher: I'd love it if dashboard cameras came standard on all vehicles.  I record all my bike rides "just in case", but have yet to install cameras in my car.

/ NSA and the insurance companies would also love it...


No. quick trips to the titty bar and to get snacks at the Sheetz/WaWa are of no consequences. and I'm tired of Insurance agencies dictating our lives.

If they don't like paying out on good claims, maybe they should stop issuing insurance policies.
 
2014-01-05 10:34:40 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: JohnAnnArbor: Why aren't there any readily-available dash cams? Those that are out there seem to be from no-name manufacturers and take some effort to find.

every electronics store sells "go-pro" cameras.


...which is not a dedicated, leave-it-in-your-car, don't-bother-with-it-until-you-need-to-prove-to-the-cops-that-the-cycl ist-you-ran-over-ran-a-red-light dashcam.
 
2014-01-05 10:35:08 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Why aren't there any readily-available dash cams? Those that are out there seem to be from no-name manufacturers and take some effort to find.


There are android dashcam apps out there that automatically upload video when too many Gs are incurred.  Get a suction mount and face the phone backwards in it.  Maybe $15 total vs hundreds for less functionality.
 
2014-01-05 10:35:18 PM  

Fano: why SHOULDNT all cars have a hud? i''d like to never look at the dashboard.


The reason GM tossed the HUD was because, in their testing, they found that drivers were actually more distracted having the HUD than they were having to look down at the instrument panel to check speed, etc.
The HUD pulled too much attention and the drivers, somehow, because they were facing the windshield, believed they were watching the road when they were actually staring at the HUD elements.
 
2014-01-05 10:35:48 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-01-05 10:37:15 PM  

Twitch Boy: So if I buy a rusted out '89 Geo Metro with 150000 miles everyone will think I'm packing a 12-incher?


I know a place where you can get your 12-incher for $5.
 
2014-01-05 10:39:09 PM  
But the gold chain ratio will go up as well....
 
2014-01-05 10:39:43 PM  
Sounds like subby is obsessed with penises.
I don't think the car you drive has anything to do with it.
Some people just like to spend their money on nice cars.
So what.
 
2014-01-05 10:41:13 PM  
The more frequent the references to 'Nice Car = Small Penis', the smaller the intellect and the greater the jealousy of the idiot making the reference.

/which explains why it's so common on Fark.
 
2014-01-05 10:42:03 PM  

Kenny B: [i306.photobucket.com image 850x637]


Sexy.
 
2014-01-05 10:44:48 PM  

Kenny B: [i306.photobucket.com image 850x637]


Dat ass!

I used to be a total Corvette fanboy (dad owned a '69 with one of those removable roofs) but as I grew up I realized there is much in the world of cars beyond the vette.

/still like them though
//saw a few 2014's going down the road -- awesome
///the museum in bowling green rocks!
 
2014-01-05 10:45:30 PM  
It sounds like it isnt a live HUD. Its video replay HUD so you can correct your tendency to hit the nitrous too soon.
 
2014-01-05 10:46:18 PM  
I wish a HUD could be overlaid on part of the windshield. That would be pretty nice and it could be restricted to maybe three or four elements showing, tops. Speed, gas, alerts. Maybe the fourth element could be navigation queues, like arrows indicating when to turn, distance info from goal.
 
2014-01-05 10:47:39 PM  
I can see lots of great YouTube vids coming from this. Sadly, given the number of talentless hacks driving Corvettes they'll mostly be of a frantically spinning horizon.

Kind of like when little kids are being taped riding bikes, the "hey guys, watch this!" effect this device will have in drivers should be truly impressive.

/not sure why this thread stayed phallic for so long, with so much other low hanging fruit to be had.
 
2014-01-05 10:48:35 PM  

slotz: Worked for Hughes Aircraft back in the 80's.  When GM bought us, first thing they did was experiment with a HUD for their cars, built by our engineers.  HUD was discarded as being too distracting for the average driver.  Hmm...I wonder what changed?


I think the deal is the HUD is added to the dash-cam recording, not actually on the windshield.

Basically, you drive like an asshole, and share the video with all the data printed on the video that shows how much of an asshole you are while driving.
 
2014-01-05 10:48:41 PM  

Fano: why SHOULDNT all cars have a hud? i''d like to never look at the dashboard.


THIS. They've been putting basic HUD's in one or two random models of car for decades already. There's no reason all cars shouldn't have a HUD at this point.

JohnAnnArbor: The_Original_Roxtar: JohnAnnArbor: Why aren't there any readily-available dash cams? Those that are out there seem to be from no-name manufacturers and take some effort to find.

every electronics store sells "go-pro" cameras.

...which is not a dedicated, leave-it-in-your-car, don't-bother-with-it-until-you-need-to-prove-to-the-cops-that-the-cycl ist-you-ran-over-ran-a-red-light dashcam.


I found a jillion of them on Amazon, which is where I bought mine. They're more popular overseas, so you'll see them produced by electronic brands not common to America. But mine coming from some brand I never heard of doesn't stop it from recording video to my microsd card... Search for dashcam on Amazon, read the reviews of some in the pricerange you're looking to spend and buy one. Heck, they have a bunch of them eligible for Prime.
 
2014-01-05 10:49:57 PM  

skinink: I wish a HUD could be overlaid on part of the windshield. That would be pretty nice and it could be restricted to maybe three or four elements showing, tops. Speed, gas, alerts. Maybe the fourth element could be navigation queues, like arrows indicating when to turn, distance info from goal.


GMC has pretty much that in some models.
 
2014-01-05 10:49:59 PM  

skinink: I wish a HUD could be overlaid on part of the windshield. That would be pretty nice and it could be restricted to maybe three or four elements showing, tops. Speed, gas, alerts. Maybe the fourth element could be navigation queues, like arrows indicating when to turn, distance info from goal.


I'd also like a nightvision image to be able to be overlaid at night. But I'd settle for just the basics so we wouldn't have to take our eyes off the road to glance at our gauges.
 
2014-01-05 10:51:06 PM  

skinink: I wish a HUD could be overlaid on part of the windshield. That would be pretty nice and it could be restricted to maybe three or four elements showing, tops. Speed, gas, alerts. Maybe the fourth element could be navigation queues, like arrows indicating when to turn, distance info from goal.


I'd also need total ammo left, hi score and lives remaining.
 
2014-01-05 10:51:38 PM  
I drove one in the new game Gran Turismo 6.  If the game is accurate, it is not too bad, but the GT-R Touring car is much better.   It tends to spin out a lot and is hard to slow down, also jumps the curb in turns a lot if you are not used to it.  Sony calls the game a driving simulator.  Not sure I could drive such a fast car in real life since you don't get to restart when you crash.
 
2014-01-05 10:52:41 PM  

baorao: It sounds like it isnt a live HUD. Its video replay HUD so you can correct your tendency to hit the nitrous too soon.


This is the intent.

drumhellar: slotz: Worked for Hughes Aircraft back in the 80's.  When GM bought us, first thing they did was experiment with a HUD for their cars, built by our engineers.  HUD was discarded as being too distracting for the average driver.  Hmm...I wonder what changed?

I think the deal is the HUD is added to the dash-cam recording, not actually on the windshield.

Basically, you drive like an asshole, and share the video with all the data printed on the video that shows how much of an asshole you are while driving.


This is the effect.
 
2014-01-05 10:53:04 PM  

Twitch Boy: So if I buy a rusted out '89 Geo Metro with 150000 miles everyone will think I'm packing a 12-incher?


I own both a 2-seater sub-compact and a 3/4-ton 4x4. The size-shifting is incredibly painful.
 
2014-01-05 10:54:03 PM  

rev. dave: I drove one in the new game Gran Turismo 6.  If the game is accurate, it is not too bad, but the GT-R Touring car is much better.   It tends to spin out a lot and is hard to slow down, also jumps the curb in turns a lot if you are not used to it.  Sony calls the game a driving simulator.  Not sure I could drive such a fast car in real life since you don't get to restart when you crash.


I'm pretty sure Top Gear tested this and found that, yes, Gran Turismo is insanely realistic... but your lap time will be a good deal slower in real life because of the fear of death.
 
2014-01-05 10:55:15 PM  
This will make it so much easier for the cops to bust you for speeding.
 
2014-01-05 10:55:32 PM  
Um....whatsa matter Subby, didums daddy dwive a Corvette and not wuv you da wight way?
 
2014-01-05 10:55:32 PM  
I was pleased to see a run time of 13 hours listed, possibly even in HD? I thought dashcams generally recycled on a 30 minute loop. Keep on improving.
 
2014-01-05 10:56:48 PM  
I wouldn't mind side cams, so when you get dinged by some wench that opens the door and just lets go and her door swings into the next car, and she doesn't even bat an eyelash, well, you can punch in her license into your phone and go to her house at 7pm and take a few swings at her doors with a sledgehammer.

/1 period, 1 capital
 
2014-01-05 11:02:26 PM  
Will I be able to post my high scores to Facebook?
 
2014-01-05 11:04:05 PM  

Piizzadude: Will I be able to post my high scores to Facebook?


OnStar will ensure that happens automatically.
 
2014-01-05 11:06:17 PM  
HUD was created before video games.
 
2014-01-05 11:07:45 PM  

bigsmellypenis: HUD was created before video games.


Yes, but the HUD from TFA is clearly inspired by video games.

i2.cdn.turner.com

Funny thing about articles... if you read them, you're less likely to say irrelevant things in the thread.
 
2014-01-05 11:08:50 PM  
I'm looking to get a camera system like this in my car to record autocross runs, but they're really expensive.  I could just cobble something together with the Torque app and a separate camera, but I can't find a reference for my car's extended PIDs, and I really want some of that extended data.
 
2014-01-05 11:10:52 PM  
What's stupid about it?
A:Toyota didn't come up with it first?
B: Your Jetta didn't come  with it?
C: You just hate American cars
/BTW this is to improve your driving
 
2014-01-05 11:11:13 PM  
I dunno, man. Most video games I know have much nicer looking HUDs than that. Colors all over the place, no consistency in design. It's a mess.
 
2014-01-05 11:13:15 PM  
All things being equal, this means that a woman that drives this, or a comparable car, must have a very small vagina. This explains why every time I see one driving a car like this I get all flustered and sweaty and think to myself "WOW THAT'S TIGHT!"
 
2014-01-05 11:15:05 PM  

Rhino_man: bigsmellypenis: HUD was created before video games.

Yes, but the HUD from TFA is clearly inspired by video games.

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 620x348]

Funny thing about articles... if you read them, you're less likely to say irrelevant things in the thread.

Except this is NOT HUD it's a performance data recorder
http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/5/5275778/2015-corvette-performance-d at a-recorder-video-game-driving
 
2014-01-05 11:16:03 PM  

Rhino_man: bigsmellypenis: HUD was created before video games.

Yes, but the HUD from TFA is clearly inspired by video games.

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 620x348]

Funny thing about articles... if you read them, you're less likely to say irrelevant things in the thread.


Don't be ridiculous. I'm never less likely to say irrelevant things in the thread.

Thanks, Obama.
 
2014-01-05 11:17:18 PM  

delsydsoftware: Twitch Boy: So if I buy a rusted out '89 Geo Metro with 150000 miles everyone will think I'm packing a 12-incher?

My first car was that exact car --- a 3 cylinder, 5 speed manual, in fact. I'm here to say that your theory is sadly incorrect.


You certainly had 12 inches...  12 inch rims.
 
2014-01-05 11:19:19 PM  

skinink: I wish a HUD could be overlaid on part of the windshield. That would be pretty nice and it could be restricted to maybe three or four elements showing, tops. Speed, gas, alerts. Maybe the fourth element could be navigation queues, like arrows indicating when to turn, distance info from goal.


You gotta get to the Fifth Element...she's hot
 
2014-01-05 11:20:55 PM  
One of these days this idea of needing a computer interface between a person and the world for everything will come to an end.
 
2014-01-05 11:22:07 PM  
Haters gotta hate

www.egmcartech.com
 
2014-01-05 11:22:21 PM  

slotz: Worked for Hughes Aircraft back in the 80's.  When GM bought us, first thing they did was experiment with a HUD for their cars, built by our engineers.  HUD was discarded as being too distracting for the average driver.  Hmm...I wonder what changed?


Two whole generations that have grown up surrounded by technology?
 
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