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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 22
    More: Stupid, Corvette Stingray, HUD, glove boxes, video overlay, telemetry, throttles, HD video  
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2014-01-05 10:48:35 PM  
3 votes:

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 10:39:43 PM  
3 votes:
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  
2 votes:
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.
2014-01-06 05:42:22 AM  
1 votes:
Subby sounds poor and jealous.
2014-01-05 11:44:27 PM  
1 votes:
Those are not Stingrays. They're certainly Chevys, and they may even be Corvettes, but the last Stingray rolled off the line in 1979.
2014-01-05 11:22:21 PM  
1 votes:

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?
2014-01-05 11:20:55 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:10:52 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:55:32 PM  
1 votes:
Um....whatsa matter Subby, didums daddy dwive a Corvette and not wuv you da wight way?
2014-01-05 10:54:03 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:52:41 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:48:41 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:47:39 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:44:48 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:35:18 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:34:40 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:30:24 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:29:43 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:28:39 PM  
1 votes:
why SHOULDNT all cars have a hud? i''d like to never look at the dashboard.
2014-01-05 09:16:28 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:58:27 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:51:21 PM  
1 votes:
So if I buy a rusted out '89 Geo Metro with 150000 miles everyone will think I'm packing a 12-incher?
 
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