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(Mashable)   We have now reached the point where your car wants you to buy things from it   ( mashable.com) divider line
    More: Weird, General Motors, special GM section, dashboard infotainment consoles, commerce platform, GM Marketplace, new commerce platform, in-dash commerce platform, in-car commerce options  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2017-12-05 11:58:26 AM  
Touch "ACCEPT" now to purchase 10 more brake applications.
 
2017-12-05 01:39:53 PM  
I just bought a 2017 Chevy Cruze. I hope this crap doesn't show up on my dashboard. Is there an opt out? Can I hack the infotainment center?
 
2017-12-05 02:09:44 PM  
I figure this is going to be a part of self-drive cars experience - advertisers pay you to watch their ads while you commute.

Most people will be renting AV just for the trip - advertisers will say "We will pay for the next 10 minutes of your trip if you watch this 30 sec ad and answer 3 questions at end".

People have option - free travel if watch ads, or do your own thing and pay for the rental.
 
2017-12-05 02:18:16 PM  
I can buy things without getting in a car.
 
2017-12-05 02:41:43 PM  
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2017-12-05 03:04:32 PM  
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2017-12-05 03:11:14 PM  

PirateKing: I just bought a 2017 Chevy Cruze. I hope this crap doesn't show up on my dashboard. Is there an opt out? Can I hack the infotainment center?


You can just not enter payment information and never touch the button on the screen.
 
2017-12-05 03:12:57 PM  
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2017-12-05 03:15:11 PM  

PirateKing: I just bought a 2017 Chevy Cruze. I hope this crap doesn't show up on my dashboard. Is there an opt out? Can I hack the infotainment center?


Also, what made you choose the Cruze? I test drove it with high hopes, but the engine is still a slug, and the interior plastic was very cheap feeling, with plastic flashing. I looked at an LT.
 
2017-12-05 03:23:50 PM  
Pretty soon we will all get emails from our car, asking us to leave a short review of the job it did today.
 
2017-12-05 03:32:33 PM  
Is this really any different than your free road atlas being covered in Stuckeys and Esso logos?
 
2017-12-05 03:42:09 PM  
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The people are hungry for more than just food. They crave distractions. And if we don't provide them, they'll create their own. And their distractions are likely to end with us being torn to pieces.
 
2017-12-05 03:55:57 PM  
My car pays the hooker or the hooker works for my car?
 
2017-12-05 04:08:20 PM  
It's like we really needed gas station TV too.
How long before you go to the gas station, and when you put your card in, the gas pump will show you ads just for you, or your favorite TV show? But probably just ads, unless you have the new 2018 Dodge Ram that you saw on the gas pump last month. Then you get to watch all of Game of Thrones, since it will take you that long to fill your truck up.

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2017-12-05 04:22:31 PM  
Get ready for in-car advertising....
 
2017-12-05 04:26:13 PM  
The Regalia called from FFXV, Squeenix wants their royalty cheque.
 
2017-12-05 04:43:11 PM  

Raoul Eaton: Get ready for in-car advertising....


I don't listen to the radio.
 
2017-12-05 04:57:38 PM  

Russ1642: Raoul Eaton: Get ready for in-car advertising....

I don't listen to the radio.


I'm fairly sure that in some conference room somewhere people are laying plans to hit you with in-car ads whether or not you have your radio on.  But they'll probably let you drive an ad-free version of their car for a small fee.
 
2017-12-05 05:15:22 PM  

Raoul Eaton: Russ1642: Raoul Eaton: Get ready for in-car advertising....

I don't listen to the radio.

I'm fairly sure that in some conference room somewhere people are laying plans to hit you with in-car ads whether or not you have your radio on.  But they'll probably let you drive an ad-free version of their car for a small fee.


You're completely missing the point, which is that in-car ads are almost as old as cars themselves. It's nothing even remotely new.
 
2017-12-05 05:26:14 PM  

Russ1642: Raoul Eaton: Russ1642: Raoul Eaton: Get ready for in-car advertising....

I don't listen to the radio.

I'm fairly sure that in some conference room somewhere people are laying plans to hit you with in-car ads whether or not you have your radio on.  But they'll probably let you drive an ad-free version of their car for a small fee.

You're completely missing the point, which is that in-car ads are almost as old as cars themselves. It's nothing even remotely new.


Having to pay to turn them off is what will be new.  Automakers are taking a cue from Fark software developers.
 
2017-12-05 06:52:10 PM  

PirateKing: I just bought a 2017 Chevy Cruze. I hope this crap doesn't show up on my dashboard. Is there an opt out? Can I hack the infotainment center?


The only winning move is not to play.
 
Ant
2017-12-05 07:11:56 PM  
"Hot isn't it? Bet you wish you had air conditioning. Touch here to upgrade to the ultimate edition of your car for only $2995.95"
 
2017-12-05 10:36:04 PM  
Where do these weird hypothetical people of the networked future live that they're constantly having to reserve space in advance for where they can eat?
 
2017-12-06 08:02:06 AM  

nytmare: Where do these weird hypothetical people of the networked future live that they're constantly having to reserve space in advance for where they can eat?


In fashionable and trendy places.  Anyplace you can just walk into and sit down?  You don't want to eat there.  Dining choices must be validated by others of their social class and professional network.
 
2017-12-06 10:02:51 AM  
Sounds like an awesome concept.  It'd be pretty handy to tap the restaurant app, place your order via voice just like you would at the drive-thru, maybe have an electronic voice read it back to confirm the order, then pull in the lot and have it brought to your door... or go thru the drive-thru if it's not backed up.  GPS could tell the restaurant when you're getting close so they can have it ready right when you get there.

Or just pull up to the gas station, tap the control on your dash, get out, pump, and pull away all paid up.

The McDonald's app is actually very close to this, but it's a little clunky to order much food through it.  Still, the coupons are nice.

This would be 100x more useful than the dumb applications that are built into my minivan.
 
2017-12-06 11:07:44 AM  

MessinAr: Sounds like an awesome concept.  It'd be pretty handy to tap the restaurant app, place your order via voice just like you would at the drive-thru, maybe have an electronic voice read it back to confirm the order, then pull in the lot and have it brought to your door... or go thru the drive-thru if it's not backed up.  GPS could tell the restaurant when you're getting close so they can have it ready right when you get there.

Or just pull up to the gas station, tap the control on your dash, get out, pump, and pull away all paid up.

The McDonald's app is actually very close to this, but it's a little clunky to order much food through it.  Still, the coupons are nice.

This would be 100x more useful than the dumb applications that are built into my minivan.


Yes. And you put that hardware and software on smartphones, not right into cars themselves.
 
2017-12-06 12:32:24 PM  
But remember kids, don't text and drive.
 
2017-12-06 02:16:43 PM  
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Shiat like will make people long for cars that don't have "features" like this.

That 1980 Chevy sitting out back will be worth a ton once people have no choice when buying new means having to by something the size of a smartcar (for CAFE regulations) that does nothing but feed you a steady stream of commercials for accident lawyers and "male enhancement" pills.

I'll keep my feature-poor 1957 Bel Air, 2002 Jeep, and 2012 ES-350 thankyouverymuch.
 
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