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General Motors Researching HUD Windshields For The Elderly

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Detroit (MI) - The windshield of the future could have lasers, infrared sensors and even cameras. General Motors is developing this high-tech windshield to help elderly drivers see the road and obstacles. Using a coating that lights up when hit with ultraviolet light, the windshield will enhance objects and mark the edges of the road.

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    hannibal , July 21, 2008 12:42 PM
    Nice, but it does not improve the reflexes of old people, and how about something that the sensors don't recognice and don't enchange. It reguires human to say what is relevant and what is not.
    But interesting in spite of my skeptisism!

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    TwoDigital , July 21, 2008 2:40 PM
    We'll just have to start putting RFID tags on everything (our dogs, street signs, our rear bumpers, maybe our own foreheads?) :) 
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    hannibal , July 21, 2008 4:38 PM
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    blackz06vette , July 21, 2008 5:34 PM
    So they are going to have a huge indicator on the windshield that tells them when they have left their blinkers on for more then 10 minutes?
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    metacharacter , July 22, 2008 4:56 AM
    Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't RFID tags require the tag to move through the generated field to get powered? If that's the case, all you get is a scan of the objects you've mulled over.
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    Blessedman , July 22, 2008 5:11 AM
    Do we really need to encourage the elderly to drive?!