• Mar 10th 2009 at 3:58PM
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In the near future, Ford vehicles may fire back a retort if you get cheesed off enough to yell at the car. According to the details of a patent filing, Ford is working on an Emotive Advisory System (EAS) that simulates emotions when interacting with occupants, and may also use an avatar to express itself.

The EAS also uses sensors to detect the emotional state of occupants and generate responses based on that data. We all tend to forge some kind of bond with our cars, but it's a little too fantastical and hilarious to imagine rocking down the blacktop in a new Taurus SHO and having the car say "You don't need to drive like a jerk just because you're mad at me."

[Source: swdelaw]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      The Dumbest idea ever, they should concentrate on more important issues.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Might be a fun distraction a long trip.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford might as well have William Daniels do the voice of this EAS. =]
      • 6 Years Ago
      Aaaaannnnnddd Skynet becomes self-aware sometime next year. And the T-101 model Terminator is actually a Taurus SHO transformer.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dammit, Stumpy. I wanted to say that! Now I have to think of something else just as clever.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm shocked that no one has made a KITT comment yet, Ford...electronic emotions...now just give me a car with all the toys that KITT has and I'm happy =)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thanks "Stumpy" I was gonna say that if no one else had.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nothing like having a car version of Bit**in' Betty.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thanks Ford! Now our cars will behave like our girlfriends!

      "What are you thinking about?"

        • 6 Years Ago
        What if the car is mad at you when you go to pick-up a girl on a first date?

        Just try to explain it :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      They may call them emotions, but since only organics can have those we'll have to settle for "Genuine People Personalities." I'm not ready to have a car with a GPP. I can hear it now..."brain the size of a planet and here I am stuck hauling your lazy butt around."

      It's good to see that Ford is planning for the future though. Now we know how the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation got its start...

        • 6 Years Ago
        Oh go stick your head in a pig.

        Share and enjoy!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Car is sad when you don't take it in for service.

      Gets mad and decides not to unlock the doors in the winter when you leave it out in the cold overnight.

      Yells at you for putting "the cheap stuff" in the tank.

      I'd take a face and voice over a random "bing bing" and a flashing light.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wouldn't it be better to put GPS systems in vehicles that don't run you off cliffs or into rivers or onto railroad tracks rather than one with "emotional responses"?
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