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  • Oct 30, 2013
Have you ever wanted to say what you mean to a fellow driver but couldn't? If a foul, one-fingered gesture is too limiting, the new Drivemotion Animator can open up your options. It's an electronic device with an LED-light screen that attaches to the rear window via a suction cup, displaying preset or custom messages and animations to get your point across to the driver behind you. The Animator's software is 75 percent complete, and it has a Kickstarter page to help fund bulk purchases of the materials needed to make it. Drivemotion will hold true to its pledge to build it if at least $20,000 is raised by Nov. 21.

While a previous Animator (which is still available) came equipped with only preset messages and animations, the new one allows users to plug it into their computers via a USB port and program custom animations and messages in any language, according to Drivemotion. It can handle up to 15 frames per animation.

A remote control allows users to pick the message they want to display, and, yes, it's even possible to show a LED middle finger. Check out the video below to get a taste of how the Animator can enhance your time on the road.


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      sixsix
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have been wanting this for 10 years! "Use your turn signal" "Left lane is for passing only"
        TaekOne
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sixsix
        Ditto. I've always wanted a way to communicate stuff like, "Turn on lights," or, "Your blinker's on." But I don't think using it to visualize your anger would make this a better world...
      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      Shouldn't this be in the J.C. Whitney catalog, between the organ pipe speaker grilles and the package shelf cat with the eyes that light up with the brakes?
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      When someone flashes their headlights at you from behind I suppose you can flash them boobs on the screen. LOL
        straferhoo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        Or you can just move over to the slow lane. That is what that someone is trying to tell you.
      comrade slow
      • 1 Year Ago
      lamest implementation possible of what is a really great idea...
      b.rn
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't count the number of times I've wanted something like this (but better). It's also a very good thing I don't have something like this.
      groingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can just see it now, "But Officer, I was just watching the sign on the car ahead when I ran into your car and look, now the car is flipping you off see"
        11fiveoh
        • 1 Year Ago
        @groingo
        Not to mention the people playing with the remotes while road raging
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      ...and their target demographic is boys who just hit puberty
        mary.keana
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        So you have one on order for the back window of your Hyundai Accent?
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
        Pavel Goncharuk
        • 1 Year Ago
        well... This is a newer version with software that allows you to draw any animation or phrase (in any language) and save it to your gadget. also you can share your animations with your friends or download other users animations
      Pat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Based on the video, this is marketed a telling other drivers that you disapprove of their driving style ... while this is a dream for all of us, flipping someone the digital middle finger or mooning them will only result in more road rage!
      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Your honor, in that split second where you have to make a decision on whether to swerve or brake, my client was understandably distracted by this device who's sole purpose is to communicate driver intentions from the car in front of him."
      Hybridnetics
      • 1 Year Ago
      Greeeeaaat... More useless feedback from people who shouldnt be expressing it
        Pavel Goncharuk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hybridnetics
        exactly! that product is intended for polite drivers that do want to say "thank you" for a car that let's you in or if you cut someone's road.
      Matt Brown
      • 1 Year Ago
      Only terrible drivers will buy this. It should be set up so that when the driver thinks it's showing the finger, it actually says "Sorry, that was probably my fault."
        Rochester
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt Brown
        That's it exactly, Matt. Road Ragers will get in line to flip the bird.
        Pavel Goncharuk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt Brown
        well you always have an option of not using that animation... and if you do choose to use it then you would show a real middle finger in life.
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