View Full Version : Talking cars like Knight Rider's could go on sale soon

March 12th, 2011, 02:56 AM
Remember the Knight Rider car? The one declaring "scanner indicating danger ahead", "your reflexes are slow" or "I shall activate a turbo-boost"?
A similarly futuristic car might hit the road sooner than you think, according to Klaus Draeger, BMW's head of research and development.

Many cars are already connected to computer systems, making drivers' and passengers' lives both more comfortable and safer.
But until now they have mainly been receiving information, so as yet they are not really engaging in dialogues, Mr Draeger says.
BMW's so-called Connected Drive concept, currently on show at the Geneva motor show, aims to change that.