GM asked students from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Israel to create interactive displays for car windows, and what they came up with is beyond incredible! This interactive glass technology is still a prototype; however, even if it’s not on the market (yet!), the imagination and the innovation involved with this project and this idea is brilliant. The objective of the project is simple: to enrich the travel experience of passengers sitting in the backseats of cars, in particular, children. See where you are on a map, share music online, display messages to fellow backseat passengers in other cars; the multi-touch glass technology includes many interactive games and apps to keep passengers entertained throughout their journeys.
Most of us are familiar with the slang term “shotgun”. Well, if this technology were to come out on the market (which I hope it does), “riding shotgun” will be no longer be directed at sitting in the front seat; it’ll be “shotgun in the backseat!”