Japanese company offers LCD screens for car sun visors!

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#1

What the hell…I thought it was dangerous enough with cell phones to distract drivers. Imagine someone yakking away whilst watching a movie. :eek:

This product is nice looking, but, I just wonder about safety. At least in many areas of the US…such a gizmo is illegal. Maybe they wont work if the car is in gear…whatever.

From the I4U article: The Visor LCD monitor features a 9.2 inch wide-screen with 800x480px resolution. The visor LCD monitor provides a much better and more relaxed viewing experience in the front of the car compared to the middle console monitors.


#2

In my opinion, that would make an excellent screen for GPS also, particularly since many GPS screens (especially the dash mounted ones) only typically have a 4" screen. :slight_smile:

However, for TV & movie viewing, I would imagine it being just as hazardous as a middle TV screen.


#3

Yeah, it looks nice. I guess it would be good to use if you were waiting in a parked vehicle (for driver side)…I guess.

I don’t really care much for it.


#4

The future for GPS is HUD’s, it’s really awesome. BMW and Merc has some out, very funky. I bet they’ll become common quite soon once they get into more middleclass cars.

Anyhoo, I do find it strange to see that we now have makeup-mirrors on the drivers side in new cars. Must be some EU-regulation, but I cant see how it’s safe in anyway. Those who are in need of makeup-mirrors (and blondes) are usually the worst drivers and having more distractions doesnt help.

Who are you calling prejudiced? :kiss: :disagree:


#5

My personal favourite is Drivers reading the Sydney Morning Herald while driving down the freeway @ 110KM/h

The SMH newspaper sheets are HUGE.