[hcs-d] some guys drive a car with their iphone

Joe Zimmerman joe at hcs.harvard.edu
Tue Nov 10 22:58:20 EST 2009


Hmm, that's a good point. I'm sure one could doctor up a workaround, though.
After all, the applications are compelling -- once users are committed to a
system like this, they have to follow through on their plans. Can't depend
on the expertise of other drivers to save the day.

-Joe

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:45 PM, Alex Li <li at hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:

> Capacitive touchscreens don't work at all when wearing gloves! (Not sure if
> you intended this pun with your metaphor)
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:27 PM, Joshua Kroll <kroll at cs.princeton.edu>wrote:
>
>> I could see it working on a van, maybe. The question is how well the
>> touchscreen responds when you're wearing driving gloves. I mean,
>> you'll want instant response from the "Brake" button - you could hit
>> someone. Find yourself in the middle of imminent danger...
>>
>> Josh
>>
>> On Tuesday, November 10, 2009, Joe Zimmerman <joe at hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> > Really? I've heard that with the right software it works wonderfully.
>> Although it could really get hammered by the wireless interference in a
>> major city.
>> >
>> > -Joe
>> >
>> > On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:03 PM, Joshua Kroll <kroll at cs.princeton.edu <javascript:_e({},
>> 'cvml', 'kroll at cs.princeton.edu');>> wrote:
>> > In my opinion, the iPhone is a horrible car remote.
>> >
>> > Josh
>> >
>> > On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:44 PM, Liz Altmaier <altmaier at fas.harvard.edu <javascript:_e({},
>> 'cvml', 'altmaier at fas.harvard.edu');>> wrote:
>> >> Pretty cool. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x5IziyOcAg
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Elizabeth L. Altmaier
>> >> Harvard College '10
>> >> (cell) 415.602.5081
>> >>
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