Voice recognition and autonomous driving are two technologies that, while promising, aren’t completely ready for prime drive time – especially not when combined.
Voice recognition has been available in cars for years. And while not foolproof, it’s getting better.
Autonomous driving technology is newer on the scene, but it already exists in some vehicles on a limited basis, although legal issues will force drivers to keep their hands on the wheel for the time being. Apple has yet to introduce autonomous-driving technology like its Silicon Valley rival Google.
But the comedy group The Smart Department has created a video to show what a Siri/self-driving mash-up would look like.
The video is obviously a parody, although The Smart Department nails the soundtrack and smug tone of an Apple commercial. “Steeri automatically communicates with the various computer components of your car’s engine and steering system,” the video presenter says. “It’s simply that easy.”
In what may be scary to all but the most hardcore Apple fans, he adds, “If your car has computer parts in it, Steeri will take over. Never before has the driver had quite so much control.”
Or lack of thereof.
Originally published by MSN Autos