#472: Hearabouts

Car drivers often complain that they feel isolated from their surroundings, unlike their counterparts on motorcycles, for example.

Today’s invention is to connect their in-car entertainment system speakers to a GPS unit and a mobile comms link which will provide a local soundtrack -based on the vehicle’s location (and perhaps also the current weather conditions).

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This might involve regional music, snatches of conversation, wildlife noises, wind-in-the-trees, birdsong -anything which could help provide passengers in a car with an experience which is more embedded in the surrounding environment (It probably wouldn’t include enhanced road noise, if you were travelling on a motorway).

This might even have a calming, and slowing, influence on motorists.

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