A concept (car) too far?

One of the strangest features on a concept car at this year’s Detroit Auto Show came courtesy of Smartcar’s forstars, a small utility coupe. It has a projector in the hood that lets drivers pull up to a blank white or grey wall and put on an impromptu movie show. Video/audio can stream via Bluetooth over an iPhone. The car carries a high-end audio system so movies sound good as well. So why didn’t they put an industrial popcorn machine in the back?

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on Dec 3, 2015

Concept car manufacturers are taking care of the entertainment part of the design, which is commendable but I think this feature is absolutely not required in any of the car whether it be a normal car or concept car. The core intention of any car is to commute comfortably but does anyone think of watching a movie through their car by using this projector in the basement. I don’t think so. If anyone wants to see movie then they can see it in the leisure time in their home in the very wide LED which is more comfortable. These cars are more prone to accident as this feature forces the folks to be bust experimenting the things. Apart from that car owner must take care of their car regularly and go to the best repairing center. From the starting of buying my new car I go to the most trusted Audi repairing center to make it commute in absolute fine performances. For more information about car repair you can go to www.motronix.net/services/audi-repair/

on Dec 3, 2015

Concept car manufacturers are taking care of the entertainment part of the design, which is commendable but I think this feature is absolutely not required in any of the car whether it be a normal car or concept car. The core intention of any car is to commute comfortably but does anyone think of watching a movie through their car by using this projector in the basement. I don’t think so. If anyone wants to see movie then they can see it in the leisure time in their home in the very wide LED which is more comfortable. These cars are more prone to accident as this feature forces the folks to be bust experimenting the things. Apart from that car owner must take care of their car regularly and go to the best repairing center. From the starting of buying my new car I go to the most trusted Audi repairing center to make it commute in absolute fine performances. For more information about car repair you can go to www.motronix.net/services/audi-repair/

on Dec 15, 2015

This concept is perfect for the entertainment. That means if the car driver with the family is on the long journey can enjoy the video like at home on television. Means standing in front of any wall to focus the projector fixed at the hood to play the video and the car has high quality sound inside that the members can enjoy without any fear. Means the video will be played outside on the wall and the sound is inside the car and the car is totally locked from inside and there is no fear of any danger and the car owner can enjoy the trip without getting bored. The concept is outstanding and I say that it should be developed and come as soon as possible in the modern cars now-a-days so that the car owners and the family can enjoy the journey they have. But the prior thing is that the need of adequate electronic diagnostics which can be done by a trained mechanics in a reputed service center with other services and free car wash and the car owner can save up to 25% maintenance cost and the car dealer gives 10% discount on the entire bill to the new comers. For these reliable services then contact on this URL:
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on Dec 21, 2015

The above concept of the implementing of this latest technology in the modern cars is a great invention and development in the automobile industry. The use of projectors in the hood of the car is a great system that to be implemented in the car system. If the car owner is on a long journey then he can travel a longer distance without getting bored. The inner side of the car is fixed with high quality stereo audio system that enables the quality sounds inside the car and the car is locked from inside and the video is played on any plain wall. And such types of cars are high electronically developed and it should be properly diagnosed at duly interval of time so as to maintain its performance very well. For more information regarding the maintenance and the services and the car owner can get 20-30% less service cost than any other dealers then contact on this URL:
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on Jan 28, 2016

I am in agreement with lots of information in this article about the concept. You're a unique author with the ability to put your views into crystal clear sentences. Anyone must be able to understand this.

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Jerry @ www.vinitysoft.com

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