Designmai is over and i have tons of stories i hope to find the time to blog:

Carhood, by Dutch designer Lieke Ypma, gives car drivers a proper channel to talk to each other while driving.


The wireless LAN network enables car-to-car communication with the cars alongside (the system works over 300 meters distance). If a car driver meets a friend or neighbour on the streets, he can call the other car, by activating the sensors in the roof. A car-to-car connection, similar to an open phone connection, is created.

The idea takes advantage of one of the car-to-car consortium projects that would see European vehicle manufacturers equip all future cars with WLAN enabling technology. Its first aim is to enhance safety on the streets, although the system will be capable of performing many more applications, such as carhood.