What a waste of time, money, and engineering talent. No benefit when vehicle is sitting with 22,000 of its friends in a parking lot. Has the new Ford lost its mind? Certainly lost their way.
According to a recently-published patent filed by American auto giant Ford, the latest frontier for this colonization is the inside of your car.
The company's patent filing describes a system that would equip cars with billboard-reading sensors, allowing cars to scan roadside signs for relevant information and then display them on screens inside smart cars. For example, driving past a McDonald's billboard would cause image and text recognition algorithms to automatically interpret the ad's contents, like an address or phone number, and then transmit that information to your car's dashboard display.