I might buy if it were really KITT. As it is, the actual product isn’t all that clear in this new ad but I’m fine with that. Unfortunately, I could be wrong but it doesn’t sound like William Daniels doing KITT’s voice. Boo.
If your dad maybe mentioned the show, I can’t say you missed out. But I liked the car. Which is odd since I’m not a car kind of guy, but. Have a look at Knight Rider yourself.
Via The Medium Is Not Enough
It’s called Fixd and I’d be more likely to back this Kickstarter campaign if it were named KITT, but for someone like me with zero car knowledge, I can see a lot of reasons to fancy this:
Re/code has an interesting view on Google’s self-driving cars, the invention we’ve wanted since Knight Rider began in 1982. And it’s the invention we are surely most wary of:
The Google self-driving car has come a long way. On a demo excursion through Google’s Mountain View campus and surrounding neighborhoods today, the white Lexus self-driving test vehicle I rode in was much less of a conservative driver than I anticipated.
Sure, it followed the rules of the road, but it also accelerated into the open lane in front of us and then nudged itself around a truck that was edging into our lane so we could drive ahead without pausing.
Maybe I was kidding myself, but from my vantage point in the back seat, I didn’t feel unsafe in the least. The car braked for jaywalkers, paused when it was coming around a curve and couldn’t see whether the light in front of us was green or red, and skittered when it worried that a bus might be turning into our lane.
Liz Gannes – Re/code (13 May 2014)
Gannes’s full feature is a balanced look at the pros and cons of driverless vehicles and of exactly where we are with them now.