Driving the wave
Tell me your favourite song and carmaker Jeep will tell you where to drive. The car manufacturer developed an interesting online concept in Spain called “Drive your track”. Users are asked to upload their favourite song, then special technology reads the sound wave generated and finds a landscape that matches the shape of the wave. With a further click, users can discover the route to reach their destination and useful information about the places they may see along the way.
Why it matters
People have emotional connections with music. So mixing different categories to create a new kind of experience may reinforce the connection they have with the product itself. Is this kind of combination enough to differentiate your brand within a highly competitive market?
An increasing number of small car manufacturers are coming onto the market. W Motors is the latest sports car manufacturer to emerge in this market. The car produced in Lebanon, is the first to be constructed in the Middle East. The car has a signature diamond encrusted LED lights and is supposedly the most luxurious sports car in the world. In addition, the Hyper-Sport model will be the first and only car to ever integrate a fully functional holographic display with interactive motion.
The Netherlands are developing safer highways by incorporating a glow-in-the-dark component to them.
The glow effect will be achieved with the help of a special photo luminescent powder able to charge in the daylight and then illuminate the road for up to 10 hours at night. The idea has already won the Best Future Concept prize at the Dutch Design Awards.