Tiwi spies on your children, so you don't have to
Black box for the kids
A new device called the Tiwi offers to spy on your children's driving by reporting their speed, manoeuvring, acceleration and even if they're wearing seatbelts, so the little blighters will be too scared to move by the time they're 18.
Unlike competing offerings, which just tell you where your children are, the Tiwi focuses on grassing up youngsters set on playing Need for Speed - Live. The box, which will set you back $549, uses an accelerometer to judge if a corner was taken too fast, or if traffic lights are being used for racing starts. The black box can be programmed to issue verbal warnings or alert the parent.
Said parent is sitting at home when they receive a text message, email or phone call, to let them know that little Jimmy is being a danger to himself and those around him. Unfortunately the device lacks the ability to administer a clip round the ear, or even to cut power to the engine, but parents can call up and yell at their offspring instead.
The Tiwi has an integrated mobile phone, and parents will have to pay $35 a month for such peace of mind. The company is however offering various deals and discounts to get the first few boxes out of the shop.
The company describes the Tiwi as "part driving instructor, part mentor, part guardian angel", and children will no doubt feel safer by knowing a parent is watching everything they do. Once they get out of the car they will of course face parental wrath, but there's always the option of running away from home. ®
if little Johnny or Joan is caught speeding, they should be forced to drive a vehicle with the top speed and aceleration of a milk float (a milk float would be perfect) for two years, that'd stop them.
@Michael think you are confusing K.I.T.T. with HAL
the ideal solution would be to have K.I.T.T. onboard that could take over if they were speeding.
C'mon Bill, you've got plenty of time on your hands now, errr maybe that isn't such a good idea as we dont want a BSOD at 70 m.p.h. :)
Knight Rider Satnav????
.....(What do you think you're doing, Dave?)
>Isn't that just like goldy and bronzy, only made out of iron?
I believe it's customary to give credit where credit is due, in this case to Baldrick. Unless you are Baldrick and Mister Cheese is a cryptic reference to his mouse trap.