Honda expands their Asimo line of robots
with a stunning 44 ft. unit developed specifically for Carmax
From the press release:
Based on Honda's Asimo robot, Carmax and Honda have developed a new version specifically for use in Carmax showrooms. The new version is much larger however - standing at roughly 44 feet tall. Because of its size, it is far less mobile but much more imposing. According to Thomas Folliard, V.P. of store operations; "We're already seeing an effect from the new Asimo sales force -- many potential shoppers are almost, to borrow a phrase, shocked and awed into buying a car.
I hate to be the voice of doom and gloom, but this sounds kinda dangerous.
Turn your webwasher off for this link
I hate banner ads, which is why I use webwasher, they're annoyingly large, wasteful, and don't work. The reason they are dying and taking the rest of the dot-com industry along with them.
I don't know much about Hondas or cars all entirely, but prius seems like a good idea, better fuel efficiency saves on money and doesn't pollute as much. The reason I like the ad though, is it's not intrusive, it doesn't have a 200k gif of a windows alert box telling you 'your connected is too slow. CLICK HERE to make it faster OK', it doesn't blink or use flash. It is tailored to a specific audience, people that look up directions and drive their cars, the product that the company sells.
I hope this is the future of advertising on the web, but then again, how exactly are you suppose to fish out people to buy your 'ultra small hidden bathroom cameras'?
Another domain battle begins,
as the Honda Motor Corp. is suing the owner of honda.net
, a fan site owned by a web designer. The owner has his own take on it
, and Alan Herrell wrote a nice summary too
. Come on Honda, let it go, this is a pointless fight.
Honda's releasing the first electric-gas hybrid car
this year. It claims to get up to 70mpg too. I love innovative vehicles and cutting edge design, but I have to admit I think it's butt ugly (although, this
does remind me of my old CRX
). I bet they'll want $30k-$50k for it too. So close, yet so far... (update: they want about 20 grand for it
- not that bad for an electric/gas car, but it is
still just a two-seater)