Mo’ betta than “Johnny Cab,” the robo-cabbie that ferried Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film Total Recall, Tokyo’s largest taxi service “Kokusai” plans to install nag-bots in their cabs to chastise you for forgetting your belongings behind. This system ought to be able to spot a cellphone or a wallet that slipped out of a pocket on the way out of a cab.
Forgot Something? Tokyo Cabs Want to Make Sure You Don’t
Wall Street Journal blog | September 4, 2013
…Tokyo-based taxi Kokusai Motorcars Co. plans to equip its vehicles with a camera system that automatically detects when items are left behind…[with] four small cameras — two under the front seats, one on the ceiling, and one in the trunk — to record images of the back seat before and after a passenger enters the taxi. If a passenger leaves the car forgetting an item that wasn’t there before getting in, the system sounds an alarm ...more...
← One of Tokyo’s ubiquitous Kokusai taxis.