Kids these days have DVD players and Game Boys to keep them occupied on a long car trip, but General Motors is looking at ways to get them more involved in the actual journey. Their Windows of Opportunity concept adds interactive touch screen glass to the rear windows, allowing your little back seat drivers to find out things about the trip you're taking.
Developed in tandem with Future Lab at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Israel, the Windows of Opportunity (WOO) feature includes several apps.
Otto is an animated character that responds to objects you are passing, pointing them out to the passengers. He can also make comments about the weather and things like the traffic.
Foofu is a drawing app that lets you get creative, and which hopefully works better than drawing on the fogged up glass like I had to do when I was a kid.
Spindow lets you peek into the windows of other WOO users around the globe, which sounds like a stalker's delight.
Finally Pond lets you share music with other cars on the road, which sounds kind of like Spotify on wheels.
This all sounds kind of similar to that Toyota concept we saw last year, although it seems to be somewhat more ambitious. The concept is still several years away, which should give those PIPA/SOPA pushing congress members plenty of time to tell us why we can't have any of it.