Blog: Dave LeggettVoice-activated owner's manual

Dave Leggett | 24 April 2003

Must say I like the sound of ATX's 'e-owner's manual'. My experience with the hardcopy versions is frequently frustrating due to the sheer quantity of information - some of it superfluous - that they contain and there is indeed a lot of cross-referencing. And they can make the voice-activated version relateable to the most commonly asked questions - such as 'what are the correct tyre pressures?' And you can also ask an operator for a response too. That could be handy. I recently changed a wheel on my Renault and the diagram in the owner's manual which supposedly identified the jack points under the car was simply appalling.

The e-owner's manual can also advise drivers and provide handy hints. Some people will find it more useful than others: 'You are advised that although it is raining lightly, visibility is currently five kilometres in every direction and that operation of the rear foglights is therefore unnecessary.'

http://www.just-auto.com/news_detail.asp?art=40846


BLOG

Colossal China powers on

I'm starting to get a small idea of the scale of things here in China, but really, I'm only scratching the surface of this vast country....

BLOG

China Hot Pot

Given the startling complexity of obtaining a journalist visa for China - the code 'J2' is now indelibly stamped on my mind - it was with some surprise how swiftly I managed to sail through airport im...



Forgot your password?