Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Not without my dog

My favorite carmaker, Honda Motor Co, has designed a car that's friendly for dogs. A special crate for dogs in the glove apartment allows owners to interact with their pets while driving. [By interaction, I assume they mean the driver can pet her dog at a red light. Not teach it to beg or play dead.] A bigger crate pops up from the floor in the back seat area and can be folded back into the floor when it's not needed. For even bigger dogs, just buckle them up with a special seat belt to the floor.

The W.O.W. Concept, which stands for "wonderful openhearted wagon," shown to reporters recently, is an exhibition model with no plans for commercial sale that will be exhibited at the Tokyo auto show later this month.

The W.O.W comes with removable, washable, rollout flooring and has wide sliding doors to keep dogs happy. "We created this vehicle from the point of view of a dog, but it turned out to be a gentler vehicle for the elderly, children and other family members," said Honda designer Katsuhito Nakamura.

If they ever decide to mass produce the car, I'd be the first in line to buy it. Imagine! A car where pets and children (and maybe even an old hag of a mother) can be transported around in crates!!! WOW indeed!

1 comment:

Ringohime said...

From the point of view of a dog... :P