Hatsune Miku, recently wed (in holographic form) to a Japanese fellow, has a new gig:
The “Let’s Drive with Miku!” project includes a customized Honda S660 automobile with integrated support for osoba, a smartphone application for iOS that allows voice-interaction with fictional characters. With osoba, the Miku-mobile will comment on subjects such as mileage and fuel levels as well as providing maintenance reminders for oil changes, tire rotations, and so on.
Of course, the tiny S660, out of Japan’s kei-car class, isn’t sold here, but:
American Honda Motor Co. president Tetsuo Iwamura was quoted as saying “I would personally fight for it,” to come to the United States if the US market asked for it.
One can only hope.
(Via @Joanna Blackhart.)