LED bumper “stickers”

Honda's onto something with their new Urban EV Concept Car

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I posted yesterday about Honda's new Urban EV concept car. And the more I thought about it, the more I realized every new car should come with a programable LED display. The car at the Frankfurt auto show had "#UrbanEV" on the screen, but that only scratches the surface. Imagine all of the potential uses...

 

Practical messages...

 Practical Messages.
 

Sweet sentiments...

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Wishful thinking...

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Of course you are proud of your kid...

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Maybe a little mild humor...

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A gentle reminder not to tailgate...

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I can see a future when every car has an electronic bumper "sticker" that can be changed with an iPhone app. So when your candidate loses unexpectedly, you can change it to "Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy!" Maybe the anti-tailgating reminder can be triggered by a proximity sensor. Want to build a social media following? Maybe you can go with "You're already following me in traffic, why not follow me on Twitter?"

And by the way, I built these quick Photoshop mockups with my new typeface, SbB Drivetrain 209. You can get it for free from Fontstruct if you are interested.


Bob Wertz writes about design, technology and pop culture at Sketchbook B. Bob is a Columbia, South Carolina-based designer, creative director, college instructor, husband and dad. He’s particularly obsessed with typography, the creative process and the tools we use to create. He's currently in the middle of a project to design a new shirt a week for an entire year. Follow Bob on TwitterInstagram and Micro.Blog.