Cease me should you’ve heard this one earlier than: a massive, mild up sign designed to displayed on the roof of a automotive carrying paid passengers. It’s not precisely the type of invention that’ll catch the world on hearth – particularly with all of these yellow, checkered cars driving round with a one thing comparable on prime. At the very least, nevertheless, Uber’s new patent might discourage individuals from by accident hopping into the fallacious stranger’s automotive.
Uber’s newly granted “Iluminatable Signage System” patent particulars a skinny, mild up placard designed to be displayed on the “roof of a car or suitably dimensioned mobile setting.” The automotive service first utilized again in 2014 and eventually acquired the grant simply this week, making its emblem much more outstanding than the tiny signage displayed on the sprint of many drivers.
Naturally, simply because the firm utilized for the patent, doesn’t imply we’re going to see the streets awash with Uber taxi indicators any time in the close to future – or ever, for that matter. What’s notable, nevertheless, is the identify listed instantly after acquainted Uber names Travis Kalanick and Shalin Amin.
Yves Behar is, of course, a acquainted identify in these elements. The Swiss designer has created some of the extra iconic hardware designs of the previous couple of many years, together with Jawbone’s Jambox and OLPC’s inexperienced and white XO laptop computer. And who can overlook this robot crib?