Greetings blog followers! With the recent muggy and stormy weather coming to the northeast, I had some thoughts that I wanted to share with all of you. It all starts with a question that I haven’t been able to answer.
Why hasn’t a car company designed a remote control window system?
The other day I had a late meeting in Philadelphia. I was going to spend the morning working from home and then leave for the meeting around 1pm. It was supposed to be a hot day, so I went out to my car early and cracked the windows on each side. The idea being that my car would be at least slightly cooler with some ventilation. Roughly two hours later, it started raining. I grabbed my umbrella and ran to the car to close the windows. As soon as I went outside, my umbrella closed on itself (and me) and I could not get it open again. Then I stepped off the curb into a gigantic puddle, straight out of the movie Groundhog Day. The rain continued to pour down on me as I got in my car, closed the windows, and went back inside. I was soaked from head to toe.
Then I had a thought, if they make a keyless remote entry for your car, why hasn’t someone developed a remote that could close your windows? It would be useful in all sorts of weather related situations (yes, including my recent debacle). Imagine if you were in a meeting and you could see through the windows that storm clouds were rolling in. Think of how great it would be if you could just reach into your pocket, hit a button, and know your windows were closed. Even if you weren’t in a meeting, what if you were sitting at your desk and could see it started raining outside? Just the push of a button and you’d know the inside of your car was protected.
This system would even be useful at home. Perhaps your family BBQ, which was going all morning with no weather issues, was in the process of getting rained out. Between carrying the potato salad and the paper plates inside, you could easily forget your car windows were down. You could successfully get into your house, remember your car windows are open, hit a button, and close them up. With a remote control window system, you wouldn’t have to go back out in the rain ever again.
Car companies are always improving car technology, lately in leaps and bounds. Let’s make this a new leap, eh?
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