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Cars By Numbers


The South Korean penchant for posting phone numbers to cars to make it easier for boxed-in neighbours to find a way out. Contact information supplied to reduce social friction.

The car-phone-number is prophetic in a way (even though it belongs to the owner, not the car) – the vehicle is already a connected hub, although the feature is tucked away. If you could ask your car anything, what would you ask?

In what contexts would you want to fix your contact details to a vehicle of choice?

Anyway – it’s not a car. It’s an autonomously mobile, reservoir of power. Now: what platforms, services, features require significant power?

Seoul: car phone numbers