Like automotive magpies, we fall in love with something shiny. Now just to find a(nother) car to put it in.

In Japan there are various vehicle-related sub-cultures, from dekotora, to itasha. While the form in which they express their love for their vehicular avatar may differ, you can find modified and variously adorned cars in countries across the world. While the name for them may vary by English speaking area, most readers will be familiar with what this writer knows as boy racers, young people (usually men) who doll up their inexpensive hatchbacks so that they are virtually indistinguishable from top-end racing cars with their oversized spoilers and fancy automotive gizmos. A new product by technology company GReddy Sirius Vision would likely appeal to them, but also to the rest of us with their new futuristic digital omnimeter.

▼ Ooooh, shiny.

▼ Lit up at night, although Twitter user @taka11002 says they don’t know what to do to hide the wiring.

The GReddy Sirius Vision set from car parts manufacturer Trust is available through Trust‘s own website or Amazon Japan, and sells for 41,000 yen (US$374). What does that get you? How about the ability to display six measures of your choosing from the list below, to be shown by fancy, futuristic inorganic LED lighting? For the non-mechanically minded like myself, just the amazingly named ‘Boost’ six times would be ideal, projected Bat signal-like towards the driver’s seat. The suction cup on the bottom of the meter also means you can choose where to position the meters for optimum balance of seeing where you’re going and beautiful information overload.

▼ The advert shows the device in action, making even slow drives stupidly exciting.

While the lights are reminiscent of countless racing games, whether car or low-flying space ship, obviously comparing real-life driving to computer games is best avoided. That said, the device records your high score. Sorry, not high score – peak measurements. Completely different.

For reasons beyond this writer, SoraNews24 doesn’t yet provide its writers with company cars (with the exception of Mr Sato), so until then maybe there’s a way to rig up one of the Sirius devices on my mama chari bicycle; I wouldn’t want to accidentally break the speed limit or have my pedals overheat, plus it will look grand next to the scythes I keep thinking I need to attach.

Source: Trust via Hachimakiko
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