It seems as though car companies are all rushing to have the latest and greatest technology in their vehicles right now – and South Korean manufacturer, Hyundai, are certainly no different. In fact, they’ve been working on a new app that is designed to make family life so much simpler. But what is this new system?
Intelligent Personal Cockpit
Back at the CES 2018, Hyundai unveiled something they were calling the Intelligent Personal Cockpit. While they seem to be quite a long way from the full version of this software, this new product is an excellent insight into what else could be to come. The new feature currently has no name, but it has some fascinating abilities – most of which are dominated by Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The concept has been designed to connect every member of the family to sync calendars, set reminders and tasks, and let everyone know about any trip updates or changes. If one parent has an important appointment they need to get to, for example, then the Hyundai system would tell the other one that they’d need to pick the kids up from school. It helps to avoid scheduling conflicts while also letting you know the best time to leave for certain events. The calendars, reminders, and tasks can all by synced from most cell phones along with other Hyundai systems, which means that it’s fairly compatible for the whole family.
As mentioned, this is all one part of a bigger plan from Hyundai who are investing in AI for their infotainment systems. It’s designed to work with their upcoming voice assistant and will even be able to control certain external voices, such as a wireless speaker. Eventually, this will be an all-singing and all-dancing piece of technology that can help make family life that much easier. They’re hoping to even be able to link things like your Crock Pot at home… All thanks to the power of AI!
Hyundai are working hard on their Intelligent Personal Cockpit and it’s likely they’ll release new features over time. We can’t wait to have a car that can plan our lives…
40+ Quirks That Scottish People Don’t Realize Are Bizarre
The art of being Scottish is that the cold doesn’t bother them anyway. We’re starting to think Elsa was Scottish too. This picture sure makes one wonder if Scottish people have skin of steel or if are they just borderline insane due to a lack of vitamin D.
There’s a completely normal man dressed in a sweater while the locals are sunbathing in 16 degrees temperature; if that’s not crazy, we don’t know what is.
Is it just us or do Scottish people always carry change? As annoying as it is to carry coins around, the process of getting rid of them is even more challenging.
It’s frustrating and embarrassing when you hold an entire queue of hungry people as you shuffle through your bag for change. However, Scottish people are always here for you; they wait and are glad to get the coins off you.
Grilled or Roasted?
Okay, that toast is child abuse, alright. The fact that they call it roasted instead of grilled is so interesting. Calling it roasted makes it seem like a protein of some sort rather than just some cheese and toast.
We just hope that these parents learn how to make roasted cheese because, if it were us, instead of this kid, we’d pass out from starvation. Call it grill or roasted, please don’t turn the poor toast into char.
Pasta in Pies?
Um, eww? We get how carbs provide energy and you need that to start off your day, but come on, man! Couldn’t a regular pie work instead? Why do you have to put the pasta in everything?
This poor guy probably wanted lunch during breakfast because we don’t know how else to explain this insanity. The crazy thing about this picture is that the longer we look at it, the more appetizing it starts to look. Let’s stop now!
Burnt Rolls, Anyone?
We don’t know who the Scottish people are fooling, trying to sell burnt rolls in the name of Scottish rolls. Looking at the picture, we’re not even sure how that’s even edible at all.
Those rolls would give anyone heartburn, for sure. The picture is clearly an exaggeration of what the rolls are like in real life, but come on! You don’t have to brown them so much; they are basically charred at this point.
Colder Than Ice
That is some nightmare weather going on in that picture, yet there is a group of women doing a charity run. We are pretty sure that, anywhere else other than Scotland, this weather would cause schools to close down.
Most people would hardly make a block walking in this cruel weather and, here, there are hundreds of women doing a charity run. Who needs a man of steel when you have a nation filled with steel skinned people?
What is Scotland?
Somebody, please teach them how to make a cheeseburger, please, because what they served is just a crime on a platter – nothing else. How do they not know what a cheeseburger is? It is quite truly astonishing.
A bun filled with cheese deep fried should never have been put on the menu to begin with. Fix this mess, please, Scotland. We need some sort of redemption and an apology.
Unicorns Are Real, Okay?
To top off all the craziness, the national animal of Scotland is a Unicorn. Yes, you’ve read it right. As bizarre as it really is, it’s true that this nation truly believes in unicorns and have put a mythical creature as their national animal.
Why? We do not know. It’s just another one of the crazy Scottish traits that we will never understand, so even trying is just a waste of our time.
Do they have sizing issues or have they never seen a big light in their life? Good lord, that light is not in any way, shape, or form a big light. What would they call a chandelier then?
Also, why do they have the lights on? It clearly shows that it’s day time in the picture with enough natural light coming into the room. Oh well! We guess we will never know.
Why do they throw trees? Well, firstly, it’s because they are strong and, secondly, because they’ve been doing it since medieval times. They had to transport pine trees down the mountains and across canyons to build houses. To make things easier, people would throw the logs off the mountains and that eventually became a sport.
Yes, it is for entertainment purposes only, and this sport means no harm even if the log does crash into your brand new car somehow. Please do not try this at home!
As much as a sad sight this barbeque might be, in all honesty, this is the best they can do without suffering a loss. It rains all the time there, anyway; they can’t even do a decent barbecue in peace because of it.
So, buying a 50 dollar fancy metal barbecue machine would just be a waste of money. As long as the food tastes good, it’s all that matters at the end of the day.
St. Patrick’s Day
Why not, mate? Scotts love to celebrate, and any celebration is a good excuse for a good celebration. Plus, there is a good possibility that St. Patrick was born in the Scottish town of Kilpatrick in 387AD.
Lastly, a lot of Scottish people are of Irish descent, so St Patrick’s Day helps them connect with their ancestors as well. So, let them have some fun, Slàinte Mhath! Either you join the party, or just go home.
We’re starting to think that Scottish people really don’t believe in normalcy; when have you ever heard of an ice cream truck delivering bread, milk, and sweets? We guess we’ll have to take a trip to Scotland to even begin to fathom their craziness.
Just imagine an ice-cream truck coming into your neighborhood and, instead of kids piling up in a line, it’s middle-aged women all in line for some household essentials.
We Are Pastaholic
During the 1890s, a lot of Italians decided to move to Scotland in order to escape the famine, and so they have a bit of Italian in themselves. This pretty much answers why they love pasta so much.
A fun fact: a significant cultural trait that is shared between Italy and Scotland is Macaroni pie. So, basically, pasta is in their blood. So, we might as well buzz off and let them enjoy their pasta pies.
Heck, It’s Summer for Us
Scotland is wet, windy, and cold all year long. So, naturally, they have extra tolerance for the cold weather. The weather in Scotland largely falls into an East/West split, which gives them rain and fewer sunny days than average.
So, they are not missing any chances on a sunny day. Let them enjoy their sun peacefully, thank you! Their skin is also made out of steel people, do not forget.
This is one of their craziest obsessions. Scottish people will not refer you to a doctor if you ever discuss your health issues with them.
Instead, they’ll show you the way to a drugstore to get some Sudocrem because they believe, no matter what your problem may be, it will most definitely be solved with this magic cream. All you have to do is just apply it, and your broken legs or lethal illnesses will all be gone in no time.
Salt in Our Porridge
Salt works as a good preservative. Scotts salt their porridge and then make a thick paste out of it and store them. The paste will eventually solidify, and then it is sliced up and served as a kind of a savory flapjack. Oh, they also do this just to annoy their visitors.
So, the next time you’re visiting Scotland and you’re offered porridge, think twice before having some. You can thank us for this warning later.
Peculiar New Year Celebration
Will somebody please call the fashion police? What are these people wearing and why are they in this freezing cold water? Only and only in Scotland will you see this craziness from kids to old geezers all in the ice-cold water in the coldest month of winter.
Somebody, please show them that there are way better, more healthy, friendly ways of celebrating a new year. We’re surprised that no one is catching a cold here.
Tasty Delicious Haggis
Haggis might look a bit off, but they are freaking delicious. Scotts hate to waste food, especially when the land and climate are so cold and barren. So, haggis was a way to prevent wastage of oatmeal or animal organs in the past.
Both the oatmeal and animal organs, which they call “offal,” were mixed and boiled inside the stomach of an animal. See, it is not that disgusting! We would just suggest not to look at it if you’re planning on having it.
The most mesmerizing part of Scotland has to be the views. No matter how much you complain about the people and their weirdness, this redeems it all. Just look at this gorgeous natural masterpiece!
It looks like the set of Game of Thrones but only better. We would advise you to visit Scotland – if not for the people, but just for the beautiful sceneries, you get to see.
Soda is Juice
Yes, Scots call all fizzy carbonated drinks “juice” – but, hey! Don’t hate them for calling coke or other fizzy drinks that. What is coke made of? Caffeine, right? Caffeine comes from coffee beans, which are fruits.
So, if any drink that is made using fruits is called a juice, then coke is technically a juice. Fizzy drinks = Juice (Proved). Coming from us, an outsider, we just have to say that it’s just a little weird!
Food in a Mug
Yes, in Scotland they only believe in having their food in a mug. In addition to pasta pies and oats, this is one of their favorite things to do. You have to admit, though, it does make things a little easier.
Just think about it – you don’t have to do any dishes; just one lone mug. How easy! Plus, mugs also have handles making it even more hassle-free to move around the house with your meal.
When the Dressing Senses Fail
Number one, where is your school’s dress code? Why are you wearing a miniskirt during fall? Lastly, how are you not passing out from hypothermia? Questions, questions! We guess the last question is answered by the girl herself.
We don’t know what Scottish people eat to make their blood so warm. Whatever it is, we people who suffer from cold feet sure are in need of some blood transfusion from this girl.
Irn-Bru is Love
It’s illegal not to love Iru-Bru. It’s like the best drink there ever was. You see, Scotts’ love for drinks is very evident through their celebrations, so hangovers are the natural enemies, and Irn-Bru aside is so nice that it fixes hangovers.
Now, isn’t that amazing? Again, it’s the best drink ever and it’s essential for society. For us “foreigners,” though, it just takes like metal and acid – no offence to you Scotts.
It’s extremely awkward and hilarious that Scottish people just randomly and casually just drop certain curse words everywhere. For a foreigner, this would be highly infuriating and shocking.
We don’t know what’s funnier: the fact that this woman confused chocolate for a mole on her tinder matches or just casually dropped a certain word without giving it any thought. Anyway, we sure hope she finds a good match for herself.
Our Village, Our Pride
They name it because they actually love that place. Also, it would be awkward if they named a place after something they hate, like “Hangover.” Also, by naming a village after something they love, they can help other Scottish people know about it as well.
Everyone in the town will get a shoutout and, if that isn’t love, we don’t know what is. It’s a cute sentiment, you can’t deny it.
Does this look a little inappropriate to you? Only in Scotland will your eyes have to feast upon a sight like this where, instead of the head, the local Scotts decided to hang the backside of a cow.
Yes, they’ve even included its mammary glands. We don’t know about you, but this is truly confusing to us. What were they even thinking and what exactly was the point of this?
We Love Scotland
Why are they so patriotic? Because they love Scotland, and it is the very best country there is. In 1320, the Declaration of Arbroath was written, so it asserted the ancient distinctiveness of Scotland as an attempt to go against English aggression.
So, when they say “We love Scotland,” they mean every syllable of it. We have to love the Scotts for their undying love for their country. It’s too cute; admit it, guys.
Calling kid’s fares, ‘a half’ – is that the sensible thing to say? It is very common for a kid’s bus fare to be half of an adult’s bus fare, so calling them half is not wrong. Plus, a kid is half the size of an adult.
So, this works from every aspect you look at it from. In your face, world! Scottish lads are smart as well. People from other nations could learn a thing or two from them and start implementing these to their nations too.
Soup of the Day
We have to give them an “A” for creativity. If this doesn’t attract customers, we don’t know what will. We for sure would be delighted to have some tears of our enemies for all three meals in our day.
Now, if you’re mad at someone or feel betrayed, you know where to go! All we ask for now is to know how much the price is for our enemies’ sorrows.
Jay or J?
Now, this name could be a real-life problem for any guy from India or Korea working at a store in Scotland. This is because they pronounce the alphabet J as Jay, and Jay or Jae just happens to be a very common name for Indians and Koreans.
They also pronounce the letter K as Kay. Just imagine the struggle of those people trying to explain their names to Scottish people. Like, no! My name is not J, it’s Jay.
Kids in Bars
Scottish kids are a pro when it comes to bars; they’ve been going there since infancy almost. Their parents probably took the saying ‘start sooner than later’ a bit too seriously.
In all honesty, though, we don’t understand why they felt that it was okay to bring kids in bars at all. While they enjoy their time, the poor kids are pushed to a corner drinking a bottle of coke and eating a packet of crisps.
Wain Means Kid
Calling kids “weans” or “wains” is common slang in Scotland. It is a combination of the syllables “wee” and “ane” or “wee” and “yin” – both of these mean “Little one.”
Thus, you know now that not everything they say is bad; they are nice people too. Since they have graciously shared their knowledge with us, we too can all start calling our kids wains – it just makes more sense, you know.
Our Square Sausage
What is wrong with square sausages? It is meat that has been shaped into a square, using a square-shaped tin instead of a weird skin-tube. Plus, it is more plate friendly, as it is less likely to roll off the plate-like round sausages.
Square sausages are far more practical anyway. You can easily put them in between bread and make a sandwich, whereas the regular ones would be a pain to use.
Tartan is Fashion
Tartans is a part of Scottish fashion. Originally, wearing tartans was banned by the English during the 1700s in an attempt to stop the warrior clans from rebelling. After the ban was lifted, tartans were adopted as the national costume just to nationally say “F… Off” to the English.
Next time, we advise you to think twice before commenting something out like that. Don’t make the Scotts your enemies, people!
We Love Our Oats
Hey, oats are freaking delicious, and that’s a fact. Since the Middle Ages, oats have been the chief staple crop of Scotland. Oats are perfect for Scotland’s harsh weather; it does not require much sunlight and grows well in a dreich climate.
If it’s that perfect for them, so why not let them use it in everything? Just like pasta in pies, oats are another obsession they just can not leave behind.
Guys Wearing Kilts
First of all, do not compare kilts with skirts because they are not skirts. Secondly, Scottish men love to wear kilts because we have much bigger things than you average wee men. Trousers simply cannot handle it.
Plus, it’s extremely more comfortable and more airy than any regular trousers. Just try it and we swear that you’ll never look back again. It is also a lot more aesthetically pleasing.
Yes, Even Dinosaurs
Now, this is something that we can all agree on, and it’s a special treat for you animal lovers. Well-behaved dogs should be allowed everywhere, and it doesn’t even end there; you can also bring your cats, alpacas, dolphins, and even dinosaurs, given that you have made an appointment beforehand.
They’ve just made it very clear that they prefer pretty much anything over kids under five. No one wants to deal with crying and wailing!
Yes, they only believe in batter frying. Why? We do not know. The only reasonable explanation is that we lack the superior taste buds that they have and that we cannot understand the true delicious flavours they experience while eating everything batter fried.
It is either that, or they lack taste – that is all we can think of. Be aware of what you order in Scotland, though; not everything will be of your taste.
What satisfaction do they get from burning literally everything? We do not know and probably never will. That shall remain a secret for only the Scotts. What are these superior taste buds we are lacking?
From our knowledge, when something is burnt, it is not edible anymore; it’s clearly not what the Scottish people think – that’s for sure. We wonder what Gordon Ramsey would say about this atrocity. Please stop burning everything, it’s a request!
For them, it’s more than just New Year. They have a huge three-day-long celebration that comes from their Viking culture. If you didn’t know, from the 17th century to 1950, Christmas was banned in Scotland, and so they had to come up with something to party to in winter.
Now, they have ended up with three celebrations, and they don’t hate it. More Party, more Fun. We also want an invitation to their parties.
Nope, the names have nothing to do with the size, shape, flavor, or color of the candy. They named them after whatever they could have imagined, and, of course, the names had to be of the many beautiful places in their nation.
To us, it is an act of patriotism and love for their habitat. This way, even people who don’t live in Scotland will get to know a lot about it.
Swearing – Our Second Language
Do Scotts swear that much? Well, it all began with swearing their oaths and their loyalty to the clan leaders by using bold terms like “Bloody f… on God’s blood” just to prove their seriousness.
Besides that, swearing helps them to get things out of their heads and keeps the mind at peace. In all seriousness, though, we do think they don’t mean to insult anyone when they say the word; it’s just what they are used to!
English but in Scots
No, it’s not an accent. Scots is a distinct and separate language of the Germanic family that evolved correspondingly with English. Language is a medium to express your ideas and feelings, so when they say, “aye pal! What yer problem?
Am I disturbing ya?” – they say it with all their heart and soul poured into it. So, listen up here, you lot stop pointing ya fingers on how we write!
Here, Am I Scottish, Yet?
Yes, you’ve heard it right – without saying the word ‘here’ at the start of every single sentence, you just cannot be Scottish. We don’t understand what satisfaction they get from saying that, but it’s their language, and we do not question it.
It could be a question or a statement, but ‘here’ must be present. Such as, “Here, are you going to the school tomorrow?” or “Here, I’m not going ter school tomorrow.”