уровня IELTS по английскому языку. № 21.
Прочтите следующую статью о новом
типе автомобиля и отметьте ( ) предложения от 1 до 6 T (Истина)
или F (Ложь).
the following article on a new type of car
and mark () sentences 1 to 6 T (True) or F (False).
in collaboration with the Sony Corporation,
has just developed what might be the car
of the future.
Pod (which stands for 'personalisation on
demand') is not yet in production but it
is already a major talking point. It is
a four-seater car with a 1.5 litre engine.
Nothing unusual there, you may think. But
you would be wrong. First of all, it doesn't
have a steering wheel. Instead it has a
joystick that you control with one hand.
But more significantly, the Pod has something
that no other car has - a personality.
notice something different when you see
it from the front. It is designed to look
like a face: the headlights are the eyes,
the sideview mirrors are the ears and the
grille looks like a mouth. When you approach
it, the grille lights up orange and 'smiles'
at you. At the same time, the doors open
and the seats turn toward you. It even has
an antenna at the back that wags like a
dog's tail to show that it is happy to see
there is a problem, the smile changes to
blue when it's 'sad,' for example when it
runs out of petrol, or even red when it's
'angry,' for example if it thinks you're
driving too dangerously. It senses how you
are controlling the car, for example your
speed and steering. It also detects how
you are feeling through special sensors
on the joystick; these measure your heart
rate and perspiration. It then reacts intelligently
by making adjustments such as altering the
suspension, changing the temperature or
playing relaxing music. Eventually, the
designers hope, the car and the driver will
come to 'understand' each other.
will our car be our friend in the future?
It all sounds like something from a science-fiction
movie, but amazingly, the thing already
You can't buy the Pod at the moment.
(2) The Pod has a normal steering system.
(3) The headlights come on when it sees
(4) The antenna moves when you approach
the Pod. T
(5) The Pod stops if you are driving badly.
(6) The Pod can change the way the driver
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