April 1, 2014

April 1, 2014 — In a surprising move ahead of Google and the self-driving car, Mojio today announced that it is releasing a HAL 9000 operating system to connect your car to your favorite people, places and things.

“HAL 9000 remains one of the safest, most reliable operating systems out there,” said Jay Giraud, CEO, Mojio. “We have full confidence that HAL will help take Mojio and your driving life to the next level of intuitive connectivity.”

Largely abandoned as an operating system since the late 1960s, Mojio has updated the system for today’s driver and added several new features including a “never off” feature and a driver alert mechanism that uses first names and common language.

“We’re excited to be bringing HAL to the connected car,” said Dave Bowman, chief engineer, Mojio. “From personal experience, I know that most mistakes happen because of human error, and HAL can help us change that.”

HAL 9000 comes pre-loaded with response phrases to common user errors, some of which will make driving more fun and more social.

“Just what do you think you are doing, Dave? — gets me every time,” said Bowman. “It makes me feel HAL is watching over me, which brings back memories of the good old days.”

Mojio is slated to launch later this spring…for real.