Penguins are all the rage these days. Just look at the buzz generated from the documentary "March of the Penguins," and the upcoming animated feature "Happy Feet." It's pretty safe to say that penguins are the "Ninja Turtles" of the new millennium.
So, why stop at features and plush toys? Well, those forward thinkers over at Pioneer will be damned if they are going to sit on their butts and let this flightless bird fad pass them by without getting their piece of the pie. At CEATEC, an electronics trade show in Japan, Pioneer introduced a penguin that will help you become a better driver. Or at least we think that what it does. The Google Japanese to English translation is a bit confusing to say the least.
Actual abilities aside, the Penguin Robot driving thingy is sure to be as important as your GPS navigation device in the battle for dashboard supremacy. Who will emerge the victor? Our bets are on the penguin -- cute beats functional any day.