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Categories: Technology

A Swift kick in the head--and chest, and arm--about your car's potential ''surprise'' safety systems

On: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 3:12PM | By: Andrew W Davis


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There is a special kind of sound that the human brain creates when it is instantly overwhelmed with a concussive force so loud and intense that the entire skull is hammered by it rather than just the eardrum.


Lexus Considering Hydrogen Powered LS Variant?

On: Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 9:24AM | By: Carl Malek


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With the Mirai concept providing a compelling glimpse of what a hydrogen future would look like at Toyota, it appears that the Japanese firm is planning to adopt some of the Mirai's innovations in an upcoming Lexus LS variant. The hope is that it could serve as the perfect platform to debut the technology when it eventually makes its way to mass production in Toyota-badged models (like some of the other innovations that first got their start in the Lexus LS).


Sometimes You Have to Look Back to Move Forward

On: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 10:23AM | By: Karen Cook


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Take a trip back with me about 25 years or so. It was a time before navigation systems and smartphones. It was a time when we had to depend on ourselves to get where we wanted to go, even if we had never been there. If you aren’t old enough to remember, then you’ll just have to take our word for it.


Are Drivers Depending Too Much on Warning Systems?

On: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 8:46AM | By: Karen Cook


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Modern technology is great! It can help lowly human beings in a variety of situations—when it works. The problem with technology is that it is designed by the lowly individuals who use it and can have the same sorts of limitations as the designer. Another issue is that users frequently come to depend on it to the exclusion of common sense and personal responsibility.


 

Putting School Buses to Work for Fun and Profit

On: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 8:36AM | By: Karen Cook


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One of the most iconic and easily recognizable vehicles on the road has to be the school bus. The distinctive yellow paint and overall shape of the bus has not changed in more than 70 years. They perform their function well and there has been little need or desire to mess with what works.


Ford Reveals In-Depth Details On Upcoming SNYC 3 System

On: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 11:30AM | By: Carl Malek


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In an announcement released earlier this week, Ford has shed new light on its upcoming SNYC 3 infotainment system which will replace the highly controversial and equally frustrating MyFordTouch system.


Teaching Computers to Be Impolite

On: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 11:18AM | By: Karen Cook


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As we inch closer and closer to having self-driving vehicles become commonplace, Google is learning more and more about what an autonomous car will need to do and how it will need to behave to provide the most dependable, comfortable, and safest experience for the passenger. Recent findings suggest that the current versions are too polite and need to be able to be a little more aggressive.


Puddle Lights: Make It Personal

On: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 5:47PM | By: Karen Cook


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Auto makers are becoming more attuned to those little things that make driving a car a pleasure. As an example, many models have “puddle lights”, which are small lights mounted under the side mirrors and aimed at the ground in order to light up the area next to the car at night. This makes puddles or other “dangers” visible to anyone stepping out of the vehicle. It’s a nice touch to provide a little extra safety and convenience and it’s been available for years as standard on some models and optional on others.


Review: 2015 Subaru Impreza

On: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:40AM | By: Karen Cook


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The updated 2015 Impreza boasts several new features and upgraded technology. It also gets a new front end which is based on the Subaru Legacy and puts a refreshed bumper, grille, and headlights on the sedan and hatchback versions. The sedan also gets new lip spoiler to boost its aerodynamic capabilities.


My Name Is (insert your name) And I'm Addicted to Texting

On: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 5:03PM | By: Karen Cook


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People are strange. Generally speaking, a large percentage of the population does things that aren’t good for them. Lunch is often comprised of some sort of quickly prepared greasy meat with a side of greasy starch and washed down with a sugary bubbly concoction. Whatever happened to food groups? Before heading back to the tasks for the day this “meal” may be followed by a long cylinder of nicotine to calm the nerves. People know this isn’t healthy and that eventually this sort of hedonism can kill them. So what causes us to do these things? Doing something we like with no regard for the consequences is addiction, plain and simple. The examples above, along with alcohol and harder drugs, are physical addictions which causes the body to desire whatever it is that we shouldn’t have. It’s hard to say no.


Toyota's Mirai Reignites Battery vs. Hydrogen Debate

On: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 12:12PM | By: Bill Wilson


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The future of hydrogen cars took a giant leap forward recently, with Toyota unveiling its first mass production vehicle to use the alternative fuel. The name of the car is the “Mirai”, the Japanese word for “future”. Whether the new model lives up to it name is anyone’s guess.