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#145 of 147 Re: A few new options [odie6l]
Apr 14, 2007 (7:09 am)
PVBB - Personal Vehicle Black Box have been in vehicles since the mid-90s (OBD-II collects most of that info and stores it anyway). There are few things that plug into the OBD-II port so you can track your kids' driving habbits (or just raise kids you can trust, which might be more challenging then just spying on them).
Back-up cams are being driven by safety organaztions who don't like it when mom backs over her kids with some huge SUV. Now they are trinkling down (the Prius has it, among others). The new Tundra has a back up cam that is supposed to help you line up your trailer hitch to connect a trailer.
#146 of 147 Re: A few new options [lilengineerboy]
Apr 14, 2007 (7:35 pm)
I believe the Prius also comes with a proximity key.
#147 of 147 Re: A few new options [john_324]
Apr 15, 2007 (3:28 pm)
It does with the technology package, but so many cars offer a proximity key now that the novelty has worn off. It was fun to watch my MIL, used to the proximity key in her Prius, struggle with why the door didn't unlock for her on an early 90s Honda, and also that the car wasn't going to do much without the key in the ignition.
"New Technology" doesn't stay new very long.