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#85 of 103 Re: 2 gadgets [msindallas]
Sep 10, 2007 (6:08 pm)
I agree with imidazol. You are looking for a technological scapegoat. I can't wait to see the nonsense litigation that follows the first accident resulting from a computer driven automobile malfunction. My take: Get a convex mirror installed on the back of your vehicle and insist that the vehicle is designed with a minimum of blind spots. Observing for kids on the street is your responsibility prior to getting in the car.
#86 of 103 Re: How about a child minder? [steve_]
Sep 11, 2007 (1:59 pm)
Steve, that looks like a very nice piece of gadgetology. I wished all car seats came standard with this gadgetology.
#88 of 103 What's new?
by steve_ HOST
Apr 22, 2012 (10:20 am)
Remember this discussion? What a difference five years makes.
"When was the last time you bought a new car or truck? If shoulder pads were fashionable, you're in for a surprise when you walk into a new car showroom. Even if it's been only five years since your new set of wheels, you'd be amazed at the technology missing in your car."
Hands-free text messaging
Rear-seat iPad docking
Wireless induction charger for your electric car
Ambient night lighting
Automatic start-stop (I want that)
Capacitive switching (not sure about that - hard to beat a dial)
Cross-traffic detection (yeah, maybe)
Customized instrument cluster (sure, and let the background match my desktop)
Front center side airbags
Panoramic sunroofs (be great up here in the UP; not so sure about down in NM)
New vehicles come fully loaded with technology (Detroit News)
#89 of 103 Re: What's new? [steve_]
May 09, 2012 (6:00 pm)
you forgot the "Self Parking".
#90 of 103 Re: What's new? [odie6l]
by steve_ HOST
May 09, 2012 (6:50 pm)
Funny - had dinner tonight with a guy who suggested that for my mother-in-law.
#91 of 103 anyone tire-kicking and looking at gadgets
by steve_ HOST
Nov 12, 2012 (10:51 am)
"There's nothing as old as last year's gadgets."
Quote courtesy of Mr. Shiftright, in a thread about Ford My Touch over in Answers.
I want my MP3, and stuff like the Garmin navigation system is a big part of my driving experience.
Do you want to just drive your car and don't care about the radio or power windows or power seats, OnStar or autosensing wipers, traction control and all the rest?
#92 of 103 Re: anyone tire-kicking and looking at gadgets [steve_]
Nov 12, 2012 (10:57 am)
I pretty much just want to drive the vehicle, although a radio that is loud enough to override questionable noises I don't want to deal with is good to
#93 of 103 Re: anyone tire-kicking and looking at gadgets [steve_]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 12, 2012 (11:05 am)
I was thinking more of things like e-mail and frivolous voice commands...."RADIO ON!" ----wow, I really needed $500 worth of tech to help me push a button....and coupling smartphones to dash displays. If Vladimir Putin, the Pope and President Obama don't need this stuff, why do you?
Remember digital dashboards, the first iDrive, and in-dash phonographs and 4-wheel steering. Remember electric cars?