Even if it is just a glitch, us silly humans have built a society based on the current conditions. Cities on the coasts, huge agriculture concerns, several billion people... All of that stands to be severely disrupted. Even if it is a natural cycle or man-made, or a myth, it really doesn't matter. Humankind's way of… » 4/23/14 9:37am 15 minutes ago

I believe the Infiniti system is Lidar. At least as it sets off my Valentine 1 constantly when someone is behind me with it on. If that's the case (and we're in city driving) I usually just vary my speed up and down so much that the person behind me shuts off their cruise control. » 4/22/14 8:04am Yesterday 8:04am

Interesting, the wife and I have owned/worked on more Miatas than I can count. I've never seen that steering wheel. Doesn't look like a USDM airbag wheel. Which country are you in? I wonder if they cut costs in markets that didn't need to meet US passive restraint laws? » 4/21/14 2:44pm Monday 2:44pm

If it uses Silk, it knows where you browse. If it uses GPS, it knows where you are. It will come pre-loaded with some sort of scan/shop app native to Amazon. This handset is the World's Largest Customer Focus Group! The phone part is really secondary to being able to track a large subset of its customers in real time… » 4/15/14 12:02pm 4/15/14 12:02pm

No, this is better. At least in IL, they are going highway speeds. Also, if they are going highway speeds, they likely merged successfully. Here in MN, there is a passive/aggressive thing. I was too passive to merge, so when I do get in it's SCREW EVERYONE I'M NOT LETTING ANYONE ELSE IN FRONT OF ME!!! I'll take one or… » 4/08/14 5:24pm 4/08/14 5:24pm

As for the circuit neighbors complaining, that won't happen. We were at the race. At previous GPs, as soon as the cars lit off, you knew it. Here, we at first thought it was the Porsche 911 GT3 support race that was starting. Then, we realized the 911s were louder. The whistle of the turbos are the loudest thing you… » 3/19/14 2:30pm 3/19/14 2:30pm

The issue with hardwiring a particular device in to a car is most smartphones get upgraded every two years when folks sign a new contract with a carrier. More often if people are using pre-paid phones. Car dashboards are forever, baby. I'd hate to still have the Panasonic "Mova P" mount in my 1991 Miata. » 2/25/14 9:59am 2/25/14 9:59am

Hmmm... $8K goes a long way in the Subie aftermarket. ECU reflash, and an exhaust eats up $1,500. Full set of winter rubber w/ wheels, $1,000 (new). Full set of track tires and wheels, $1,500. And, you still have $4,000 left for track days, brake pads, fuel, tickets, a new Valentine 1, a clear bra for the car, fuzzy… » 2/25/14 12:27am 2/25/14 12:27am

Wrong. Interstate highways and their rights of way are owned by the state in which they were built. Maintenance is generally the responsibility of the state department of transportation. However, there are some segments of Interstate owned and maintained by local authorities. - Wikipedia. The Feds pay, but the funds… » 2/24/14 4:51pm 2/24/14 4:51pm