OT: Car buffs, help needed

eckinator eckinator at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 10:18:53 EDT 2009


volvo with the crash prevention thingy in the xc60 - apparently it
stops in stop and go traffic for you if you forget to...

2009/10/31 paul stenquist <pnstenquist at comcast.net>:
> Thanks Cotty. I know Mazda has a blind spot sensor as well. In combination
> with the kind of traffic-ahead proximity sensors Ken mentioned as well as
> reverse sensors, this could be a good topic.
> Paul
> On Oct 31, 2009, at 2:24 AM, Cotty wrote:
>
>>> What's the latest gee-whiz technology in the auto biz. Looking for
>>> topics that are unusual and somewhat obscure. For example the ceramic
>>> brake disc is potentially a good topic, the hydrogen fuel cell  is
>>> probably not. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Apparently the latest Range Rover has an indicator light that alerts the
>> driver to a vehicle moving through or staying in the driver's blind
>> spot. I have no idea how widely available this is in other cars. I took
>> the rear view mirror out of my 2005 Land Rover as I have no rearward
>> vision except for reversing camera. But who wants to look where they've
>> already been ;-)
>>
>> Maybe look into sensors of other kinds, eg parking sensors etc?
>>
>>
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