Why You Should Brake With Your Left Foot

Most of my “How To Drive Fast” column is, unsurprisingly, about how to drive fast. As well as posing techniques, some of my pieces offer a glimpse into the inner-workings of motorsport, while others are just plain ridiculous. Siphoning through the bunch, you’ll notice I haven’t much talked about safety. So let’s start… » 2/26/13 2:00pm 2/26/13 2:00pm

Sudden Stop Helps Prevent Rear-End Accidents

Getting rear-ended may never be your fault, but that doesn't mean it's not a pain in the ass to get a busted bumper fixed. One way to help avoid such situations is with a product like Sudden Stop, an array of ultra-bright LED lights that reside on the left and right sides of your license plate. Sudden Stop works by… » 7/08/08 3:00pm 7/08/08 3:00pm

Toyota Brake Assist Feature Links Up With GPS, Navigation

A new braking feature in Toyota vehicles links up the braking system with your GPS navigation—ultimately getting us one step closer to full automated butler cars capable to taking you anywhere. The system works by recognizing area with stop signs or other stopping requirements and cross-referencing with road markings… » 2/08/08 4:30pm 2/08/08 4:30pm