People Should Be Allowed To Drive Whatever Car They Want

There's been a story that's been going around a lot about a formerly well-to-do woman who found her financial situation crapify dramatically. Things eventually became so dire that she went on food stamps, which she collected in her Mercedes. That made everyone crazy, and carries an important lesson for anyone who… » 7/11/14 12:45pm 7/11/14 12:45pm

This Brutal NYT Mirage Review Is What's Wrong With Cheap Car Reviews

For some bizarre reason, CNBC decided that a bad review of the Mitsubishi Mirage was Big News, and so they featured it, and the writer on their show. They were right about one thing: it is a shockingly bad review. But not of the car. The bad part is the review itself, because it's everything wrong with the way cheap… » 5/29/14 3:40pm 5/29/14 3:40pm

What Should Robot Cars' Ethical Rules Be?

Recently, there's been a lot of talk about the ethics of robotic cars. Put simply, should your autonomous car kill you if it means saving two other people? This is actually a philosophical issue that's been around for a long time, but it doesn't make the solutions any easier. What rules should robotic cars live by? » 5/21/14 3:02pm 5/21/14 3:02pm