The secret danger of safety technology

The chilling transcripts from Air France 447 reveal the central conflict dooming the 228 people aboard the plane was not between two inexperienced pilots, but between a pilot and the technology that was supposed to keep him safe that he didn't understand. » 12/09/11 12:30pm 12/09/11 12:30pm

Steve Wozniak Expands On Cruise Control Accelerator Issue, Can't Get…

Our story on Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak's Prius Cruise Control acceleration issue was shared by Gizmodo and the Woz himself was nice enough to explain what's happening and how much trouble he's having contacting Toyota. » 2/02/10 10:00am 2/02/10 10:00am

Ten Most Important Features Car Buyers Want And Why

Carmax, the nations largest used car retailer, has put together the top ten features new car buyers yearn for in online searches. But, rather than just listing them, we've tried to divine why someone might want each of these gadgets. » 11/13/09 2:30pm 11/13/09 2:30pm

Ford Mondeo Latest to Get Adaptive Cruise Control, Tech Coming to…



The very European Ford Mondeo that may or may not be coming to the U.S. and is also loved by James Bond, is getting an ever-so-fancy feature: Adaptive Cruise Control, or ACC. For the 2009 model year, the Lincoln MKS will get the technology in the U.S.

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Nissan Develops Navigation-enabled Cruise Control

In an effort to keep families alive on long road trips, Nissan has combined two cruise control technologies: radar and navigation. Radar-based cruise control that senses the distance between cars isn't a new idea, but it's a good one. The interesting technology is the navigation-enabled system that senses when a curve… » 12/14/07 12:15pm 12/14/07 12:15pm

Hoon of the Day: Cruise Control

Today's Hoon clip has been widely circulated, but if you haven't seen it, you must — the hoonage is epic. The great thing about cruise control is that you can set it and then take a walk around, stretch your legs and generally refresh for the road ahead. Kids, do not try this at home, even if your Firebird tracks as… » 12/05/05 1:10pm 12/05/05 1:10pm