As usual, traffic was apocalyptic on the 10 Freeway. So I cued up the Master of None episode I didn’t finish the night before, pulled out the Greek yogurt I hadn’t had time to eat for breakfast, reclined my seat way back, and relaxed. I may have even dozed off as my vehicle steered its way towards Santa Monica.
Somebody in a British-spec Honda Civic made the mistake of merging without getting a good look in their mirror, because they managed to not see the semi-truck before ending up pinned like a bug on its radiator.
At first, I was planning to write today's column about electric cars. But then I got about halfway through it, and I made an important realization: nobody cares about electric cars. So instead, I'm going to cover another highly important issue affecting our society: minor traffic annoyances.
You know how you're not dead? Specifically, I mean you know how you haven't been killed by a huge truck barreling down the highway and crushing you to custard?
You’d think a sentient Martian car named Rusty in a spaceship would have little to do with Christian values and road safety, but that’s exactly what this animation from the pinnacle of tailfin culture is about.
Even if you are bored stiff by the tedium of crawling at 75 MPH, please do not engross yourself in a novel. Your fellow drivers will thank you when you don't kill them. Hit the jump for video.
"We now have the brain-interface technology to make this a reality," says Klaus-Robert Müller, of the Technical University of Berlin. Klaus's team is developing a system that can monitor brain activity, switching off peripheral in-car distractions when that activity peaks. "In a real life situation this could be…