Tag Archives: cars

Midas: “Foreign Car Brakes” (circa 1992)

Remember when foreign cars were still “exotic” and you had to take your Toyota or even a Daewoo to a specialty mechanic? Midas didn’t care where the car came from!

Jeep Cherokee: “Savings So Big” (circa 1989)

The original sport utility vehicle!

Spartan Lincoln-Mercury: “Don Jackson Talks About Honesty” (circa 1988)

The owner of an Atlanta-area Lincoln-Mercury dealership, talks about his business philosophy from the comfort of his favorite chair.

Hyundai: “Say Yes To Savings” (circa 1992)

Remember the Hyundai Excel, the entry-level Korean hatchback intended to compete with the Honda Civic? Remember when a new car cost under $10,000? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

Honda: “The Competition’s Benchmark” (circa 1992)

Honda’s competition uses an extremely precise benchmark to judge their progress.

How LED Daytime Running Lights And LCD Instruments Are Making You Less Safe

I’ve even fallen for this myself (“The dash is illuminated and I can see beams in front of me. Obviously, my headlights are on!”). Modern car manufacturers are embracing technology at the expense of the engineer’s worst enemy: human factors.

The night, I’m told, is dark and full of terrors. That’s why we have lights on our cars. And while lighting is unquestionably better than it’s ever been, ironically, two pieces of relatively new lighting technology actually seem to be making things worse, visibility-wise, partially because they’re too good. Let me explain.

Source: How LED Daytime Running Lights And LCD Instruments Are Making You Less Safe

Researchers Plan to Demonstrate a Wireless Car Hack This Summer

A note of caution to anyone who works on the security team of a major automobile manufacturer: Don’t plan your summer vacation just yet.

Source: Researchers Plan to Demonstrate a Wireless Car Hack This Summer | WIRED