I recently spent the day at the New York International Auto Show, held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Iíve heard that upward of a million people attend this event. I was there on Media Day, which is the day before the show opens to the public, so I had pretty good access to all the cars. Here youíll see some of the highlights and other interesting things I came across. The wackiest of the photos, the last one, was taken outside the convention center.
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This photo by itself isnít all that interesting, as it shows the 2015 (yes, 2015) Volkswagen Golf under a cover. Whatís cool about this is that they projected images onto the cover, and youíd think you were looking at the real thing, as you can see in the next image.
Charles, I do not understand the need for this technology. If mirrors are set correctly, there is no blind spot. If one can see the sides of your own vehicle, then they aren't set properly.
Properly set mirrors show a car approaching in the center rear view mirror. As it disappears from the rear view mirror, it is just appearing in the side view mirror. As it disappears from that mirror, the nose of the car is in your peripheral vision. Where's the blind spot? The car was in continuous view.
I'd like to try the LaneWatch camera, Rich. I, too, wonder about its intuitiveness. In terms of intutiveness, I hope it's better than Cadillac's old night vision technology from a few years back, which was not easy to use and bombed in the market.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
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