Source: The Detroit News
quote: I've always imagined someone standing up after he's told a particularly big whopper and saying "Mr. Carney, do you mind if I ask this question in your native tongue?" and then proceeding to do their best weasel noise impression.
quote: Especially given the lengths he's gone to implement domestic spying and defending it.
quote: The market HAS worked it out. It works out to be about 32,000 deaths per year, which until about 2010, has ZERO prevention strategies/technologies.
quote: So you spend an extra 3K (which seems a bit inflated) on your new Yaris with V2V, an approximately 20% price increase, and pulling out of the parking garage in Chicago you are hit by a guy speeding in a 1994 Bronco. How does that improve the statistic?
quote: It improves the statistic because medical costs are EXTREMELY expensive in the US. If $3k can save you $250k in hospital bills, doesn't it make sense to spend the $3k instead?
quote: Things like backup cameras don't add significantly to the cost of a vehicle any more, since everyone wants an infotainment system, so the screens are already in the dash. Brakes are already controlled by the computer for the purposes of anti-lock, so adding a proximity sensor and having it apply brakes automatically also does not add much to the cost.
quote: In fact, aren't there already incidents of car accidents with OnStar or similar systems where hi-jacking of the cars computer was a possibility due to circumstance of the accident and who was involved?