Question of the Day: What's Your Favorite Piece of New Tech?

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman
question of the day whats your favorite piece of new tech

OK, OK. I get it. Cars need less tech 'cause they're too heavy and gas and the polar bears and all that. BUT I saw something today that (kinda) changed my mind. Driving around Hollywood in an Infiniti FX50, my friend went to parallel park the sharp-looking beast. He shifts it into reverse and besides the de rigeur backup camera, the screen also showed a picture of the FX from above with video images of all four sides. No joke, I could see not only the curb, but the white markings painted on the street to indicate a spot. I kept looking and staring and asked, "Is that a satellite image?" I got laughed at. My poor little brain just couldn't handle the fact that four separate cameras were transmitting info back into the vehicle. But, they were. Brilliant. How many times have you smashed a tire or wheel or worse while backing into a spot? If you're me, many times. Conclusion, I love it. What's your favorite new piece of tech?

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  • Golden2husky Golden2husky on Jul 05, 2008
    Stinger missiles under the headlights..... Love it!! I thought about integrating two paintball guns into the front of my car. They could be aimed with a laser pointer, or for that really high tech look, integrated into a gps display where you could have a lock control like on a fighter plane. Get the jerk who cut you off in your sights, get tone, and BAM! Instant satisfaction. Gun "a" is just a paintball, but for that really obnoxious ahole, gun "b' has balls filled with brake fluid...

  • Joe_thousandaire Joe_thousandaire on Jul 05, 2008

    GPS, and stability control.

  • Alanp Alanp on Jul 05, 2008

    Scanguage II. Great add on with all sorts of info, and the mileage computer alone makes it practical as it encourages less exuberance. Though the max speed readout sometimes promotes other behavior..

  • GBG GBG on Jul 05, 2008

    Dual Zone AC brings a Camp David Accord to the temperature wars. I wish I had power adjusting pedals, being short legged, makes being able to work the clutch in all the way result in the steering wheel a bit too close. I have figured out the radio, but alot of the technology in my car goes unused. Oh, I do love the mileage computer. It definitely makes me drive more economically.