Archive for October, 2010
Toyota tops the list of the most reliable car and truck manufacturers, according to Consumer Reports annual survey.
Placement on the list is prestigious as consumers buying car and trucks use this resource to choose a new vehicle. The 2010 survey of the 960,000 Consumer Report’s subscribers ranks the brand sixth overall and saw high recommended ratings for eight Toyota brand models.
Scion also saw great ranking for its vehicles for the third year in a row.
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New Scion cars keep your money where it belongs, in your pocket. Add to that innovative and futuristic styling; the 2011 Scion is a reason to celebrate.
Google previewed their latest project: a fully automated car that drives without a human. Edmunds InsideLine.com explains that the test car fleet includes six Toyota Prius hybrids which have put over 140,000 road miles in California and beyond.
These cars sport a rotating sensor scanning 360 degrees and 200 feet in diameter which creates a 3D map of the car’s location. Sensors map the cars movement and help to pinpoint the current location of the car.
A rearview mirror mounted video camera helps find obstacles like pedestrians, bicyclists, traffic lights and other roadway interferences and sends that information to the cars onboard computer. Radar sensors and GPS help round out the guidance package.
Google says its goal is “to help prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use.”
The cars do include the fallback of a trained safety driver and a trained software engineer in the passenger seat to ensure the program remains safe to other drivers and pedestrians on the road. The driverless cars have tackled challenging terrain such as San Francisco’s winding Lombard Street and the Golden Gate Bridge. See this video of the driverless car below: