Chrysler is now Fiat so they're not independent but I agree that the others aren't listed but again, that list was the top 10 worldwide. I'm thinking the good senator probably didn't realize that Chrysler and Fiat are one in the same (thanks to the current administration) and that Hyundai also owns Kia for example. I imagine there's a lot of duplication in his list. Having worked in software in automotive electronics for a short time awhile back (MSFT AutoPC... don't ask..) I can tell you that vulnerability testing wasn't considered until very late in the game and then the customer decided that it wasn't needed. Of course this was 13 years ago.
Electrically heated seats are underrated. Now you can get cooling seats. All the rest, GPS, complicated, vendor-locked in car entertainment, OnStar (which I ripped out of my car) are all wastes of money. It's getting so that you can't find cars (except very small, low-end models) that have hand crank windows.
we shall now call it 'e' or 'i'. Wait, we've used those vowels. I suggest "y"
I like it.
let's see.. According to Forbes... In order of sales here's the largest 11 in the world.
The top 10 up there represent the major manufacturers that sell cars in the US other than Tesla and Fisker is about dead anyway.. SAIC doesn't sell anything in the US, so really what's the other 8 on his list? Some guy in a garage building kit cars?
More 419 scams from Nigerian princes and Craigslist ads wanting to pay top dollar for iPods, iPhones.
$235 GBP for a paperback? WTF!?!?! This ought to come with a portable emergency beacon or at least a toaster.
The TSA does a weekly Proctology exam on me, I'm clean as a whistle thanks to our never ending fight against terrorists.
you don't need a zapper just a good old fashioned slingshot, a dog trained at catching frisbees or a shotgun all of which means that this will never work in Texas.
Old School Technology Rulz while you all with your new fangled infotainment system and ABS and TPS senors and electronic fuel injection will all be hitchhiking, I will be cruising along in my Jerry Garcia special...
Gas Tank right behind the engine waiting to explode.
No Seat Belts
And you all think the Carerra GT is dangerous...
Here's a more complete article from the NYT Here..
Don't tell Twilight fans that. You'll have all the little girls crying out there.
“We have a different perspective,” Mr. Li said. “We don’t want to think about ‘RoboCop’ or ‘Terminator,’ we prefer to think of a mash up ‘Batman,’ ‘Minority Report’ and R2-D2.”
I guess ultimately this product will be a whimsical vigilante that will seal you in a hole in the ground if it thinks you're going to spit on the sidewalk?
In Skeet/Trap shooting skills. Instead of clay pigeons it'll be Amazon drones.
I think you have to throw Stalin as well as the PRC in that mix as well. Our focus on using technology should be to enhance our lives not watch everything we're doing. As for wasting money, they also need to stop doing that as well. Frankly if congress would grow a backbone and de-fund 90% of this stuff we'd all be better off but because of the fear mongering won't happen soon because both parties in power love to have their constituents afraid.
Don't tell the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the CIA and the Department of Defense that. Of course the NSA is part of that too. They have programs and payrolls to maintain. Just think of Terrorism as the new Beltway jobs program. Once the cold war ended, how else were we going to keep the DC economy going?
Don't believe me? Just look at home real estate prices over the past few years. While most of the nation suffered home price stagnation or depreciation, there was
one area of the country that didn't suffer nearly as bad as the rest of the nation, DC. While there was a net decline in overall Federal Employment all those other programs and deficit spending the Feds have put into place, Obamacare etc. have netted a housing price boom. Up 24% since 2009 while the rest of the nation is down 21% from 2007 highs. All those bureaucrats, NSA snoopers and lobbyists have to have a place to live.