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Comment How do they fare in colder climates? (Score 4, Interesting) 904

How reliable are they in winter driving conditions? How is the battery efficiency affected by temperature? What about cabin heating? I'm having a hard time seeing any of the current crop being adopted for year-round use in areas that get more than a smattering of snow, or a few days below freezing per year.

Comment Re:STEM is the new liberal arts degree (Score 1) 174

Liberal Arts education long ago stopped being about becoming a well-rounded, intelligent individual and became an indoctrination in fitting in to the social machine. STEM degrees are going the same way, churning out cogs for the machine, willing to take whatever they can get to pay off the indentured bond.

Comment Re:Call me paranoid... (Score 1) 305

Why not simply have that option in the car? This is all those fancy new cars with video displays, right? You just get an option that says, "There are updates available for this vehicle." Just like most software these days.

I wouldn't want this tied to smartphones, because many people do not have them. My next car will probably have some of these new 'features' , because you won't be able to buy a car without them. But I don't have a smart phone anymore, and I won't be getting one.