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When technology is your co-driver

  Drivers and technology sometimes just don’t get along. Take this recent JD Power  study: “Customer Demand for Safety Technology Threatened by Overbearing Alerts.” The news release highlights the results of Power’s 2019 U.S. Tech Experience Survey. That study found that drivers want systems like lane-keeping assist, forward collision warning and blind spot detection (things … Continue reading

2010 Lexus RX 450h review | CAA Magazine

My CAA Magazine review of the the 2010 Lexus RX 450h hybrid crossover: 2010 Lexus RX 450h review | CAA Magazine.


Got a new set of golf clubs for my birthday. I don’t really understand why I’m so eager to try them out. But I am. In the past year I have golfed twice, and didn’t play well, at least not in traditional sense. By my own metric — in which I count the number of balls … Continue reading

The changing typography of the Web

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The Realist Idealist: Charging up an electric car with solar panels

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Next up, Detroit

The North American International Auto Show takes place this weekend (sadly, it goes on without me.) Look for the usual gushing coverage from the enthusiast books. I’m hoping for more critical coverage from Winding Road and the U.K.’s Car.

Holiday drivers

Got to see some of my favourite behind-the-wheel behaviours during the holidays: driving while talking on the phone (which includes, but is not limited to no-signal lane changes and one-handed turning); and the hothead in a Chevy Malibu who hurtles into a three-lane wide pack of cars only to suddenly stomp on the brakes as … Continue reading

Poor Sportage

I’ve been driving a 2006 Kia Sportage for the past couple of weeks while our regular car gets repaired (it was accidentally bashed by a neighbour.) I wanted to like the Kia, and while it has many things that I like about it — good seats, engine sound, fog lamps, powerful heating system, dual exhaust … Continue reading

More to come…

Been a bit busy the past while. But I will return.

Snoring through another race

Okay, I still believe it’s great to see an F1race live. But, watching the French Grand Prix this past Sunday made me almost rethink my interest in the sport. Michael Schumacher won the race for the 8th time — and that’s all you need to know. With the exception of the start and a brief … Continue reading