Editorial

Car Hacking: Imminent Threat or Far-Fetched Fear?

January 2, 2017 in Editorial / Engineering / Featured

Self-driving cars are an incredible advent in modern technology and many people say that they are the only logical evolution of the automobile. There are various benefits to owning a self-driving car, and as the technology improves further, we as humans probably won’t even have to know how to operate a vehicle ourselves; the onboard computer will be able to do all the work for us. You could kick back, relax, even take a nap while your AI driver delivers you to your destination.

This image provided by Google shows a very early version of Google's prototype self-driving car. The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 said it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads. (AP Photo/Google)

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An Editorial by Wallace Wyss: Announcing the End of the Enthusiast Car As We Know It

November 1, 2015 in Design / Editorial / guest contributor / Reader Submission / Wallace Wyss

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After seeing a recent panel discussion Oct. 25th at the Art Center Classic, a panel with three designers, I left in a blue funk. (Not a car but a kind of mood)

It reminded me of when, a few years ago,  I sold my Nikon F3 film camera, and a few lenses for $200 to a young man who thought, if he was shooting film like Ansel Adams, he could take pictures the equal of Answel Adams. He didn’t realize, if Ansel Adams were still alive today, he would be shooting digital like nobody’s business.

In other words, what I was seeing on stage from the three speakers, one a former BMW designer, one a current designer for Volvo, the third in charge of GM Advanced Design, was a gradual admission that autonomous cars are creeping in.

Well, I am here to tell you that when they arrive… Continue reading →

VW’s Grand Deception- The Greenies get stung, Big time

September 22, 2015 in Editorial / Engineering / German / Wallace Wyss

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Yes, indeedy, I remember only a few weeks ago VW was bragging about how they “own” the diesel car market in the U.S., selling far more cars than all the other automakers.

And in recent years other automakers begrudgingly offered diesels, thinking “If VW can do it, so must we.”

Now we come to find out that, for years, VW has been… Continue reading →