Auto Repair For Dummies

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Get to know your vehicle understand automotive systems; check under the hood; change a tire; follow basic safety rules; change spark plugs, fuses, and the battery; and replace the air filter and PCV valve

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Then, the check engine light came on on my moms 2001 Suburu Forrester. The car was idling very roughly and even blowing some white smoke.

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A guy at Church told me that disk brakes were easy. I should do them myself. I bought this book, looked on-line for vehicle specific directions (Auto Zone has a GREAT website), bought a ratchet set and got to work.

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I bought the first edition of this book back in 1980, before the for Dummies series was even established (that was in 1991, according to dummies.com). I was gratified that this title had been incorporated in the generally excellent for Dummies series, because this book really nails the task of bringing a total newbie up to speed with managing basic and intermediate auto maintenance. I bought it when I had just graduated from high school, had my first car, and zero funds to maintain it. Within minutes of getting this book I was changing the oil. I moved on to tune-ups (of my 1966 Dodge Dart), changing spark plugs, diagnosing brake problems, changing transmission fluid–all the basic stuff. It turned the scary experience of being out on my own with a car I depended on into one I felt I could handle with confidence. If you are looking to save some money on car maintenance or you just want to be more confident about how your vehicle works, get this. Comment

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My friend was right. I replaced brakes and rotors and bought tools and books at it cost me less than it would have cost at a cility to get the brakes and rotors done for me. Plus, I was equipped to do it again and again.

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covers a wide range of topicsprovides a lot of educational content that explains the main principles of how cars work. (Simple Motors.co.uk, December 2010).

Stay safe on the road install child seats properly; learn about rollover protection, traction and stability control, and navigation systems; and more

Ensure a smooth ride choose, check, and care for tires; and understand balancing and alignment

I am an accountant. I have great business skills, am technologically advanced beyond my years and can type 117 words a minute. I (not bragging) am quite intelligent and had a great gpa throughout highschool and college. I just dont know a blasted thing about vehicles in any form.

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Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. Shes also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start. Comment

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Want to handle basic auto repairs yourself? This easy-to-follow guide gives you the nuts and bolts of diagnosing trouble and performing maintenance and repairs on your vehicle. Youll explore each system part by part and keep everything running in tiptop shape. Plus, youll see how to go green on the road from recycling oil and parts to choosing alternatively fueled vehicles.

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Anyway, what reading the book did give me was a pretty good knowledge of how a car worked.

I finally decided that was the last straw. Something so had made me late and affected my job performance. If I knew even the basics about vehicles I could have gotten my truck started. But I didnt.Read more Comment

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After doing my own brakes with success, doing my own oil, changing my air filter, and changing the PCV (EASY) I was HOOKED. My car was handling better than it had when I first bought it and I felt like the man!

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Her directions on how to change oil are excellent. In my own learning curve, I did brakes before I changed oil. You should DEFINITELY change the oil and do the air filter first to build your confidence and see if you enjoy working on the car to begin with.

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Let me start off by saying this. I know how to fill up my gas tank. I know how to pop my hood. Literally, that is the extent to my car knowledge. I dont even know how to change a tire. My ther was an auto-mechanic and never taught his children anything, he did all the work for us. I always took my car to the local quick change to get my oil change. I have relied on everyone else to take care of my vehicle for me, and I have to trust their judgment and what they ask to fix my vehicles.

Many of the diagrams are cut off when viewed in the e-book edition. It seems like little effort was spent when translating this into an e-book. It would have been easy to put the diagrams sideways on a separate page, or at least scale them to fit, but neither was done. 3 Comments

This brings me to my first criticism of this book. She doesnt recommend you do your own brakes; even disks. That is NONSENSE. I am deducting one star for this.

I was having problems with the battery in my truck a few weeks ago. It was just not getting enough juice to start. I would do everything I knew to do and had people come examine it to no avail. Some days it would start and other days it wouldnt. I was on my lunch break when my truck died, again. I couldnt get back to work. I called my supervisor (actually a very caring, understanding woman) and she sent one of my co-workers (very capable with auto-mechanics) to come take a look. He opened my hood looked at the battery and said your clamp is loose, thats why your not getting any power. I looked at him dumbfounded. He then took a screwdiver, unscrewed something, and pushed a little on this clamp.

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My wife started staying home to raise our growing mily and I have had to find ways to save money and make it on one salary. The breaks were going on my car and I did NOT want to put the bill on my credit card.

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Historians, take note: Hondas FCX is the first hydrogen-fuel-cell car in production.

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In 2005, Acuras RL was the first car we gave an Editors Choice to, mainly thanks to the cars forward-thinking tech. Now eight years later, can Acura recapture the magic?

Bentley has graced its big four-door with more horsepower, more torque, and more gears — all in fewer seconds to 60.

2014 Acura RLX

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2014 Kia Cadenza

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2014 Bentley Flying Spur: One big car, one big engine

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-Just a sync and here we go. -One big car, one big engine. The Bentley Flying Spur, hydrogen fuel cell, the best kept secret in electric cars and the place you forgot to look for car tech innovation. Its time to check the tech. We see cars differently. We love them on the road and under the hood, but also check the tech and are known for telling it like it is: the good, the bad, the bottom line. This is CNET on Cars. Welcome to CNET on Cars to show all about high-tech cars and modern driving. Im Brian Cooley. You know, I generally dont get too excited about these two, three, $400,000 cars cause you and I are never gonna buy one. However, theyre kind of fun once in a while because they do have a level of excess that is entertaining if nothing else and theyre kind of a passport to another world for just a little while. So lets take a trip in the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur and check the tech. Bentleys exist in a different world than the one you and I live in, a world where people buy $50,000 watches that dont tell time as well as a $200 iPhone and where a townhouse on wheels like this can be called a sports sedan with a straight ce. But if you want to arrive more refreshed than when you started your drive, there are about 2 or 3 cars in the world to consider and this is one of them. Lets drive the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur and check the tech. Now, the 2014 Flying Spur is this big curvy bastard that has got mostly an aluminium body shell, which helps keep its portliness manageable. Beyond that spot [unk] its very different new tail lights, also a different mask, front and rear. Compared to the Mulsanne we drove recently, its got a much more reduced schnoz and a flatter cutoff romp. Now, inside a Bentley, its nicer than your house. Thats kind of the idea. Genuine materials everywhere, leather and real wood, of course, real metal in places. Im shown you this before. This is what they call their organ stop vent knobs and in ct, all they are is electric switches, but they are dampened to feel like mechanical plungers if I recall correctly. In the center of those gauges, you got a irly miliar Audi S sort of helper screen in there, and of course over here is the main head unit which I appreciate because it has nice big touch zones; in other words, the buttons, not a fiddly little detailed thing, thats a new onslaught on many auto makers. Now down here in the drive control center, we basically are ced with our shifter and some suspension settings. Theres not a whole lot of other drive mode controls even though this car has a massive high-tech power plant. In terms of our shifter, its a one choice only gearbox on this guy, an 8-speed automatic with your drive position, sport position and traditional gate to the side. Nothing unusual there. Look at this chunky shifters up here in these paddles on the stirring column. My gripe about those is they dont extend down only up, so you gotta keep your hands up here to get to the shifters. And on the output side of that 8-speed gearbox is all-wheel drive though biased substantially toward the rear for both tradition and handling. Its interesting how cars that cost a ton of money tend to insult you the most. For example, on this Bentley, as r as I understand it, that rear camera is optional. Youre kidding, right? Once you do pony up for that rear camera, you do have a ton of settings on it though, from angle of view to color and contrast. You dont see that very often, and of course, your sonar can be in or out. The map quality is good. Its not cutting edge. Theyre not doing anything here Ive not ever seen before. You notice though its got good response. Im dragging around the map in this case, for example, and its really responsive, so theres some good processing or optimization in here. Now in terms of the output, we have the basic sound system here, probably one of the best you ever heard. It does sound really good to my ears. There is an optional Naim audio, N-A-I-M, that is over-the-top using 1100 watts through 13 digital channels into what are called balanced mode radiators. Theyre round, flat panel speakers that have much better imaging because they dont aim treble frequencies like a rifle shot. They disperse them more broadly, so goes the science. One other thing, I find this beautiful sunglass holder quite a work of art and engineering. Its really quite nice. Id have liked to have seen this much time spent on some kind of new universal smartphone holder, instead you just throw it in the console up here like you do on many toilet. Even on our low option Flying Spur, the rear compartment is just a beautiful place to spend time. Down here, this fixed or detachable touchscreen remote is impressive. You can run the front head unit from it or echo the speedometer or other driver readouts and have all sorts of fun with climate, seat comfort and the rear power sunshade. You can also equip the boudoir back here with the usual dopey DVD entertainment system or a sort of inexplicable 64-gigabyte in-car storage drive for who knows what good purpose. Do you see whats happening there in the video being shot right now? Thats the viewfinder youre looking at right now of our main camera. See how its doing this stuff? Ive never seen that happen before, in the 8 years weve been shooting these videos. There is something radiating out of this car I think. Im getting out. Now up here underneath the prowl, we have an engine more akin to locomotive technology than automotive. This is a 6-liter twin turbo W-12. It nests cylinders so that you can have 12 of them in a much smaller longitudinal distance. Its kinda like nesting 2 V6s though thats not exactly right. The bottom line here is remarkable performance for a big boy. This is a t man who can dance. 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds. Thats almost 5500 pounds of car before you even get in it. Gas mileage, of course, is atrocious: 12 city, 20 highway and thats probably optimistic. And of course you do get hit with a $3000 gas guzzler tax. Now driving this big boy, youre not sure if you should be wearing black tie, a chauffers cap, or train conductors overalls. I mean its an extremely formal environment in here. At the same time, you feel like youre really wasting that backseat if no one is sitting in it and at the same time, youre also dealing with prodigious powers, though its an interesting mix of experience. Now the first thing that bothers me about this car and again, its preproduction, they may iron this out, is the throttle response is really annoying. Initial tip-in is basically numb, then you get a ton of power. Its very tedious to drive this car in everyday traffic. Getting to sport mode or manually shift it and you really get some amazingly nice effortless power, as you might expect. Now about this suspension modes, Im in- lets see, full comfort right now. Its very comfortable in terms of the actual vehicle body dynamics, but underneath that, Im getting a harsh undertone of a lot of road chatter. I dont find it as luxurious as it should be. Again, that may be tuned up by the time this car is in full production trim. I suspect it will. Otherwise, I think Id get a better ride out of a garden variety Lexus LS to be honest. Okay, lets price our 2014 Flying Spur just for sport. Starts off at $206,000 or so because the base car has a $2800 delivery charge and as I mentioned, a $3000 gas guzzle tax. Then you begin to add some packages and some options to get it CNET style. Heres what I would do. Rear camera, an insulting 1200 bucks; rear system Id pass all day long, but its $7300 if you happen to have kids; a panoramic glass roof with a solar passive cooling technology, thats a grand, I would do that all day long; 7500 bucks for the Naim audio system, nah, this one sounds pretty good just like it is. So all in, youre easily into the $220,000s and you can go to a quarter million without really breathing hard. Bottom line, it buys you a 4-door sedan Bentley thats got more the DNA of the hotter Continental GT models, more horsepower, more torque, more gears, more wheels driven, fewer seconds to 60. Now, if you wanna revel in more glorious excess, you can check out Wayne Cunninghams first take on that Bentley over at cars.cnet.com. A lot of cars these days are showing up with new tech to keep you from hitting something. Of those, the one that does it perhaps the most bluntly is forward collision technology, it of great interest to the smarter driver. Now forward collision technology sprang from the loins of adaptive cruise technology, which uses a device like this, either radar or laser sensor looking out in the traffic ahead of you to maintain a set distance to that traffic, not just a set speed and it does that by operating the accelerator and the brake. Okay, Im on the freeway in this Infiniti QX80. Im set to 59 on adaptive cruise, but traffic ahead of me is starting to slow down and sure enough, the accelerator comes off, the breaks go on a bit, maintains my gap and now traffic opens up. Were heading back up to target speed of 59 and target gap. It really works and its kind of eerie. Forward collision just takes that same experience we have on the road and divvies it up into 4 flavors. First, theres a warning-only version. Thats a car thats gonna detect youre closing on something too st and give you beeps or flashing lights or typically both. Then theres the kind that intercedes, the prevention flavor of technology that will do all the above and will jump on the brakes all the way to a full stop. Now for those of you who aversed having any machine drive for you, know that in production today, Ive never seen a car that doesnt let you defeat the forward collision technology. But it wouldnt surprise me if in the near future, it becomes a mandated on kind of like anti-lock brakes. It turns out forward collision technology in all of flavors actually works, some better than others. A recent study by the Highway Loss Data Institute found about a 14% reduction in accident claims among cars that have the kind of forward collision tech that gets on the brakes for you. Quite a bit less improvement in those that only warn. And now, for the first time, the Insurance Institute for Highway safety is giving ratings to cars based on their forward collision tech, not just on the other more passive safety technologies were miliar with. The good news is, a lot of cars are offering this technology now and getting really good scores. The bad news is, an awful lot of cars are getting ir to mediocre scores. So forward collision tech is not the same car-to-car. Now whats in the future? The next big evolution of this forward collision technology can be exemplified in lets say Cadillacs coming Super Cruise where the car will read whats ahead, hit the brakes, use the accelerator, steer, come to a complete stop if need be and resume acceleration; do all of that in city speed traffic. Thats getting awfully close to a self-driving car. So if youre looking at a car that has forward collision tech, bear these 3 shopping tips in mind. First of all, know that the kind of forward collision tech that can hit the brakes for you is more effective than that that just gives you a warning beep. Secondly, look at the ratings on cars that have this tech. They dont all operate the same and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just begun to grade them. Finally, look at a package that may also roll in blind-spot and lane-departure tech along with forward collision. It might be a better value and it certainly should provide you a little more security. Coming up, while the worlds been obsessing on battery electric cars, another kind of electric has been hay. Well take a ride in a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle when CNET on Cars returns. -Let me tell you, when Im behind the wheel of these cars, I dont think about nothing else. You know, youre out there in the middle of nowhere. Phone doesnt ring. Theres no connection. Time sort of stands still. Your head gets clear. Youre not worried about anything that might be bugging you or bothering you. Priorities change when youre behind the wheel of a Porsche 911. There are no other priorities other than enjoying the ride. -More love of cars at cnet.com/xcar. Welcome back to CNET on Cars. Im Brian Cooley, coming to you from our home here at the Marine Clubhouse of Cars Dawydiak. You know, while everyone has been obsessing to be honest on battery electric cars lately, Tesla, Nissan, Leaf and many others, car makers have been quietly moving the ball forward on hydrogen fuel cell electric cars, but I bet you havent heard much about it. But theyll be in showrooms in just a few years were promised. That makes for a timely car tech 101. Now when we talk about a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle today, a couple things to understand. Were talking about a PEM fuel cell, protein exchange membrane. Thats what goes on inside this box-shaped thing about yet. Its not very large. Secondly, its hydrogen fuel; in other words, youre putting hydrogen in on one side to create the chemical reaction that generates the electricity. Hydrogen from a tank in the car is exposed to a plate coded in platinum. On one side of a sort of sandwich, the platinum plate causes the hydrogen to break up into positive protons and negative electrons. A membrane in the middle of this sandwich only allows the positive ones to get through, so those negative electrons have to go around. That circuit creates the positive and negative poles, the potential that makes the electric current. When the electrons and protons do meet on the other side, they combine with oxygen from the air to form H2O and a huge PR wind for hydrogen backers. So whats it like driving a fuel cell car? It feels like driving an electric car because remember, a fuel cell is a source of electricity powered by a very clean, very abundant fuel but it is not the power train source that moves the car. Thats a difference. So, really, when it comes down to is electric cars fork 2 ways: one toward hydrogen fuel cell, one toward battery electric. The big difference here is when you go to refill, its a whole another world. So, the benefits. Number 1, clean. Hydrogen fuel cell electric cars emit nothing but water vapour and not much of it. This is like a weeks worth of driving and yes, it is clean enough to drink. Number 2, renewable. Hydrogen is the most abundant thing on earth. Im told 75% of the mass of the planet is hydrogen. -Thats found in things all around us. Its bound in water. Its bound in plant material and its bound in everything that say hydrocarbon. -Convenient. Refilling a hydrogen fuel cell car takes a few minutes at the pump compared to hours plugged in for most electric charges. -Its quick, clean and easy and youre on your way in less than 5 minutes. -Now, some challenges. First, distribution. Hydrogen to be useful as a fuel in a fuel cell car, it needs to be highly compressed but naturally it wants to be 14 times lighter than air. It wants to be very ga搜索引擎优化us and low density. So its gotta be managed. Its gotta be created, has to be compressed, has to be kept in that state from the point where its stored to the point where its put into the vehicle. That makes it trickier than gasoline which is very happy to be this oily liquid that lives underneath your service station. Durability. Current hydrogen fuel cells are good for maybe 100,000 miles before theyre spent. Thats rather below what consumers expect from a gas or diesel. Number 3, pollution. Now, I just told you that hydrogen fuel cell cars are incredibly clean, but creating the hydrogen may not be. Depending where you live and what kind of a source your local filling station has for the hydrogen, there is upstream pollution created much as there is with battery electric cars. Itll vary widely by how and where you refill. The holy grail is to run solar powered plants that crack water into hydrogen no upstream pollution and using a virtually unlimited resource. -This station in Emeryville makes its hydrogen from solar power and water in a process called electrolysis. Other stations make their fuel on site, for instance, from wastewater or even landfill gas. -Cost. Fuel cells, catalytic converters and wedding rings. None of them are cheap because they all use a bunch of platinum. -Divine automakers who are members of the fuel cell partnership are starting to introduce their commercial vehicles. Some of them are for lease now in limited areas where there are stations, but were hearing them talk about starting to sell them in just about 18 months in 2015. -Thats sort of OEM loss leadership will be key. But perhaps more than any other alternative vehicle, hydrogen fuel cell cars will need leadership from government to foster a new network of fueling points and supporting infrastructure. Heres a little date book to watch. If you wanna know when these cars are gonna be in showrooms. By 2015, were hearing noises that Toyota and Hyundai will have them on the market. By 2017, look for the conglomerate of Ford, Nissan and Daimler working together to be in showrooms, and 2020 is the target date for the partnership of GM and Honda. Theres a lot going on out there, Much of it to be honest driven by California requirements for a certain number of 0 emission cars over the years ahead. Coming up, a top 5 that takes us into the site of some undersung innovation in modern cars when CNET on Cars returns. -To tell the story of these roadsters, we have to go back to 1929 in BMWs entry into the wocar accident Bentley Flying Spur Big car big power big price (CNET On Cars Episode 27rld of cars. Because BMW didnt start toffing car because plane engines is where it starts and World War I fighter engines. After that, it moved in to motorcycles and in the late 20s, it bought a ctory. That ctory was producing the Dixie which was a licensed Austin 7. BMW bought its way into the car industry. -Move love of cars at cnet.com/xcar. -Welcome back to CNET on Cars. Im Brian Cooley. Starting in this episode, were gonna do something new. Were gonna bring some of your e-mail into the show. We get a lot of e-mail from the viewers of CNET on Cars and a lot of good points were made, a lot of followups to things we talk about in the show. So lets get started. Our inaugural e-mail comes from Brian Johnson who says, First off, this is the best car shows since BBC Top Gear. Thats pretty high-priced. Thank you for that. When do you see, continues, an Android or iOS-connected car when it has at least a 10-inch screen that accepts your smartphone with connected apps plus car control? Well, heres the thing. iOS 7 just came out for Apple devices and that is something of a breakthrough. Here we have a very popular mobile operating system that for the first time can take over the main screen in the dash that the ctory put there; in this case, with Apple navigation, calling and communication and media playback. About 12 car makers have said to be supporting it sometime between late this year and early next. Thats in a big coming-soon state right now. Thats it. Do not expect your mobile phone to become part of the vehicles critical systems for operating the drive train or even turning on the headlights and such. That gets into a real dicey area in terms of regulation and liability. Oh, by the way, as r as the big screen sizes, thats already happening. Take a look at the new 2014 S560, the Tesla Model S, talk about a big screen, or any number of Chrysler products; all with huge screens that are around 10-inch or bigger depending on their aspect ratio, so that part is already done. Our next e-mail comes from Steve Keiser who writes in and says his 98 Civic HX averages 36 mile per gallon in Southern California freeway traffic, which is basically stop and go during rush hour. It has no air-conditioning. No power or anything. No amenities, but it has saved me thousands of dollars through its fuel efficiency. I dont understand why the car manucturer cant duplicate that lean Civic HX formula today. Well, Ill tell you the HX is definitely proof Steve that you can get great efficiency out of standard gasoline combustion cars with no electrification involved especially if you look at total cost of ownership. However, the reason that cars like that are very rare still, it comes down to 3 things really. Id say, first of all, profit. Car makers and dealers dont make much money off of stripper models like that which the HX and VX were. Secondly, theres market demand. To be honest, those cars go on the lap but not a lot of them sell. We talk a good game about wanting really high fuel efficiency, but we dont necessarily buy it when its in the showroom. And thirdly, theres a big trend toward bigger, heavier and ster cars over the last few decades. Like any Math equation, the other ctor has to compensate or complement that. And that other ctor is MPG, which has not gone up dramatically because of the other three. Its just the physics of moving up to bigger, ster, heavier car. We get what we pay for in showrooms car accident, not what we ask for in research so much. Now, you folks know I spend a lot of time in front seats of cars showing you the latest technology there, but increasingly, you may have noticed were in the backseat quite a bit. Where theres been a lot of innovation and continues to be more in the future, it makes for a great top 5. Now, when I say backseat innovations, were not talking about your awkward fumblings on dates back in high school. Instead, the ways car makers have taken the second row and turned it into a much more than just a place to sit by infusing it with tech. Im gonna rank these by their everyday usefulness cause weve seen a lot of these on our car reviews here at CNET. Theyve got a pretty good handle on which ones youll actually like. Number 5, a rear cooler. Im not sure you can use one of these to keep it kind of red bull cold, but dont these really say booze to you? especially since they only really show up on kinda quasi-limos. Now, as you can open the boozy contents of a cooler legally anywhere in the US, this would seem to be a low utility, but they are a crowd-pleaser. Number 4, climate control in the backseat. Now, many cars have had a backseat sort of third zone. Some split that into 2 zones for quad zone but thats still mostly sharing the main HVAC system, the newest rankle is a separate AC system just for the rear on some pretty high-end cars. But I still rank this kind of low because its kind of BS. I mean a car remains a small undivided space. Eventually, all the air goes to all the seats. Number 3, a Wi-Fi hotspot. Now most of our mobile devices today have their own connection to the internet or can bum one off the other device. But for a number of tablets and laptops, this can be cool. Add in the ct that General Motors is about to make it common on most of its cars and power it with 4G, then you may have just lost your last excuse to take a break from work. Number 2, rear seat entertainment. Now, Im no n of those dopey dual-DVD headrest rakes, but lets ce it, they arent there for elegant execution. Theyre there for parental sanity, so they do have their purpose. But the most interesting systems today have really wide screens and let you plum in your portable as a source instead of just relying on those antique optical discs. Now were talking. Before I get to number 1, heres one great backseat innovation that touches all the rest and that is great rear seat control panels. Back in 2004 when they revised the Jag XJ. I spotted the breakthrough here. Really sophisticated controls. Flash forward now to the latest Bentley Flying Spur, for example, will this cool detachable wireless controller that even connects to front row tech. One day the best tech in the car might be in the back. The number 1 in cabin tech innovation you will use a lot is recline massage. This is number 1 because backseats have always been purgatory with cramp room and no adjustments to make the most of what little you have. Adjustable rear seats used to be formally the domain solely of super high dollar cars, [unk] and stretch the LS. But now you can fly- ride in comfort in a Hyundai Equus with the same technology. Now, Ive never understood massage seats personally but I seem to be the odd man out there, so Ill give those a tip of my hat and now they can have shiatsu massage and all kinds of crazy stuff. Hey, thanks for being with us today and keep those e-mails coming. I might read yours in the next show. Its . By the way, they all come to me. I read every single one of them. And our website is cnetoncars.com where youll find past shows, a whole bunch of those, and feed links so you get all the future ones. Im Brian Cooley. Well see you next time when we check the tech.

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-Self-driving cars, so many reasons, so many hurdles. Gesturing at your technology even when its not misbehaving and is there anybody out there beyond iOS and Android. -This operating system wants to go head-to-head with Android. -Lets go find The Next Big Thing. Im Brian Cooley. Welcome. Were in search of The Next Big Thing coming to you here from CNETs headquarters in San Francisco. You know a few things in technology right now inspire as much scination, doubt, and personal indignation as self-driving cars. -Each perfectly eyed test would be correctly identified in the all-weather and lighting conditions. s -I didnt drive anything. I was just sitting in the car. Im amazed about how smooth and how it looks even though there is a lot of technology behind the car. So Im very encouraged. -New, more precise cameras will ensure the lane-keeping aid functions perfectly. -This increases comfort as well as safety. Of course the driver can regain control over the vehicle at any point. However particularly in situations like this you will increasingly wonder why you should. -Were gonna get there even sooner than we think. -Okay. The reasons for self-driving cars, these largely cluster around greater good. For example fewer accidents. Computers dont get bored. They dont drink. They know the rules of the road. They dont get distracted by that smartphone on the seat next to them that could really eat away at the 93 percent or so of the 6 million annual wrecks in this country that are caused by human screw-up. Then theres better road utilization. Lets ce it. Humans are pretty lousy at driving precisely, keeping their cars in a very even gap and a close gap. Just look at this video from an experiment recently where the drivers were asked to follow each other with an even tight gap between their cars and not really. Now computers at the wheel can maintain tight gaps with low elasticity as they move back and forth in conditions. That means more cars on existing roadway with great safety. Better fuel utilization. Computers can be programmed to operate the accelerator and brake in a way that preserves kinetic energy rather than dumping fuel in the cylinders at one moment only to convert that speed into brake dust and heat the next. Edmunds estimates that even current cruise control can save some 14 percent of fuel when implemented. Greater productivity. Average American right now spends something like 200 hours a year babysitting a dumb machine going from home to work and back again. Think what you could get done either personally or in your work if you had that time back at those times. Now the arguments I most often hear against self-driving cars often accompanied by a red ce go along these lines. First, I like to drive. So do I, believe me but I dont like my commute. I dont like minding a machine on routine journeys back and forth. On the weekend you can switch your autonomous car to manual. I dont trust computers. This one is understandable. After all were basically talking about putting the same technology into cars that gave us the Blue Screen of Death, the Sad Mac and five bars but no connection. However I take quite a bit of hope in the commercial airline industry as an example of how we can get five 9s of reliability in a critical transportation mode. Related to that one is when computers il, they il spectacularly. Humans tend to pick up on things before they get out of hand but I have to believe that software development, infrastructure, and redundant systems can solve this one. Then theres the concern that this stuff is gonna make cars cost a fortune. Well, a lot of the building blocks are in cars affordably today. Look at adaptive cruise control, self-parking, lane-drift prevention, blind spot warning tech. Take those existing technologies, give them another million lines of code or so and permission to do their thing and we might have a very safe system thats affordable already. Here are some milestones that you should watch with me to see how self-driving cars progress. First of all those building technologies I just mentioned look for them to become almost ubiquitous in cars of every price class. Then look for regulatory acceptance the way California and Nevada have recently put laws on the books saying its okay to have an autonomous car in public roads as long as a human can catch if it screws up. Car maker leadership, not just salesmanship. Companies like Nissan, Mercedes, General Motors, among those who said self-driving cars will start to really arrive as soon as 2020, there will be hiccups and problems on the road. The key is to handle those with a public dialogue and education. Then theres generational change. Successive generations will probably see self-driving as less of a threat as less subtractive for their lifestyle than previous generations. And finally Google. Few tech companies have the ability to create behavioral change on a global scale as Google does and has. Bottom line is this is a win, not an if. Get ready for at least a partially autonomous car in your foreseeable future. You know some folks have always complained that consumer technology is somehow dehumanizing and lets ce it. It is largely virtual and representational using pixels, synthesized voices, avatars, all to create this sort of X-Y universe. Maybe thats why 3D gesture technology sparks everyones imagination. Its sort of re-injects the primal human into the space. -We track all 10 fingers. Its very precise and very low latency. -And what that gets you is touch-free controlling of the computer. -Makers of Leap Motion envision people may be using this for robotic surgery. -Twisting the phone in your wrist twice quickly causes the camera app to launch from any application or when the device is asleep. -And then I can grab different pieces. You can do all of this with a keyboard and mouse but you know you wont be able to do it nearly as fluidly and as easily as you can with this controller. -Some numbers that move us beyond niche. In 2017, ABI predicts 30 percent of smartphones about 600 million of them will ship with gesture tech that year. Some 40 percent of new cars will have some kind of gesture tech by 2023 according to IHS. And the 3D gesture tech market expected to grow from 2 billion dollars to 15 billion in the next 5 years. 3D gesture technology will probably do best in its initial years when its and appropriate, almost a-ha . I also think its gonna be a good example of a technology that augments many others and replaces very few. Some of the hurdles Im looking for to see 3D gesture cross as it moves to ubiquity include higher precision. A lot of the things on 3D gesture technology right now are coarse and laggy compared to even a 7-dollar mouse. Thats not gonna work for long. As you get greater precision you actually get greater ease more than greater power. -This is about 1 milliseconds of latency. -This demo from Microsofts Applied Sciences Group is using 2D gesture, a touchscreen, but it still makes it very clear what happens when the technology improves past a certain point on the continuum. All of a sudden its utterly different, not just better. Then theres user discrimination. Really good 3D tech tomorrow has to be able to tell me from someone around me, focus on my gestures, filter out theirs. Then theres personalization. A recent University of St. Andrews study found that users were able to master 44 percent more gestures when they devised them themselves as opposed to just learning once the manucturer setup on the technology. Prove it to yourself. Next time you go to dinner with friends notice how differently everyone gestures even if theyre talking about the same topic. A killer app and I mean an application, not software app. The first big one was honestly the clapper. Next probably Nintendo Wii. Now its time for the 3rd that really leverages our smart mobiles. And finally theres because to me complex gesture technology is kind of the mother of all oxymorons. Now notice I left out fitness and body monitoring technology. Some put that in the gesture category but I see theres a different variant thats more passive data probing as opposed to 3D gesture is control technology. For its intuitive simplicity and the way that it injects human behavior into digital living, 3D gesture is a technology like no other. Back in pursuit of the next big thing, finally some thoughts on mobile platforms as we close this episode. For the longest time the discussion has been who will take that third position in the running with iOS and Android. Now the discussion is beginning to tilt a little bit away from who to whether. -Running Windows Phone 8 as its operating system, this Lumia has 4G LTE and NFC in addition to the usual smartphone capabilities. You wont find any buttons on the phones ce and thats because the Z10 uses only a series of gestures to navigate around. -This is the homescreen of Tizen. This operating system wants to go head-to-head with Android. You can see you have your apps arranged on the homescreen. As opposed to Android there is no normal homescreen that you fill with widgets and then a separate app tray. The app tray is the homescreen if you like. In the bottom right, you have a back button which is quite similar to how Android works while over on the left you get this context-sensitive menu which will display different things depending on what youre looking at. -Thanks to the new Snapdragon 800 processor pages and menus are accessed near immediately. -Look at this global market share data from Gartner. Theres Android, then theres iOS below that and then everyone else rolls up into an eye test at the bottom and worse than that either not trending or trending the wrong way. Similar US data from eMarketer, theres Windows Phone, Blackberry, and other rolling up to take increasingly less share of the overall market as time goes on. Its not the direction you wanna be going. Now well talk about Microsofts specific prospects of the future episode, but whoever wants to challenge for that third seat or even prove it exists, theyve gotta get these things done in my mind. First of all be different but recognizable. Thats kind of a tightrope to walk. You wanna be different enough to justify switching pane from whatever platform the user is already on, but at the same time be common enough to have an answer to every arrow in iOS and Androids quiver and car accident Self-driving cars Why? (The Next Big Thing Episode 2thats a lot of arrows. Next it seems as though you have to do your own hardware. I mean much to my surprise look how things have shaken up. Apple of course has always done hardware. Now look at Google with Motorola, Microsoft soon to have Nokia, Amazon is kind of in there as well. It looks as though if you wanna be in this battle youve gotta be able to fight it on 2 fronts, be affordable. Perhaps the only low-hanging fruit left in the mobile business is in the low or lower cost market either socioeconomically or geographically around the globe. Finally be and by that I mean in terms of how I use the device, its intece, and its services but also in understanding why I would do so and either leave one of the entrenched guys or get into mobiles for the first time which many millions of folks are about to do. Thanks for watching this episode. You can reach me easily. Its the . Send me your thoughts and topic suggestions. Ill see you next time we go in pursuit of The Next Big Thing.

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CNET Roadside Assistance 033: Your thoughts on self-driving cars

Self-driving cars are coming, here are some good reasons to welcome one in your driveway.

-You know, a few things in technology right now inspire as much scination, doubt, and personal indignation as self-driving cars. -Each perfectly eyed test would be correctly identified in the all-weather and lighting conditions. -I didnt drive anything. I was just sitting in the car. Im amazed about how smooth and how it looks even though there is a lot of technology behind the car. So, Im very encouraged. -New, more precise cameras will ensure the lane-keeping aid functions perfectly. -This increases comfort as well as safety. Of course, the driver can regain control over the vehicle at any point. However, particularly in situations like this, you will increasingly wonder why you should. -Were gonna get there even sooner than we think. -Okay. The reasons for self-driving cars, these largely cluster around greater good. For example, fewer accidents. Computers dont get bored. They dont drink. They know the rules of the road. They dont get distracted by that smartphone on the seat next to them. That could really eat away at the 93 percent or so of the 6 million annual wrecks in this country that are caused by human screw-up. Then theres better road utilization. Lets ce it. Humans are pretty lousy at driving precisely, keeping their cars in a very even gap and a close gap. Just look at this video from an experiment recently where the drivers were asked to follow each other with an even tight gap between their cars and not really. Now, computers at the wheel can maintain tight gaps with low elasticity as they move back and forth in conditions. That means more cars on existing roadway with great safety. Better fuel utilization. Computers can be programmed to operate the accelerator and brake in a way that preserves kinetic energy rather than dumping fuel in the cylinders at one moment only to convert that speed into brake dust and heat the next. Edmunds Self-driving cars So many reasons so many hurdles? car accidentestimates that even current cruise control can save some 14 percent of fuel when implemented. Greater productivity. Average American right now spends something like 200 hours a year babysitting a dumb machine going from home to work and back again. Think what you could get done either personally or in your work if you had that time back at those times. Now, the arguments I most often hear against self-driving cars often accompanied by a red ce go along these lines. First, I like to drive. So do I, believe me, but I dont like my commute. I dont like minding a machine on routine journeys back and forth. On the weekend, you can switch your autonomous car to manual. I dont trust computers. This one is understandable. After all, were basically talking about putting the same technology into cars that gave us the Blue Screen of Death, the Sad Mac, and five bars but no connection. However, I take quite a bit of hope in the commercial airline industry as an example of how we can get five 9s of reliability in a critical transportation mode. Related to that one is when computers il, they il spectacularly. Humans tend to pick up on things before they get out of hand, but I have to believe that software development, infrastructure, and redundant systems can solve this one. Then theres the concern that this stuff is gonna make cars cost a fortune. Well, a lot of the building blocks are in cars affordably today. Look at adaptive cruise control, self-parking, lane-drift prevention, blind spot warning tech. Take those existing technologies, give them another million lines of code or so and permission to do their thing and we might have a very safe system thats affordable already. Here are some milestones that you should watch with me to see how self-driving cars progress. First of all, those building technologies I just mentioned. Look for them to become almost ubiquitous in cars of every price class. Then look for regulatory acceptance the way California and Nevada have recently put laws on the books saying its okay to have an autonomous car in public roads as long as a human can catch it if it screws up. Car maker leadership, not just salesmanship. Companies like Nissan, Mercedes,car accident General Motors, among those who said self-driving cars will start to really arrive as soon as 2020, there will be hiccups and problems on the road. The key is to handle those with a public dialogue and education. Then theres generational change. Successive generations will probably see self-driving as less of a threat, as less subtractive for their lifestyle than previous generations. And finally Google. Few tech companies have the ability to create behavioral change on a global scale as Google does and has. Bottom line is this is a win, not an if. Get ready for at least a partially autonomous car in your foreseeable future.

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So, considering what you already need to keep sorted, you might think you dont have the head space for a car-maintenance checklist. Proper car upkeep takes more than keeping gas in the tank and changing the engine oil regularly, so neglect is neither an option nor an excuse. So, at least whip out your phone and enter our advice — it ranks high or at least it should — among must-remember data. For each entry on our car-maintenance checklist, well show the general time and/or mileage intervals between replacements, but always confirm with your owners manual, since these may vary from car to car.

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Well, not entirely accident free — one of the carKeep calm and let the car drive itself car accidents technicians, while driving it manually, managed to cause a five-vehicle crash. And on another occasion, the driver of an entirely manually controlled vehicle managed to run into the back of the driverless car.

The pattern here is that in nearly a third of a million miles, the computer hasnt made a single mistake — yet humans have.

Just think about that — it is legally possible for a car to make a journey with no human input whatsoever, on the public roads of three US states. The laws were partly granted so that autonomous car advocate Google could test its own vehicle on the streets.

Antony IngramAntony is a freelance motoring writer and automotive author specialising in the green car scene and the new car market. To redress the balance of these sensible, forward-thinking pursuits, hes also rather fond of more traditional petrolhead pastimes, with road trips and classic cars ranking highly on his list of Very Good Things. Antony recently authored his first book, Mazda MX-5: The Complete Story. He currently lives in North Yorkshire.

The technology is certainly developing quickly. Quickly enough that Florida, California, and Nevada all allow driverless cars on their roads.

In ct, we trust computers with a great deal these days. We trust them enough to store our priceless mily photos on, and to buy expensive products across the Internet, with little more than encrypted bits of data hiding our valuable bank details from prying eyes.

We also trust that computers will coordinate systems that let those expensive products get to the place theyre being stored in the first place. Or indeed, that the products will be built in the first place, using computer-controlled machines.

Humans make mistakes all the time. We worry about computers driving us around, yet were happy to trust llible,car accident distracted, emotional collections of flesh and bone to do the same.

Sunshine and balmy temperatures are two things we dont take for granted here in the UK, but another aspect of the sentence above, we do.

Several times in the past year, Ive climbed aboard a jet airliner, and it has carried me to some r-flung destination abundant in sunshine and balmy temperatures.

Youll already have guessed where this is going: Why, given all that trust put in computers, is it so hard to trust cars driven entirely by computer?

By and large, our journeys aboard modern aircraft are left largely in the hands of a computer. And we just sort of…trust it.

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Googles self-driving Toyota Prius has now driven more than 300,000 miles itself, accident free.

It has carried me, for example. It being the aircraft, of course. And using the singular neuter pronoun it refers to something were all acutely aware of these days, which is that its quite possible for an aircraft to conduct most of its journey without input from the pilot and co-pilot.