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    Crashing your car from car mp3???

    Has anyone crashed their car because they were playing with the in-car computer? I wonder why the industry hasn't taken up the in-car computing market yet.

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    No, but I did total my very first car when I was 16 because I was fast forwarding the tape and not paying attention to traffic!!! Go figure!

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    i never have, but you do have to be careful. i try not to look at the screen when driving, i just change the song and if i dont want to hear it, i go to the next one. no big deal.
    i would really hate to see some of this stuff get in certain drivers hands. if people have a hard time talking on cell phones, i dont want to see what some people might do with computers.
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    to go a little off topic, but still on the subject of 'distractions' I read in a paper yesterday an article about those 'dancing elviss' that were featured in I think I was an Audi car advert a few months back..... you know the one where the guy is grinding gears to make it dance.?


    anyway, these things are now HUGE in Melbourne anyway after the add. In the article they were saying how such things are illegial to have in a car and that includes anything hanging from a rear vision mirror - air freshner, the elvis.... and (eek!) fluffy dice since they are too much of a distraction.

    You get 7 days to remove em after being caught, otherwise its a fine...... might wait until I got a warning before I remove my fluffy dice tho!


    BTW..... whats the correct plural spelling for 'Elvis'???? drawn a mental blank I think?!
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    Never happened to me. There's nothing really distracting about my player, since I don't have a screen and the keypad is right below the shift lever...
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    yep, i was always one that said to myself i will NEVER drive and talk on cellphone... well one day i decided to give it a try...1min into talking on the cell phone... i amost crashed my car... Boy did i quickly cut of the phone and ever since that day any time i got to make a call i pull to the side
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    I'm guilty of talking on the cellphone while driving a few times... it's amazing how little you actually pay attention to driving when doing it. After a few times, I realized that I couldn't recall anything about where I was driving while I was on the phone.. landmarks, stoplights, etc... It just proved to me that it's entirely too dangerous, and I'm very grateful that I didn't cause any accidents! Now the cellphone is turned off when I get in the car... it's just not worth the risk.

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    You know...this brings up the idea of something I wanted to do originally with my car. Have a proximity sensor in the front and rear that beeps when you get close to an object. Would this be difficult to implement? If you could adjust it while driving to be more or less sensitive it may be enough for a 1 or 2 second warning before you rear-end someone.

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    El·vii (el-vi)
    n.
    A plural of Elvis.


    El·vis (el-veas)
    n. pl. El·vii (-d-) or El·vis·eses
    Abbr. EP or King. Music.

    The king of Rock and Roll.
    A Rhythm and Blues promoter.
    Big house in Memphis.
    Also starred in many movies featuring musical scores.




    BTW if you are going to talk on the telephone (which I do regularly on long trips) then use some kind of hands free device.

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    Originally posted by SuperMatty
    You know...this brings up the idea of something I wanted to do originally with my car. Have a proximity sensor in the front and rear that beeps when you get close to an object. Would this be difficult to implement? If you could adjust it while driving to be more or less sensitive it may be enough for a 1 or 2 second warning before you rear-end someone.
    Yeah Matty I have some of those.
    Two proximity sensors, one in each eye socket. The alert is me going 'AHHHHHH!'
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