Lido Has Shuffled—a Tribute to the Genius of Lee Iacocca

Lido Has Shuffled—a Tribute to the Genius of Lee Iacocca

Lee Iacocca just died. And with him, an era. The era of the car guy executive. Iacocca wasn’t a transplant from a toothpaste company and he was an engineer, not a “human resources” manager. He smoked cigars, told ribald stories. Most of all, Lido knew cars and the car business. Put more precisely, he knew […]

ATE Racket Report for July 15, 2019

ATE Racket Report for July 15, 2019

The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the oos blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion.   Compiled by oos Base Director James C. Walker and oos Communications Director Shelia Dunn. Headlines from June 29 – July 12, 2019 National […]

The Split-Speed Limit Effect: That “Oh Crap” Look on Drivers’ Faces: oos E-Newsletter #548

The Split-Speed Limit Effect: That “Oh Crap” Look on Drivers’ Faces: oos E-Newsletter #548

Split speed limits, where certain commercial vehicles such as large trucks are forced to travel at lower speeds than surrounding traffic, are anathema to truckers and car drivers alike. That is why the oos and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) have often joined forces to oppose the posting of split speeds and the use […]

Wi-Fi vs. 5G, Battery in the Cloud, a Wheel that Does Everything and Hydrogen Flying Cars

Wi-Fi vs. 5G, Battery in the Cloud, a Wheel that Does Everything and Hydrogen Flying Cars

So much news in the Auto Tech Watch, we barely have time to write it all down. Here is the most recent score card on partnerships and hook ups in the Car of the Future Space from the past two weeks. BMW and Daimler are teaming up to develop driverless and electric cars. Volkswagen and […]

2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Room for 8 and 29 mpg

2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Room for 8 and 29 mpg

Toyota’s vast and lengthy experiences producing hybrids has resulted in an SUV that does it all. Its Highlander has all-wheel drive, room for eight, a plethora of safety equipment, high resale value, an MSRP of $42,030 and the government rates it as 29 mpg. In fact, according to the government, almost all SUV hybrids with […]