Letters: December 2010

Feedback from our members

6 December 2010

Cars of the Future

The technology presented in “Keeping Cars From Crashing” [September, p. 5] undoubtedly would lower the rate of automobile accidents, even with cars traveling at high speeds. But we must also build electric railways for cars on the highways and design a traffic control system for them. That is a necessary step in developing an intelligent energy strategy.

OLIVER H. WINN
Corona Del Mar, Calif.

 

Two simple techniques that can help avoid collisions are to turn on your headlights when using your windshield wipers and to use your hazard blinkers when reversing. At a trivial expense, automobile manufacturers could produce cars that perform those two safety features automatically. I don’t understand why they wait for legislation to force them to take such steps.

ROBERT G. HUENEMANN
Hollister, Calif.

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