When it comes to cars, trucks, vans, and other automobiles, there’s one word that comes to mind above all others, and that one word is freedom, and for good reason. Getting your learner’s permit, and then your driver’s license, and finally your first car is like a baby bird learning to fly and leaving the nest. Your whole world opens up to you in one paradigm shifting instant. However, while cars can simply be a way to get from point A to point B for many, some of us have ascended to a higher level of automobile appreciation. We eat, sleep, and breathe cars. For those car obsessed super fans among us, here are some interesting facts about our favorite subject.
First and foremost, let’s talk about smart cars. Smart cars are a relatively new addition to the automotive fold, and as such, they’re a relatively new obstacle to tackle. We’re not to the level of self driving cars, yet, but they’re coming down the pipeline, as you’ve likely heard. No, I’m referring merely to cars with built in wifi enabled on board computers. These handy, hands free devices will allow you stay connected even on the go, further revolutionizing the way we live and communicate. However, this presents new problems with regards to cyber security. For example, we can’t exactly install Norton Antivirus on your on board computer like you would your laptop, and it has been demonstrated that a smart car can be hacked, surrendering control of your vehicle to the hacker. This is has yet to be anything more than a test to improve security, but it doesn’t bode well for the safety of smart cars, at least not for the time being.
On a lighter note, back in the earliest days of the automobile, 1895, there was a collision between the only two cars in the state of Ohio.