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15. With the new restrictions on cell phone use while driving in the US, David had to figure out how to use his phone while driving without getting a ticket. He saw some of his coworkers begin carrying around a set of earbuds, but he thought that was unsafe since you couldn't hear anything else. After doing some research online, he found out that his Camaro had hands-free capabilities through the car's OnStar module.

15. With the new restrictions on cell phone use while driving in the US, David had to figure out how to use his phone while driving without getting a ticket. He saw some of his coworkers begin carrying around a set of earbuds, but he thought that was unsafe since you couldn't hear anything else. After doing some research online, he found out that his Camaro had hands-free capabilities through the car's OnStar module.

Bruno Torf Gardens - works of magic!  After 2009 bush fires that ripped through Marysville has now been re-opened.  A master at his work using tree trunks, sculpturing his master pieces

Bruno Torf Gardens - works of magic! After 2009 bush fires that ripped through Marysville has now been re-opened. A master at his work using tree trunks, sculpturing his master pieces

A team led by Prof. Peer Fischer from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany [http://www.is.mpg.de/fischer] has developed an ...

A team led by Prof. Peer Fischer from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany [http://www.is.mpg.de/fischer] has developed an ...

12. "Daddy, what are those?" David's son was pointing at a yellow call box on the side of the 101 freeway. "That's a call box." David replied. "What do they call?" These call boxes were costing over a million dollars a year to maintain, and with nearly everyone having a cellphone, there was little need for these call boxes. "I guess it's for people who don't have cell phones." "But you have the nice car lady." It was true, OnStar was there no matter what.

Highway call boxes becoming obsolete

12. "Daddy, what are those?" David's son was pointing at a yellow call box on the side of the 101 freeway. "That's a call box." David replied. "What do they call?" These call boxes were costing over a million dollars a year to maintain, and with nearly everyone having a cellphone, there was little need for these call boxes. "I guess it's for people who don't have cell phones." "But you have the nice car lady." It was true, OnStar was there no matter what.

7. Like most waiting rooms, there is usually an old stack of magazines with less than relevant information. David didn't feel like sitting on his phone, so he grabbed an old Newsweek, and started flipping through the pages. About half way through, he suddenly saw an old picture of Batman, his favorite superhero. "Ever wish you had someone like him around whenever you needed help?" The old OnStar ad made him chuckle, but it was true, they were there whenever he needed them.

7. Like most waiting rooms, there is usually an old stack of magazines with less than relevant information. David didn't feel like sitting on his phone, so he grabbed an old Newsweek, and started flipping through the pages. About half way through, he suddenly saw an old picture of Batman, his favorite superhero. "Ever wish you had someone like him around whenever you needed help?" The old OnStar ad made him chuckle, but it was true, they were there whenever he needed them.

19. A terrible storm rolled through, knocking out power and phone lines for most of the city. Julie and David tried desperately to get in touch with their son who was with a group of friends traveling near the Gulf Coast when the storm hit. Thankfully, he had the smart idea to use OnStar, which relies on satellites to communicate and he was able to let David and Julie know that he was alright.

Tornado Survivors Tell Their Stories

19. A terrible storm rolled through, knocking out power and phone lines for most of the city. Julie and David tried desperately to get in touch with their son who was with a group of friends traveling near the Gulf Coast when the storm hit. Thankfully, he had the smart idea to use OnStar, which relies on satellites to communicate and he was able to let David and Julie know that he was alright.

1. When David was young, he and his father were coming back from a five-day camping trip when they were suddenly caught by a terrible thunderstorm. A strong gust of wind tore a heavy branch from a nearby tree and struck their car with it, sending them careening off the road into a deep ravine. Without a cellphone to call for help, it was hours before a passerby found David and his father in dire condition. David would forever remember how helpless he felt during those hours.

1. When David was young, he and his father were coming back from a five-day camping trip when they were suddenly caught by a terrible thunderstorm. A strong gust of wind tore a heavy branch from a nearby tree and struck their car with it, sending them careening off the road into a deep ravine. Without a cellphone to call for help, it was hours before a passerby found David and his father in dire condition. David would forever remember how helpless he felt during those hours.

6. The thief drove off with the car as David watched the high speed chase unfold on TV. The GM Tahoe unexpectedly stopped, and the thief bolted from the car. He was apprehended a few moments later when he tried jumping over a fence. The reporter came back on with a live interview with one of the police officers. "He wouldn't have pulled over if OnStar hadn't have shut the vehicle down…Generally pursuits end in a collision.", said the officer.

6. The thief drove off with the car as David watched the high speed chase unfold on TV. The GM Tahoe unexpectedly stopped, and the thief bolted from the car. He was apprehended a few moments later when he tried jumping over a fence. The reporter came back on with a live interview with one of the police officers. "He wouldn't have pulled over if OnStar hadn't have shut the vehicle down…Generally pursuits end in a collision.", said the officer.

3. "Do you know where you are going?", asked David's friend. "Of course I do! I know where the airport is!", David retorted. They had been driving for what seemed like at least an hour on the freeway with no exit leading to the airport in sight. "I think you're going the wrong way David. We should ask…" "Fine! Let's ask!" It turns out David had been driving north on the freeway instead of south for 30 miles.

3. "Do you know where you are going?", asked David's friend. "Of course I do! I know where the airport is!", David retorted. They had been driving for what seemed like at least an hour on the freeway with no exit leading to the airport in sight. "I think you're going the wrong way David. We should ask…" "Fine! Let's ask!" It turns out David had been driving north on the freeway instead of south for 30 miles.

Picture the scene: You’re in a self-driving car and, after turning a corner, find that you are on course for an unavoidable collision with a group of 10 people in the road with walls on either side. Should the car swerve to the side into the wall, likely seriously injuring or killing you, its sole occupant, and saving the group? Or should it make every attempt to stop, knowing full well it will hit the group of people while keeping you safe?

Picture the scene: You’re in a self-driving car and, after turning a corner, find that you are on course for an unavoidable collision with a group of 10 people in the road with walls on either side. Should the car swerve to the side into the wall, likely seriously injuring or killing you, its sole occupant, and saving the group? Or should it make every attempt to stop, knowing full well it will hit the group of people while keeping you safe?

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