Mazda race car

Forecasting the Future with Mazda

Mazda recently announced its “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” plan, which sounds like it was named by a guy in a tie and my preschool nephew while they were locked in room together. Regardless! It’s an interesting plan, so let’s take a look at what it means for normal people who just want to buy and drive…

HUD in a 2016 Mercedes-Benz

Should I Want a Heads-Up Display?

Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Heads-up display technology is new, but not cutting-edge and not even particularly high-tech. As of late 2016, though, it’s not in that many cars. Sometimes, when people hear that the car projects information onto the windshield, they wonder if it’ll block your view and make driving more dangerous or distracted.…

How to Use: Blind Spot Monitoring

Blind spot monitoring systems are not the hottest of technologies. A lot of cars have sensors that detect vehicles in your blind spot, that tricky space just off your left rear fender. You wouldn’t think a pickup truck or, in my case one time, a COP CAR could hide there. But they can. The problem…