AutoComplete: Continental wants you to see through your car's A-pillars
Here's what's making news on Road Show.
The fact is that modern cars, while much safer, are a lot harder to see out of than they used to be.
But Continental has a solution with its virtual A-pillar technology.
The tech itself is simple and uses cameras that are already common on many new cars to send a picture of what the drive would see were the A-pillar not there onto a screen on the pillar itself.
As our own Andrew Kroc so sagely noted, seeing a person is a pretty good way to lower the chance of hitting them with your car.
Ford is recalling 1.5 million Focuses over concerns of stalling in deformed fuel tanks due to a stuck open purge valve.
The recall affects 2012- 2018 Focuses with the 2 liter engines built at Ford's Michigan assembly plant.
The fix involves reprogramming the car to better detect malfunctioning purge valves, and in some cases, replacing the purge valve itself.
Owners can expect to hear from Ford about the recall in December.
So I know it's almost 2019, and we're living in the future and everything, but you know what?
It's nice to have physical knobs and buttons in cars.
They're easier to use while driving than screens are.
Honda figured this out the hard way and has gone back to using more physical controls on its 2019 Civic SI.
We're stoked to hear that.
And you can also get the new SI in platinum white pearl, as well as an eye searing new color called tonic yellow pearl if that's your thing.
Find more on these stories over at theroadshow.com.
We'll talk to you tomorrow.
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