GOOGLE SUED FOR GIVING ‘BAD’ DIRECTIONS

BACK SEAT DRIVINGPC World reports that Lauren Rosenberg, a Los Angeles California native, is suing Google because Google Maps issued directions that told her to walk down a rural highway. According to PCW’s Sarah Jacobsson, Rosenberg was walking down the highway—which had no sidewalk or pedestrian paths—and was struck by a car. “She is suing Google for her medical expenses ($100,000), as well as punitive damages,” says Jacobsson. “She is also suing the driver who struck her…”

38 MILLION UNFIT?

BACK SEAT DRIVING – The 2010 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test just released found that nearly one in five licensed drivers – roughly 38 million Americans – would not pass a written drivers test exam if taken today. The good news: California drivers ranked among the top 46 states. The bad news: There are only 50 states in the Union. Yes, California drivers rank four places shy of last place…

SWAN SONG FOR MERCURY?

BACK SEAT DRIVING – News that Ford Motor Company is reconsidering its long-held position and may shutter the Mercury brand comes at a pivotal time in their history. Since the arrival of Alan Mulally, Ford has shown little mercy when forced to make decisions that set the company up for long-term growth. Closing this historic brand, while bittersweet, is yet another tough, but good decision…

THE TRAFFIC GUY RIDES THE AIRWAVES

AUTOMOTIVE EVENTS – LA Car’s own Reed Berry, AKA The Traffic Guy, was once again on The Tim Conway Jr. Show (KFI-AM 640). Here in the Southland, he frequents the Conway show, but his radio romps go way back…

WHERE THEY RACED – THE DOCUMENTARY

BACK SEAT DRIVING – Rumors will soon be swirling that a video documentary based upon my book Where They Raced is underway. These rumors are true. I have been approached by Harry Pallenberg, a producer for Huell Howser Productions, regarding this project and I have accepted his terms. He and I have been friendly since shooting a California’s Gold episode at the Corona circle in 2002…