Friday, April 15, 2011

Lexus RX300's Backup Camera Feature Not as Effective

I saw this funny video about a guy trying to be very patient with a female driver trying to backup a Lexus RX300. I think it's the second generation Lexus RX300 and if I'm not mistaken, this should have a backup camera feature. I guess car manufacturers have to think of another way to help "aunties" backup their car more efficiently.

Enjoy the video! :)
The Lexus RX300 XU30 (Second Generation) has the ff features:
The second generation RX 330/350 interior featured genuine Golden Bird's Eye Maple or Walnut wood trim, a sliding multi-level center storage console, dual-zone climate control, and power tilt/telescopic steering column. Available options included a 210-watt, 11-speaker Mark Levinson premium sound system, DVD-based navigation system with backup camera, rear seat DVD player with wireless headphones, and panoramic three panel moonroof.
I suggest that Auntie buy a Mercedes Benz B class instead because it has an auto parking feature:

or probably a 2011 BMW 5-series:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Laser Canon Destroys Boat - US Navy Test

US Navy and Office of Naval Research (ONR) conducted a test for a laser weapon. A high-energy laser fired from the USS Paul Foster hit a motorboat with a 15-kilowatt (kW) pulse from a solid-state high-energy laser (HEL).

Despite waves and high humidity which degrades laser output, the laser equipped warship successfully crippled a smaller boat by burning through its engine and igniting it. According to ONR, this is an important step toward mounting high-energy lasers on ships as weapons.

High-Energy Laser Canon (HEL)