Ford patents real-life, self-driving Robo-Cop car

31 Jan
2013 Ford Police Interceptor conceptSomeone at Ford must appreciate classic action movies. First, the company announced it was making a driverless pizza delivery car—on the 20th anniversary of SkyNet. Now, Ford has a patent for a real life Robo-Cop car. Rather than a mechanized Alex Murphy driving a Taurus, however, the Ford police car of the future will drive itself, and even...

Oregon cedes freedom of speech case against red light camera critic

9 Dec
red light runners in los angelesIt is, perhaps, human nature to harbor grandiose dreams of fighting a traffic ticket, even to the point of arguing before a local judge. For the past four years, however, an Oregon man has taken that fantasy to extreme levels, ultimately resulting in the state’s senior assistant attorney general admitting in federal court that the state...