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Video: How Porsche got Patrick Dempsey into the driver’s seat for Le Mans

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Porsche, Celebrities, Humor How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Ask Patrick Dempsey and he’ll likely tell you the same secret for landing a role on a hit TV show or, for that matter, driving a Porsche in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That’s because, like McQueen …

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Report: Ford developing seat capable of detecting heart attacks

Filed under: Etc., Safety, Technology, Ford A heart attack behind the wheel can render much of your car’s safety equipment moot despite decades of advancement. Ford Motor Company has tasked its European Research Center in Aachen, Germany with finding a way to reduce accidents caused by drivers experiencing heart trouble. According to the automaker, their …

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State Farm’s feedback app is the pocket-seat driver you never wanted [w/video]

Filed under: Safety, Technology, Videos State Farm Driver Feedback app for the iPhone – Click above to watch video after the jump Somewhere deep in the recesses of your mind is the desire, surely Freudian, that “I’d like more input and feedback on how I drive, even to the grocery store.” Or, at least, State …

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PSA: Using an armchair as a replacement seat is a bad idea

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Canada, Humor Ottawa police were conducting roadside seatbelt checks as part of the Spring Seatbelt Campaign, when one of their stops brought an unexpected surprise. A green Chevrolet minivan’s driver got into some trouble thanks to the aftermarket passenger seat he installed. This was no Sparco or Recaro, mind you – …

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