OBD, OBD2, M2M…. OMG

Last night Sprint M2M (Machine to Machine) and I hosted a dinner party under the stars for some of Los Angeles’ forward thinking women. Sprint M2M is responsible for providing the bandwidth for more than 5 million M2M devices. I promise you this is interesting! Don’t give up on me. Sprint has a line of products for insurance companies – OBD2 devices plug into your car, typically under the dashboard. Every car made from 1996 until today has an OBD plug in site (OBD = On Board Diagnostics). It’s where …

Utah with the 2013 Santa Fe Crossover by Hyundai

I’ve just spent a few hours and a few hundred miles in the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. I’ve driven it at a luxury hotel (and it looks lovely and perfectly in place there). I’ve driven it on the highways in Utah at altitudes between five and eight thousand feet above sea level. I’ve driven the Hyundai Santa Fe on an unpaved fire road at 45 miles an hour and slammed on the brakes just for fun. The car stopped, it didn’t skid or turn sideways. It just stopped. I could feel the …

Your Car is My Litmus Test

I’m not really a nice woman, which is totally okay, because I’m not trying to be. I’d like to be thought of as kind and honest, but nice women clutch their pearls and say Bless Your Heart and then they die when their ulcers explode. I’ll be ulcer free. There are people I will never like, there are first impressions I simply cannot recover from. At one point in time I tried to talk myself out of these kinds of snap judgements, but then I realized they served me well. I don’t like …

We Got the Chevy Cruze Sideways

I just ran home from Main Street in Motion so that I could pop off a quick post for y’all. GO. If you’re buying a car Main Street in Motion is brilliant because you can test drive (short but fun drives) two or three comparable cars one after the other. When you’re at Auto Row running from one dealership to the next it’s sometimes hard to remember what features you enjoyed about which car. With this setup you hop from one car to the other in minimal time. I’ll post …

LA Auto Show, Audi, Acura and Exhaustion

I’m beat. I’m somewhere past exhausted. Mr. G is still away, and I’m pretty good Mom, but I’m a miserable Father. Alexander is starting to show his need for his Dad. Also, note to Mr. G, he has a black eye. It is not my fault. It was a school desk injury. Apparently he was looking into a desk when a girl next to him flipped the top up. Again, not my fault. (This time) I spent the day at the LA Auto show. The folks at Audi treated me …