26 Mar '12, 12pm

Slow ride: Buses are the new vehicles of youth rebellion

Slow ride: Buses are the new vehicles of youth rebellion

To entice teenagers, Ford and other automakers need to make their cars more like smartphones … They could automatically check teenagers into Foursquare when they arrive at the mall. The car could read text messages aloud for the driver. It could have built-in cameras to take pictures and videos of passengers and upload them to Facebook and YouTube, also automatically tagging who is who in the images. - The New York Times Hard to believe but today these guys would be total dorks. (Photo by TimothyJ.) In Dazed and Confused , the classic ode to teenage freedom set in the mid-’70s, the majority of the action happens in or around cars; one character quips that she and her friends usually “just drive around” for fun. I’ve always loved that film for how closely it approximates my own high school’s social world, thought it is set 30 years earlier. (I’m like the dorky redhead, exce...

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