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By now, most Americans are familiar with devices known as a flight data recorders, commonly called 'black boxes.' They record an airplane's functions and signal transmissions in case of an accident. This has proved to be a good idea, and the government wants to mandate the installation of the same kind of technology in cars, in just a few years.
London's iconic black taxis are something of a symbol of the country's buttoned-up image rooted in British history, but a new addition promises to make the low-key vehicles rolling hubs of innovation. The U.K. government has just given approval to a local company to equip the taxis with high-speed Wi-Fi, essentially giving the city mobile Internet cafes.
As the Los Angeles Auto Show gets ready to open its doors next week they've given the public an advance look at their annual design challenge. This year's theme, chosen by the Design Los Angeles Board of Directors, tackles what kind of vehicle we might be seeing in our rear view mirrors in the future — namely the cop car.
Fifth grade teacher Morgan wanted to make his ride to work a bit more enjoyable. So, he decked out his scooter to look like R2-D2. He also outfitted the vintage luggage case in the back with Star Wars decals. Read on to get Morgan's take on his fun DIY project: