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Episode 4 – “The Valencia Club”

After a slightly extended break, Dave & Jeff recorded a slightly extended Ueberfreundezeit. Many topics of this crazy summer of 2010 vied for their attention, but only these were up to snuff: Volvo’s heartbeat-detecting intruder alert, the sad tale of Travis Kevie & the Valencia Club, the also-sad tale of the coked up greyhounds, dinosaurs & their problems, and of course Montana Fishburne. Things happened in North Korea, but they ignored them.

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Volvos know if someone’s hiding in your car, but no one cares

I just learned about a weird feature that recent Volvos have had:

The system, part of a $550 option package, allows drivers to use their key fob to remotely check for anyone lurking in the rear seat. The intruder in hiding is detected by their heartbeat.

It turns out that this is not something people really needed or wanted. So it’s being discontinued. It wouldn’t have worked on Dick Cheney anyway.

Via Scocca

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