Brent Logan

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Category: transportation

  • Ban Google Glass Use While Driving?

    West Virginia is considering banning the use of a “wearable computer with head-mounted display” while driving. Makes sense, right? Maybe not. Imagine apps that might improve safety: Sensing head movement and alerting the driver when those movements indicate drowsiness. Using the camera to identify pedestrians and bicyclists in and around the roadway, and alerting the […]

  • Honda P0401 Code Fixed, Again

    Less than two years and 40,000 miles later, I again performed the P401 code fix on our 2001 Honda Odyssey. I was much faster this time. Even better, I completed the trip cycle for all sensors and it passes! Nice. :-) Now, for a quick trip to DEQ.

  • Goal: Zero Traffic Deaths

    Eliminate all pedestrian, bicycle, and overall traffic crash fatalities within 10 years. Chicago’s Department of Transportation released its “Action Forward” plan with a performance measure of “zero pedestrian, bicycle, and overall traffic crash fatalities within ten years.” Audacious or about time? Hat tip: NextDraft.

  • An Eventful Day for our 2001 Honda Odyssey

    Today was an eventful day for our 2001 Honda Odyssey minivan: The odometer dialed through 222,222. That’s a lifetime average of about 22,000 miles per year, but our records show the last two years averaged 25,000 miles each. It looks like our travel is increasing as our kids have headed off to different directions for […]

  • P0401 Code Fix For 2001 Honda Odyssey

    P0401 Code Fix For 2001 Honda Odyssey

    Our 2001 Honda Odyssey needed to pass Oregon’s DEQ to get renewed license tags. Unfortunately, the check engine light wouldn’t stay off and it had code P0401 — Exhaust Gas Recirculation, Flow Insufficient. After paying a mechanic to install a new EGR valve and catalytic converter, and trying more expensive gas and gas cleaner additives, […]

  • MPG or GPM?

    Which saves more gas? Replacing a 10 MPG car with a 20 MPG car Replacing a 25 MPG care with a 50 MPG car The answer might surprise you. The video poses a thought question but doesn’t answer it. The answer is so counterintuitive that I thought it worthwhile to answer here. Suppose a car […]