Google Maps just got better – Draggable directions!

Google is on a roll! My favorite map tool just got better with some cool features!
You can now drag your route (blue line) using different roads than the ones chosen automatically by Google. You can add destinations and it will all get sorted out for you nice and neat.

I’m totally loving it! Watch the Google Maps video introducing some of the new features:

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Semi Truck hits man in wheelchair and takes him for a ride!

This is just unbelievable! A man in a wheelchair starts to cross the street, in the meantime a semi-truck leaves a gas station and embeds this poor guy’s chair into his grill and pushes him down the road about 50 miles before police stop the truck driver from going any further. Nobody gets hurt! 50 MILES!!

Of course the truck driver didn’t know he had a guy stuck as his new hood ornament. Carpenter (the man in the wheelchair) was pushed in his seat the whole time and by some kind of miracle completely unharmed.

“I was happy. Thank God it was over,” Carpenter said. “I thought it was kind of like a fair ride. I don’t remember feeling any bumps though. I must have, but the road must have been pretty smooth.”

You have got to see the pictures and news video of man in wheelchair going for the ride of his life

BMW that parks itself.

Yup, that’s right!  A BMW that parks itself.  Currently in the making to be released within the next 3 years.

Setting up the parking system involves placing a reflective lens against the wall of at the head of the parking space. A miniature video camera on the car’s front windshield measures the distance and angle of the car relative to the lens, while the sensor assumes there is a minimum distance of about 8 inches to the left and right sides of the car.

A little setting up needed, but still cool.

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