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I rarely post personal stuff….this is different because I need your help.
This weekend 4 kids were killed in Tracy, CA in a senseless car accident. One happened to be my daughters best friend, and one of our “part-time” daughters.
Since 6th grade we took Carol everywhere at least once a week. I am posting Carol’s Life With Us at this Picasa site. Many more pictures will be going up there in the coming weeks (I have gigs and gigs to sift thru).
What I Need From You
I need a hot shot software designer to design some SW to throttle a car’s top speed to, say 55 mph, for selected drivers. For example, if the person driving Carol the other night would have had an adult brain….errr, if the car had a brain they would not have been able to go 80 to 100 mph on a back road (NOTE: A subsequent report, in the newspaper, stated that the car was only going about 55 MPH. We await the final CHP report for the final estimate of speed). The car would have been set to stop this driver (or a default driver) from going that fast. (NOTE AGAIN: Lifelong friend, Thomas Alexander, has told me this is not a great idea…we are working on new ideas that are interesting).
Since kids in their teenage years are lacking the brain function to control themselves…lets give parents the option to control the car.
Please…let’s do this.
I don’t care if we are being too controlling…I would rather have Carol alive and mad as hell at me, than what we now have.
Here is a video of Carol’s first visit to UC Davis where she was planning to attend on an Academic Scholarship. One day away…