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Posted by mrv@kluge.net on December 13, 2006, 5:18 pm
 



NeoPhyte_Rep wrote:

Many cars that have an outside temperature display will also warn of
ice conditions.
http://pages.ebay.com/buy/guides/choose-vehicle-features-guide/

For example:

Saab 9000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_9000

VW Passat
http://www.auto123.com/en/info/news/carfamily,view,Volkswagen.spy?artidX257&pg=1

Mazdas with the autodimming mirror:
http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/displayPage.action?pageParameter=contactCustomer#26

And there are some aftermarket products that warn if outside
temperatures could lead to black ice:

PNI Wayfinder:
http://www.wayfindercompass.com/wayfinder.asp
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Product/tf-Browse/s-10101/Pr-p_Product.CATENTRY_ID:2005774/p-2005774/N-111+10201+600003255/c-10101
http://www.safety-devices.com/v7000.htm

Roadpro:
http://www.roadpro.co.uk/retail/product_list.aspx?prod=Temperature+gauges
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
http://www.realtruck.com/productline/1268/1004/1/12_volt_indoor_outdoor_thermometer_w_ice_alert.html

Gentex NVS Auto-Dimming rear-view mirror:
http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?stk_codePgenk20&store=&catidF67



Considering that Toyota has considered the Prius to be a platform for
introducing new technology (for examples see the hybrid system,
auto-park (IPA), and the Smart key system), it would not be surprising
that the Prius may have a feature that other Toyotas do not have yet...
 But the "outside temperatures cold enough that ice may form warning
light" is not a Toyota-specific new technology.


Posted by howard on December 13, 2006, 11:21 pm
 


mrv@kluge.net wrote:

My '06 Avalon gives a warning "May be Icy?"

Posted by NeoPhyte_Rep on December 14, 2006, 1:23 am
 

mrv@kluge.net wrote:

http://www.auto123.com/en/info/news/carfamily,view,Volkswagen.spy?artidX257&pg=1

http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/displayPage.action?pageParameter=contactCustomer#26

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Product/tf-Browse/s-10101/Pr-p_Product.CATENTRY_ID:2005774/p-2005774/N-111+10201+600003255/c-10101

http://www.realtruck.com/productline/1268/1004/1/12_volt_indoor_outdoor_thermometer_w_ice_alert.html

Thank you, I was not aware of these other implementations.

Posted by richard schumacher on December 13, 2006, 3:39 pm
 



It's warning you to drive carefully because there may be patches of ice
on the road.  It's nothing at all to do with the car itself.

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