The IIHS is now testing and rating car headlights

I'm the only person who cares about this I'm sure. But I think it's pretty great that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is now giving ratings to vehicles for their headlights. In this initial round of tests, the Toyota Prius takes the cake with an impressive 400+ feet viewing distance using just regular headlights. And this is all without blinding traffic coming in the opposite direction (the new tests account for that measurement as well).


Here's a look at the first Toyota Rav4 NYC taxi cab

I was walking outside my apartment yesterday when I saw, from a distance, a NYC taxi that I've never seen before. I walked a bit closer and saw that it was a brand-new Toyota RAV4. I spoke to the driver for a bit and he mentioned that this model was recently approved by the TLC and that he was the very first cab driver to use it in NYC. Pretty cool, huh!