Winter driving today is a mix of myth and reality such as the buy-in the all-wheel-drive and true intelligent four-wheel-drive systems are the same (they’re not). It’s a time for care and preparation and thought. If your car wasn’t ready for winter driving last month now is too late to start as the winter has descended on parts of the world that have never seen ice, let alone snow. Indeed, places that have been almost immune to ice and snow, such as parts of the American south have had to deal with it — a very unusual situation and one for which they aren’t prepared — while in much of the North or Snow Belt there’s still bare ground and warm temperatures. Even in other parts of the world have been touched by this, places that aren’t typical of where you find black ice.