THE AMBERSONS, THE AUTOMOBILE, AND ORSON WELLES’ BRAZIL
THE AUTOMOBILE HERE happens to be driven by a guy named Morgan, but it’s not the English sports car. Instead, Orson Welles’ second film, The Magnificent Ambersons, 1942, is a … Continue reading
A PATH TO AUTO AUTONOMY’S LEVEL 3
I’VE RECENTLY SEEN TV ADS for GM Super Cruise which show the driver playing patty-cake with passengers. A confessed Luddite, I’m late in learning about this enhanced driver assistance (it … Continue reading
FROM B (Britannica) TO W (Wikipedia); A, X, Y, AND Z TOO.
RESEARCHING ONLINE SCIENCE, I USED TO seek out entries with .edu handles, all the more confident of their veracity. Over the years, especially here at SimanaitisSays with its more varied … Continue reading
HOW YA FEELIN’ ABOUT AFEELA?
IMAGINE HONDA AND SONY TEAMING UP to produce a car!?!. No, wait; you don’t have to imagine, because the Sony Honda Mobility Afeela (pronounced a-FEEL-a) was introduced at the 2023 … Continue reading
“ON A JAG IN A HEALEY”
A STRANGE SUBHEAD for an R&T road test? Even more so: One of the road test’s stars was a 28-year-old David E. Davis, Jr., three years before his association with … Continue reading
“THE WEASEL” WENSLEY—A LESTRADE COLLEAGUE?
ONE OF THE ATTRACTIONS of Stephen Browning’s On the Trail of Sherlock Holmes is its encouraging me to perform added sleuthing. For example, Browning’s “Walk 7: East End” introduced me … Continue reading
NORWAY—A BEV PARADISE PART 2
YESTERDAY IN PART 1, we learned what Ward, Lock & Co., c. 1930, had to say about Norway. Today, we discuss this Scandinavian country’s love affair with Battery Electric Vehicles. … Continue reading
ARE THERE ENOUGH OF US OUT THERE ALREADY?
IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT, beginning around 1950, we’re no longer living in the Holocene Epoch but the Anthropocene. It turns out that by many measures, including biomass, human beings have … Continue reading