AUTOMOTIVE NEWS TIDBITS PART 2
YESTERDAY, I GLEANED TIDBITS FROM Automotive News concerning BEV repairability and FCEV Class 8 trucking. Today, this authoritative journal changes pace to discuss Formula 1 research, Britain’s aging car parks, … Continue reading
AUTOMOTIVE NEWS TIDBITS PART 1
THESE DAYS, MORE THAN A DECADE INTO MY blissful retirement fun of SimanaitisSays and GMax time gobbling, I look to the authoritative Automotive News for tidbits, not for incremental details … Continue reading
THE LIMOS’ DEMISE, BUT….
“ONCE THE SYMBOL OF AFFLUENCE, the stretch limo has largely fallen out of favor…,” writes Jesus Jiménez in “The Long Demise of the Stretch Limo,” The New York Times, April … Continue reading
“HOW SAFE IS SAFE ENOUGH FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES?”
THIS MOST COGENT QUESTION is addressed by a Carnegie Mellon associate professor who has written a book on this crucial topic. Professor Philip Koopman has also written an article in … 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
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
TIME FOR HYDROGEN (AND NOW WE MEAN IT)
“NO LONGER ’20 YEARS IN THE FUTURE,’ ” writes Lindsay Brooke, Editor-in-Chief, in SAE International Automotive Engineering, February 2023. “Hydrogen and fuel cells are a vital, high-growth solution for carbon … Continue reading
ENOUGH ELECTRON GUZZLERS?
IN SAE AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, February 2023, Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Brooke addresses “electron guzzlers,” what he calls today’s equivalent of muscle cars of an earlier era. Lindsay writes, “It’s time to acknowledge … Continue reading