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Category Archives: Driving it Today

CATCHING UP WITH AUTOMOTIVE NEWS PART 2

YESTERDAY IN Part 1, I gleaned Automotive News tidbits of one sort or another. This continues today in Part 2 with crystal ball views of our automotive future clear out … Continue reading

October 24, 2021 · 4 Comments

CATCHING UP WITH AUTOMOTIVE NEWS PART 1

HERE’S STUFF I wouldn’t have known, had I not regularly read Automotive News, the auto industry weekly. Tidbits in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow are presented in no … Continue reading

October 23, 2021 · 3 Comments

AUTO SHOWS I’VE LOVED

A CONFLUENCE OF THINGS, especially the Internet and Covid-19, all but put paid to international auto shows. But, as shown by I.A.A. Mobility, a Munich replacement for the traditional biennial … Continue reading

September 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DRIVING

A TOYOTA PODCAST, part of the company’s Toyota Untold series, is devoted to “The Psychology of Driving,” June 21, 2021. It features two researchers, both psychology Ph.D.s, discussing their work … Continue reading

July 27, 2021 · 1 Comment

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS TIDBITS

WHAT WITH ONE thing and another, I’ve let almost two months of my Automotive News with little more than scanning the front pages of this industry weekly. EVs coming; check. … Continue reading

May 31, 2021 · 2 Comments

DOUBLE-NICKEL TIDBITS

“THE DOUBLE-NICKEL,” grandpa explains, as he and the grandkids travel a pandemic-emptied freeway at 80, “was once the National Maximum Speed Limit, 55 mph.” A grandkid says, “55? I drive … Continue reading

April 2, 2021 · 3 Comments

MAESTRO OF THE PIAZZA

THE PIAZZA VENEZIA is as central a location as you might imagine in Rome: The Colosseum is 0.3 miles to its southeast. The Pantheon is 0.5 mile to its northwest. … Continue reading

March 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

HOCKNEY’S DRIVE

I’M IN GOOD company indeed with my “Wagner’s Norns and PCH.” Famed artist David Hockney has framed a southern California road trip with the music of Richard Wagner. Alex Ross … Continue reading

January 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD—BUT THEN WHAT?

“WHY WERE SALMON Dying?” asked Science, December 4, 2020. This weekly magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science responded, “The Answer Washed Off the Road.” The culprit, … Continue reading

January 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

COMMUTING, DINING AL FRESCO, AND COVID-19

THESE, OF COURSE, ARE evolving times. Here are recent pandemic-related tidbits on everything from buses, to al fresco dining, to pedestrian-only zones.  Automotive News occasionally includes a Shift supplement to … Continue reading

January 6, 2021 · Leave a comment