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Category Archives: Driving it Today

FUEL CELLS 2019

EVEN BEFORE my Fairbanks to Vancouver and Las Vegas to San Diego adventures in 2007, I’ve been enthusiastic about FCEVs, electric vehicles generating their own electricity from hydrogen fuel cells. … Continue reading

May 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE RIGHT TO DRIVE

THE NEW YORKER, April 30, 2019, published a fireworks of an article online in M.R. O’Conner’s “The Fight for the Right to Drive.” I use the “fireworks” metaphor because of … Continue reading

May 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

TIDBITS FROM AUTOMOTIVE NEWS

THE FOLLOWING AUTOMOTIVE tidbits aren’t indicative of important trends, compelling gossip, or breakthrough technology. They’re just things I found interesting in recent issues of Automotive News, the weekly journal of … Continue reading

May 2, 2019 · 2 Comments

EVS—THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE INDIFFERENT

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS is an excellent weekly source of its industry’s happenings and trends. In particular, it has presented a variety of facts and opinions on electric vehicles. Here are a … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · 4 Comments

TEMPERING UTOPIA—A VIEW FROM DELOITTE PART 2

HERE’S PART 2 of my tidbits gleaned from “Tempering the Utopian Vision of the Mobility Revolution,” by Craig A. Giffi, Joseph Vitale Jr., and Ryan Robinson, one of the articles … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

TEMPERING UTOPIA—A VIEW FROM DELOITTE PART 1

DELOITTE INSIGHTS: Express Lane Ahead was recently published as an informative 25-page spiff to Automotive News, my weekly source of auto industry matters. Here in Parts 1 and 2, today … Continue reading

February 17, 2019 · 3 Comments

KARAKURI TRICKS

IN CLASSIC JAPAN, automata known as karakuri delivered tea to guests. The mechanized doll would approach the guest, then, with head bowed, offer the cup of tea. When the tea … Continue reading

January 11, 2019 · Leave a comment