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Category Archives: Driving it Today

AV R&D MADNESS

I AM LESS THAN ENTHUSIASTIC about autonomous vehicles. To confirm this, you need only check out a few examples here at SimanaitisSays: “Where Are Self-Driving Cars Headed?” February 21, 2016, … Continue reading

August 8, 2022 · 1 Comment

AUTO GOSSIP

AFTER HAVING SPENT an eventful 33+ years following the world’s auto industry, it has been fun in the last ten focussing my interests primarily on automotive gossip: gleaning tidbits of … Continue reading

July 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

FILL ’ER UP—GLOBALLY PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE FOUND HISTORICAL continuity in our sourcing of crude oil over the years. Today in Part 2, as is traditionally the case, we see the U.S. with lots of … Continue reading

June 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

FILL ’ER UP—GLOBALLY  PART 1 

AS I WRITE THIS, the average price of regular gasoline in the U.S. is $5.02/gallon. Ours here in California is $6.44/gal., by far highest in the nation, though note we … Continue reading

June 16, 2022 · 3 Comments

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