Archive for the “Cars” Category

Is this a traffic problem? Sadly, we read about how A popular California high school coach died after being impaled by a car-park barrier The article and accompanying newsfeed describe how he biked straight into a pipe making up the top of a gate, hitting his stomach. He died after surgery.

It seems Texas will be experimenting to see whether it would be safe to post the state’s first 85 mph speed limit, setting it on a path to have the highest posted speed limit in the U.S. A few questions come to mind, not the least of which is: how can they sleep at night? […]

Auto records make it so: The number of vehicles in operation worldwide surpassed the 1 billion-unit mark in 2010 for the first time ever.

The US Department of Energy is going big-time into more, not fewer, vehicles on the road today launched a pilot project to incorporate electric vehicles and technologies into the Federal fleet. … Furthering the Administration’s goals to cut oil imports by one-third by 2025 and to put one million advanced vehicles on the road by […]

Google clearly has too much cash around, as they are wasting it here. Why else would they fund work by Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun to develop a sort of “car-train” effect on a highway that would pack the highways with more cars

As the LA Times reports, the maker of the film, Who Killed the Electric Car, has come out with a sequel, The Revenge of the Electric Car:

It seems there’s a new study showing that cameras at red lights are saving lives, and could save more. Makes sense to me… if you know that you (or your parents) will get a ticket in the mail after they identify the owner, the more hard-charging among us are bound to be more careful about […]

Wow, there’s a 9-day, 62 mile long traffic jam near Beijing, China. Can they really think that more automobiles and roads are a good path to the future? Haven’t we already proved in the US that such growth is NOT progress? To make matters worse, one stranded driver said

I had no idea that, in 1902, as reported in the NY Times, in Pittsfield, Mass: … an electric car demolished the landau containing President Roosevelt and Gov. Crane and killed Secret Service Agent William Craig…