The risks of ridesharing as a model for the transportation economy: it’s a lot like fractional reserve banking | AutoNewsblaster by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

[–]AutoNewsblaster[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks for the comment. I was so intrigued with the elegant simplicity of what you propose—which at a certain level does seem glaringly obvious—that I wrote a follow-up piece that posits a simple model to try to work out the feasibility, pros & cons, etc. Further comment welcome! One question out of curiosity: where do you stand on the future of personal ownership of vehicles? Are you comfortable with the prospect of its demise, or perhaps even an advocate for the end of personal ownership? https://autonewsblaster.com/2019/05/just-make-sure-there-are-more-seats-in-the-cars-than-people-is-there-a-simple-solution-to-objections-to-the-end-of-personal-vehicle-ownership.html

The risks of ridesharing as a model for the transportation economy: it’s a lot like fractional reserve banking | AutoNewsblaster by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

[–]happysmash27 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

My proposed solution: Just make sure there are more seats in the cars than people. In good times, people can ride alone if they want, but in bad times, they can just carpool.

Something intriguing is happening at this roadside dealership, which was until recently abandoned but has yet to officially reopen... but what? by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

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Good thought. The small showroom/two-bay service garage there is a very vintage building as well.

Meet Lightyear, the company that says its solar electric car will charge itself - AutoNewsblaster by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The name is also descriptive. It takes 1 year to charge.

Meet Lightyear, the company that says its solar electric car will charge itself - AutoNewsblaster by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I imagine a future where there will be a perpetual swarm of autonomous vehicles that have basic security and surveillance cameras connected to the internet of things etc. and these auto-vehicles will drive around delivering goods, etc. And if they happen to be solar, they can just park for the rainy days with your goods inside until they're charged up again. Refrigerated and frozen goods would not be allowed to park though.

Maybe these auto-vehicles might even have security drones to follow you, should you feel like liberating their contents.

I love hard sci-fi.

What do you guys think of the new Miata? by pcdoodle in Automotive

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I think it's great--looks like a mini Jag. Mazda is crushing it when it comes to design!

Message from the moderator: automotive news links and posts welcome! by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks for the invite, the hospitality is appreciated

What do you guys think of the new Miata? by pcdoodle in Automotive

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not a car guy at all, but it looks way less ugly than the last one which looked ugly even in the 90s.

Vintage car with no Bluetooth? Amazon’s new Echo Auto could be a good solution. by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

[–]pcdoodle 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Please just no... Get a bluetooth amplifier that runs on 12V and hide it behind your dash. There's plenty based on TPA3116 (Texas Instruments) that sound great in car audio applications (Use your existing speakers).

Chevrolet set to show off new crate engines in delicious vintage Chevy builds at SEMA 2018 by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

[–]exPFCwintergreen 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Didn't Burt Reynolds drive one of those in a couple of movies?

Ford says ‘Nothing to report’ on Mustang Mach 1 50th anniversary plans by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

[–]chrometits 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They were not very good cars anyway, a 3 litre V6 could show them a clean pair of heels

‘Peak Car’ and the End of an Industry by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Some development in mobile public transport (like busses instead of trains) might be a good investment for the car companies. The trains and hyperloops don't reach into the cracks, nookies and villages of a country.

I have 10 Carvana referral codes. Get $500 off. by meanmotorscooter in Automotive

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Several mass murders happening in a few hours by leo in Automotive

[–]Dan_Northman 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Perhaps self.Automotive is not the best place to discuss this.

Several mass murders happening in a few hours by leo in Automotive

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hey man I'm sorry your friend died. I hope you're hanging in there.

Several mass murders happening in a few hours by leo in Automotive

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Might be mixed up with my friend just dying. I am not a fear monger.

Are 9th- and 10th-generation V8 Ford Thunderbirds underrated? by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

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Hahahaa this guy is hilarious:

To accomplish something like this, making a habit of ordering the most frou-frou possible selection on the menu—which often, in turn, entails choosing something with “Artisan” in its name—can be a big help.