Police React To TRON Helmet Compilation (7:53) ~ Mr LightMode by JasonCarswell in Automotive

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That bike swerving down the Manhattan West Side Highway reminds me of these guys back in around 1999-2001 that were doing wheelies for at least a quarter of a mile if not a mile on their motocycles beside us in a cab one night while we were bouncing from club to club unassociated to the guys on bikes. They were kinda like unicycles on a trip. (FYI: I can ride a unicycle.)

How Tesla rewarded me for telling the truth (17:36) ~ Rich Rebuilds by JasonCarswell in Automotive

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I love this guy's channel, though I don't usually post all the countless DIY shows I watch.

Nikola Motor Company is an American hybrid [electric and hydrogen] truck design company based in Phoenix, Arizona, where it also has its research and development operations. It was founded in 2014 in Salt Lake City, named after inventor Nikola Tesla. by JasonCarswell in Automotive

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I have no end to my curiosity and on one of my tangents it just so happened a month ago I came across 4 things I found fascinating and worth sharing. Unfortunately I'm not a gear head, among a handful of skill-sets I would have liked to have cultivated more when younger.

Nikola Motor Company is an American hybrid [electric and hydrogen] truck design company based in Phoenix, Arizona, where it also has its research and development operations. It was founded in 2014 in Salt Lake City, named after inventor Nikola Tesla. by JasonCarswell in Automotive

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new here! thanks for your time for posting all this stuff. there doesn't seem to be many gear heads here.

Why Are Some Drivers Aggressive? by ruperttaylor in Automotive

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Honda Bucks Industry Trend by Removing Touchscreen Controls | Autocar by DeWhoDeWho in Automotive

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  1. Having a cell phone and driving = "OMG! Worse than Drunk Driving!!!!11!!"
  2. Having a giant, head-down screen full of movable icons with no tactile cues = "Innovation!!"

Good for Honda.

Honda Bucks Industry Trend by Removing Touchscreen Controls | Autocar by DeWhoDeWho in Automotive

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It's not just about appealing to old folks. It's simple ergonomic common sense. Bravo Honda.

The end of Holden: pondering the byzantine, badge-engineered legacy of a soon-to-retire marque | AutoNewsblaster by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

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

The Holden insignia is one of the best in the world. It ought to be kept.

Quality power steering repair in Humble, Texas is here by edsrapidsticker in Automotive

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

Well thank God. Where have you been?

Tesla's Cybertruck is a Branding Masterstroke by JasonCarswell in Automotive

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Buck Rogers had better art-deco design.

This ugly truck reminds me of all the bad furturist designs of the 80s - and of the good ones too - like Omni Magazine or Syd Mead who designed Blade Runner, etc. (I saw him live once, speak at a Siggraph in the 90s.)

Tesla's Cybertruck is a Branding Masterstroke by JasonCarswell in Automotive

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I always liked this thing

It reminds me of Buck Rogers

I love Buck Rogers <3

J.D. Power Survey: "Consumers Terrified of Self-Driving Cars; Tesla and Rideshare Screwed" by useless_aether in Automotive

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

Who tf is writing these articles from their mom's basement?

J.D. Power Survey: "Consumers Terrified of Self-Driving Cars; Tesla and Rideshare Screwed" by useless_aether in Automotive

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

"terrified"... who's running their fake add campaign, freud?!.

The horror! The horror! We’re actually witnessing the return of the Nissan Juke — but only in Europe, thank goodness | AutoNewsblaster by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

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Yep. Skylines are awesome--across the generations of Skylines, there's something for virtually everyone.

The horror! The horror! We’re actually witnessing the return of the Nissan Juke — but only in Europe, thank goodness | AutoNewsblaster by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive

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

I kinda like it but my favorite is the old Nissan Skyline.

Brake Repair Arlington TX by dallasbrakes in Automotive

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Wow, saidit is now large enough to attract spammers! Congratulations

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

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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

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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.

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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Maybe they're shooting a movie there.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.