As we know there are massive efforts going on to kill the car. Among them are efforts to create a small self-driving box that we would probably be embarrassed to see, efforts to make it highly customized and stunning, and efforts to convert gasoline from gasoline to CNG, electricity or anything else.
There is no doubt that as we know the car will be dead soon. The question is whether we love or hate what turns it on, and I wonder if our children will look back at what we have done and admire us or annoy us.
I will share my thoughts on the death and rebirth of the automobile, and close with my product of the week – an amazing smartphone by Asus and Intel.
Self driving nonsense
Google is probably the most aggressive technology company on the planet, and we often wonder whether the firm takes its old motto of not being evil as an ironic joke these days.
While I believe in self-driving cars because they can save the 30K lives lost in traffic accidents every year, Google has taken this one step further and decided that the car of the future is called a nondescript four-wheel pod Should look like
It’s kind of like if you took a relatively unsuccessful and largely brain dead stupid smart car and focused on making it even less attractive. The design looks like that if some American idiot who did the Dr. Having never seen the Hu, the Chevy has decided to redesign the Taris on the lines of the Vega. It resembles septic rolling wart in pastel colors. It is seriously butt ugly.
I think Uber and others now believe that we should not have them and effectively pay for each ride or subscribe to a pool of cars that will pick us up and drop us off as needed – but do we really have to Does it look like a dork in the process? When I dreamed of cars of the future, I dreamed of sleek, rocket-like designs that looked cool – like I wasn’t driving in a porta-potty with windows.
Personally, I want to take a big risk after I die and spend my future ride in something like this.
At the other end of the spectrum is a car made by current technology that looks good, is wicked fast away, and is 0-60 seconds safe. (My own impressively fast car does the same thing for just under twice at the same time). This is a Blade car made by Divergent Technologies and made by California Research & Design.
It uses 3D-printed chassis components, carbon tube connectors, a custom body, dual fuel (CNG / gasoline), a 4-cylinder Ford engine that produces 700 horsepower, a special 3-clutch semiotomatic transmission and a fiber Turns the body out to die. . Oh, and you feel like you sit in a fighter jet – and with that acceleration, it kind of feels.
The advantage of this approach is that you can actually build highly customized short-run cars, as was the norm before the car industry consolidated into the vast norm that lacked any real creativity (with a few noted exceptions) was.
The blade is polar opposite to Google’s concept. With an ugly little box — instead of wheels that you would be embarrassed to see, you would find something that would hold your breath — and it is still very frugal, very safe, and compared to the greener also in terms of electrical Is in manufacturing and distribution.
Electric Car: Tesla
Of course, what is an impressive drive to convert from gas to electricity, Tesla stands alone. Its cars are rolling in the art (I’m going to get a Tesla X once I can drive it myself). The feeling that Tesla gets are important, and it also becomes that self-driving is the future. It is amazing how hard the current car industry has worked against it and its modular car concept.
We are so focused on the electric part that we often remember Tesla building a car the way Apple makes a product – actually better, because it makes modular. In theory, the car can be updated so that you don’t have to buy a new one unlike Apple, which manufactures products designed to age.
This is what makes Tesla so amazing. This is helping to redefine the car market on several vectors: how they operate; How they operate; How they are manufactured; And their overall life cycle. If it wasn’t for the look, you’d have a hard time calling Tesla a car – yet Tesla owners love their cars and are just as loyal to Tesla as Apple under Apple user Steve Jobs Were loyal to.