#ODDITIES

Hybrid

New EV Application is All About the Money

MAN’s eTGE van is being used as an armored truck in Germany
#body #Volkswagen #europe

Business

Look Up in the Sky, it’s a Toyota!

Flying car tested; lunar rover named
#Toyota #tires #tech

Sales

Paint by Supercar Numbers…Big Numbers

Carbon Fiber Finish Adds $443K to $3 Million Koenigsegg Supercar
#Michelin #Bugatti #body

Don’t Eat and Drive

Seriously: You probably don’t drive as well as you think you do and looking for a chicken nugget that got away won’t help.
#Honda #oddities

Stupid Car Tricks

Distracted driving is a bad thing. A costly thing. A dangerous thing. What don’t people understand about that? Plenty.
#oddities

Business

Average Repair Costs on the Rise

Higher speeds lead to more severe accidents
#covid-19 #oddities

Batteries

Elon Musk Sounds Off

Artificial intelligence, Mars, baby names, “unconstitutional” lockdowns and what’s next for Tesla
#tech #people #oddities

Festival of the Unexceptional Postponed

British event to be pushed back to 2021 in light of COVID-19 crisis
#oddities #covid-19

Infrastructure

U.S. Traffic Volume Off 23%

In this case, a return to normal traffic congestion and delays would be a welcome post-coronavirus sign
#oddities

Batteries

VW Powers Up Retrofit Electric Microbus

Convert a classic 1960s-era T1 model into an electric Bulli for 70K
#europe #oddities #Volkswagen

Interiors & Electronics

Can Your Car Help Protect You Against the Coronavirus?

Geely touts air purification system in new crossover
#covid-19 #tech #sustainability

Electronics

Does Your Car Need a Hearing Aid?

New tech promises to enable faster reactions to emergency vehicles and other road users
#tech #oddities

Business

Americans Log More Miles but Fall Short of Peak

The average American regardless of age covered 8,855 miles by car last year, up 4.5% from 2013, according to Sivak Applied Research. 
#oddities

Electronics

Sandia’s Power Play on Neural Networking; Cool Tech, Cooling Substrates; Smart Wipers; Controlling a Big Dash

Sandia’s Power Play on Neural Networking; Cool Tech, Cooling Substrates; Smart Wipers; Controlling a Big Dash
#tech #Infineon #Byton

Car Collection Sets Auction Record of $67 Million

An unidentified owner sold 22 of 25 vehicles offered for auction this week for a combined $67 million, marking the largest amount raised from a single owner's collection.
#Maserati #McLaren #MercedesBenz

Corvette Museum to Fill Sinkhole, Fix or Display Damaged Cars

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., has decided to fill in the massive sinkhole that swallowed eight historic cars in February.
#Chevrolet #oddities #GeneralMotors