#ODDITIES

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

AI

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
#Infineon #tech #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.
#Ferrari #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.
#GeneralMotors #Chevrolet #PPG

“Breaking In” a New Car is Old Hat

Since the early days of the automobile, new owners were advised to "break in" their vehicle's engine and transmission with a regimen of special driving routines.
#oddities

Consumers Remain Deeply Suspicious of Auto Repair Shops

Only 16% of U.S. consumers have a positive view of auto repair shops, and four out of five believe they've been overcharged there, according to an online poll by AutoMD.com, a Web-based auto repair advisory service.
#oddities

U.K. May Ban Smoking in Cars Carrying Children

The U.K.'s House of Commons has approved by more than 3:1 a measure that would make it a crime to smoke in a car with child passengers on board.
#oddities

Sinkhole Swallows 8 Cars from Corvette Museum

A 40-foot-wide sinkhole has consumed eight historic Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., Automotive News reports. photo: Automotive News The museum says the 30-foot-deep chasm opened up under the floor of the facility's Skydome area at about 5:40 a.m.
#PPG #oddities

This Car Comes With Its Own Drone

Renault SA has unveiled a crossover concept that can launch its own drone to scout traffic conditions ahead or take pictures of the scenery.
#Renault #oddities

Design

New Tire Improves with Age

A new passenger car tire developed by Michelin & Cie. features a tread design and unique rubber compound that retains wet grip performance as the tire wears in part by opening up its tread as it wears down.
#Michelin #oddities

This Car Seat Can Adjust Before You Get There

Johnson Controls Inc. has come up with a seating concept that can automatically adjust itself to fit the driver before anyone gets in the car.
#oddities #JohnsonControls