Links tagged with “cars”
Who’s killing the (self-driving) electric car? – Startup Grind – Medium
Good on predictions about self-driving and/or electric cars, and why the two improvements may not happen together. (via @cityofsound)
BMW i3: corporate strategy dream that ends in a nightmare? | Anand Babu | LinkedIn
A look at how the i3, and the DriveNow service, suffers from its terrible software and service design - the car’s fine, range aside. It’s fascinating to see the car industry changing, or trying to. (via @cityofsound)
How Tesla Will Change The World - Wait But Why
From a little while ago. Such a good, long read. From what energy is, through climate change, to what Tesla hopes to achieve.
The Entrant’s Guide to The Automobile Industry | Asymco
Fascinating to realise quite how different the (mainly) US car industry is to so many other more dynamic, less consolidated ones. (via Daring Fireball)
Richard J. Evans reviews ‘The People’s Car’ by Bernhard Rieger · LRB 12 September 2013
Lots of interesting nuggets in this history of the Volkswagen Beetle. (Subscribers only)
HTML5 Genetic Algorithm 2D Car Thingy - Chrome recommended
I could probably watch this all day. Like the older ones that had a single car, but seeing several “race” each other is nice. Algorithmic Olympics. (via @neb)
Sim City: An Interview with Stone Librande - Venue
“We realized… our game was going to be really boring if it was proportional in terms of parking lots.” A real shame. An opportunity to make people notice just how much a car-reliant society needs for parking. Feels like whitewashing. (via @timoarnall)
David E Davis on the 2002: The Best Review Ever? | BimmerFile
Apparently the best car review ever, about the 1968 BMW 2002 (PDF downloadable from down the page). Says very little about the details of the car. “To my way of thinking, the 2002 is one of modern civilization’s all-time best ways to get somewhere sitting down.” (via The Online Photographer)
Safety is an Expensive Illusion
For the middle bit in which he calculates the lifetime cost (in money and time) of driving a larger, very sliightly safer, car.
Core77 - The True Story of Automoblox
From 2005, about the struggles to get a toy car product line manufactured in China. A good read. (via Kottke, a while ago)
Cars parked illegally in bike lanes in London - MyBikeLane.com
It’s vehicles stopping in the advance cycle boxes that annoy me most, because it’s so easy not to do.
This Guy Can Get 59 MPG in a Plain Old Accord. Beat That, Punk
People who compete to get the best mileage out of cars by turning engines off, not braking, and more complicated techniques. (via Kottke)
Gladwell dot com / Big and Bad
Malcolm Gladwell on SUVs: “feeling safe has become more important than actually being safe”.