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Vehicle Maintenance Horror Stories

10/10/2017 by Doorman
Automobiles. It sometimes seems that these machines are designed by individuals who know darn well they’ll never have to maintain it. 1) Late...
Views: 389, Comments: 30
Last comment 10/21/2017 by Dragon113
 

What's The Dumbest Thing Automotive Designers Have Ever Done?

10/10/2017 by lyn
The most senseless thing I've ever encountered was the headlight/wiper door Actuation system on my '72 Vette. What isn't shown is the electrical pa...
Views: 804, Comments: 53
Last comment 10/17/2017 by redfred
 

Hind Sight (Or Lack Of)

10/08/2017 by ronseto
How many of you think back about the cars you have owned that are now classics? My first car was a 1952 MG TD. I traded it for a new 1959 VW Karmann G...
Views: 232, Comments: 19
Last comment 10/09/2017 by Casper71
 

Cars with Automatic Braking

10/06/2017 by ronseto
The new cars that have the automatic braking feature will cause a car to brake if another car or a person crosses in front of the car. What happens if...
Views: 926, Comments: 59
Last comment 10/13/2017 by Autobroker
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Misunderstood Cars: The Ford Pinto

10/23/2017 by dstrohl
A popular car for the decade, it was produced by the Ford Motor Company, the subcompact Pinto is today best known for its propensity to combust in rea...
Views: 152, Comments: 5
Last comment 10/24/2017 by Mikerho

Four Garages, Large and Small, Added to National Register of Historic Places

10/19/2017 by dstrohl
A curmudgeon’s repair shop. A block-wide maintenance garage for intercity buses that became an FBI crime lab. A small neighborhood gas station....
Views: 225, Comments: 1
Last comment 10/20/2017 by tonyhemet
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Maritime Technology

4 blog entries, 39 comments (0 Viewing)

Could Driverless Boats Boost the Shipping Industry?

08/10/2017 by Hannes
Some critics believe the world shipping industry is struggling. According to the International Maritime Organization, over 90% of the world’s tr...
Views: 416, Comments: 14
Last comment 08/20/2017 by tcmtech

The Sailboat Diaries: Building a Bilge

07/20/2017 by HUSH
For what it’s worth, I’m several projects ahead of my blog updates. I just haven’t had as much time to blog lately as I would like....
Views: 331, Comments: 7
Last comment 07/25/2017 by James Stewart
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Automotive Technology

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NYC Orders Solar Powered EV Charging Stations

06/28/2017 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Envision Solar International says it received a $2.14 million order from New York City for 32 of its EV ARC portable vehicle charging stations. The ch...
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Automotive Use Drives Li-ion Demand Growth, Report Says

06/22/2017 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
The market for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries was 87 GWh in 2016, a tenfold increase from a decade earlier. Automotive uses absorbed almost 50% of tha...
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Last comment 06/24/2017 by Rixter
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California Drivers Are Saying Goodbye to Botts' Dots

05/26/2017 posted in The Engineer's Notebook
by Hannes
Many drivers in California are mourning their state transportation department's (Caltrans) decision to phase out Botts’ dots on the state's road...
Views: 603, Comments: 14
Last comment 06/01/2017 by MR. Guest

Japan May Change Signage Ahead of 2020 Olympics

02/05/2016 posted in The Engineer's Notebook
by Hannes
Roads and maps have interested me for some time now. There's something about driving a route that was traveled by countless predecessors for hundred...
Views: 649, Comments: 6
Last comment 02/09/2016 by Doorman

Rubber Truck Bumpers for Impact Resistance

10/07/2015 posted in Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog
by Doug Sharpe
- Rubber truck bumpers help keep trucks and trailers on the road instead of in the shop. Learn how these impact-resistant bumpers meet ASTM standar...
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It All Started with Johnnie: Random Facts About Tyres

06/24/2015 posted in Building & Design Blog
by Cygnet
The earliest tyres were bands of leather, then iron, (later steel), placed on wooden wheels, used on carts and wagons. Historically, the spelling wa...
Views: 1170, Comments: 16
Last comment 07/26/2017 by The Wizard

Lightweighting Vehicles Using Aerospace Techniques

08/25/2014 posted in IHS ESDU Blog
by SavvyExacta
Metals producers are gearing up for increased sales based on Ford's decision to make an aluminum F-150 this year. (Read more.) Automakers are eager t...
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