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September 30, 2013

Image,_Armadillo_T_Folding_Car,_folded_with_manResearchers in South Korea have invented a folding vehicle, the Armadillo-T. This fully electric vehicle folds in half, with the back half rising up and over the front half.

  • 110 inches long when open, 65 inches long when folded
  • Maximum speed of 37 mph
  • Fully electric with a range of about 60 miles
  • Uses cameras instead of side-view mirrors
  • Four individual electric motors, one for each wheel, allow the car to turn 360 degrees via the driver’s smartphone

Here’s a video of the car in action.  This could be great for fitting into those really tight NYC parking spaces.

What we want to know is, wouldn’t it be great if the car folded before you parked, so you can fit in the space? 

Filed under: NYC Street Parking,Parking News — Tags: , — mtohn @ 5:40 pm
August 13, 2012

USAA is reporting on a study recently conducted by a leading car manufacturer about ‘the critical role lighting plays in a car’s design. In exploring which colors people prefer and how our eyes and brains react to different hues, researchers referenced color’.

Getting to the point, what does the colour of your car say about your personality?

  • White — Quiet and brilliant.
  • Orange — Outgoing and brilliant.
  • Red — Attention-seeker.
  • Ice Blue — Cool and alert.
  • Medium Blue — Dependable and loyal.
  • Green — Refreshing and relaxed, or just laid back.
  • Purple — Magical and complex.

The study didn’t research black, silver and gold, but the article’s author has her own conclusions:

  • Black  — you like to be under the radar, yet still want attention for your style.
  • Silver — you are a well-balanced person who wants low stress.
  • Gold — equates to a fashion statement.

So the next time you see a red car take your NYC parking space, you can just chalk it up to the driver’s attention-seeking behaviour.

Filed under: Driving & Traffic News — Tags: , — mtohn @ 3:15 pm