Tue, 31 December 2019
12.29.19 (MP3): What's New, 2020? Car & Truck Stuff for 2020 & Beyond That's Good, Bad & Ugly for Electrics, SUVs, In-Car Data & Infotainment, Timeless VS Timed-Out, Big Brotherism VS Safety & Your Freedom to Roam
Don't fool yourself: "new" frequently means "worse", and in few places does this show itself better than the automotive industry. Real gems must be found, and bad ideas must be tied to the mast and whipped. Huge in-car touch-screens? Horrible. High-end exotic SUVs? A joke on humanity. Electric-car viability as a replacement for internat combustion? Getting to the moon for vacation is more likely. The Garage Hour can tell you why.
More depth: electric cars and why they're less safe, less clean, less functional, get crappy mileage, are more expensive, more egocentric, and more likely to fail you. Big screens in cars and trucks? How isn't that encouraging distracted driving? How are more faceless features making you a better driver? Duhh.