OT: Car buffs, help needed

paul stenquist pnstenquist at comcast.net
Sat Oct 31 08:40:18 EDT 2009


Thanks Boris. Honda and Toyota hybrids have been covered to death, but  
I'm going to look into that VW.
On Oct 31, 2009, at 6:41 AM, Boris Liberman wrote:

> Paul, I am thinking in lines of hybrid engine technology and green  
> engines of all sorts starting with Blue Motion by VW and of course  
> Toyota Prius and Honda Insight. In particular, it becomes more and  
> more like with computers. Not long ago you could buy a car for half  
> dozen years or more. Today, new version of Prius is so much better  
> than previous one (at least on paper) that you might want to  
> upgrade. Also, given the fact that some of the motoring technology  
> lies in the software, may be some day a firmware upgrade will be a  
> common thing.
>
> I am not a car buff though.
>
> Boris
>
>
> paul stenquist wrote:
>> What's the latest gee-whiz technology in the auto biz. Looking for  
>> topics that are unusual and somewhat obscure. For example the  
>> ceramic brake disc is potentially a good topic, the hydrogen fuel  
>> cell  is probably not. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
>> Paul
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