KillerCow
killercow
9/14/19
10:41 PM
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If it’s sticking out on an ultra thin aero thing then it’s going to start picking up some high frequency vibrations. It’s good to use a bit of image stabilization to fix that vibration rather than more material which begets more vibration, etc.

9/14/19
2:13 PM
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I would use a /s or *sarcasm* to make a point clearer since it’s difficult to convey that in text.

9/14/19
2:08 PM
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Nope, totally serious. 1/4 ton of CO2 is still a 1/4 ton of CO2. That's about equal to what you exbale every year. 

9/14/19
2:06 PM
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I like the no-glare possibility. Polarized filters and smart software could eliminate hotspots in my ‘mirror’ or flashes of light in my eyes. The screens need to be OLED though - I don’t want any glowing nonsense when I’m driving at night.

9/14/19
2:03 PM
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Or they’re giving you a stabilized image instead of a shaky, useless image. :D

9/14/19
2:02 PM
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2% more efficient cars means 2% more cars allowed on the road without a net effect on the environment. Thats a plus.

9/14/19
2:01 PM
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The idea with the camera is that would be unnecessary. The field of view in the camera is wider than even you moving your head a few inches forward provides.

9/14/19
1:59 PM
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And how many capacities will a service station need to stock? Will a Miata EV and an F150 EV both use the same pack? What if the only pack available at a service station is a 70 mile range Miata EV pack? That’s a 20 mile range F150 EV pack - can’t really make it to the next station with that pack.

9/14/19
1:25 PM
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Saves ~1/4 ton of CO2 over the life of the car. That's neat. 

9/13/19
11:36 AM
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‘Aggressive or reckless driving'. They can always give you that kind of ticket and force you to fight it in court. 

9/12/19
2:05 PM
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I would believe paperwork. I would think that the manufacturer would go to the government with their recall already knowing who to notify, but I understand the rubber-stamp in triplicate processes will always exist. 

9/12/19
1:17 PM
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But they already filed with NHTSA... How could anything between now and October 18th be plausible deniability?

9/12/19
12:42 PM
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At home we have a car that gets 60 MPG and a car which drives less than 1000 miles a year - we’re pretty unaffected by gas prices at home.

9/12/19
12:35 PM
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Dumb question: Why does it take over a month to notify owners of a safety defect in their car?

9/12/19
11:33 AM
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Battery swapping has the problem of you are trading 30% of the car’s value out at every gas station. Get a bad pack and you’re screwed.

9/12/19
11:31 AM
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We’re still waiting on the EV SUVs and trucks to come around. My wife could really use one as a work vehicle where they regularly drive 150-200 miles in a day.

9/12/19
11:20 AM
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I think you have to consider the local income with the gas prices. If everything in your world is twice as expensive but you’re also making twice as much as the ‘other’ guy, $5 gas may not seem terrible. But go live in a state where the minimum wage is still $7.50 and $5 gas is a ludicrous amount.

9/12/19
10:54 AM
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Its ~$3 in Seattle and I think we tend to be one of the highest amounts in the country. We aren’t blinking at the current prices, but send them up to $5-6 (country would average $3-4) and we’ll take note.