Matt Brown
superfastmatt
Matt Brown is an automotive engineer, writer, and builder of unconventional things. Mostly vehicles.
1/22/20
6:20 PM
133

Countach and its 345/35 R15 rear tires agrees!

1/19/20
2:21 PM
14

Awesome job by everyone at Space-X — long time coming. Excited to see commercial crew make some real progress.

1/18/20
7:44 PM
59

I’m a millennial and seriously, DAMN YOU CLOUDS! I want physical controls and mechanical gauges in my cars. A screen is fine for navigation and a backup camera, but other than that give me knobs and gauges everywhere. Read more

1/18/20
7:08 PM
15

Preston Thomas Tucker was my idol, so much so that I wrote a thesis paper in college in which I compared the Hollywood version of his life ( The movie: Read more

1/18/20
5:37 PM
8

If I had my druthers, this (pictured below) would have a couple more physical knobs and buttons (just a couple!)

1/18/20
5:25 PM
11

The main problem is total weight that the unit can carry after batteries and distance on a full charge. Having run a garbage company in New Jersey, this is extremely important. We pay per ton dumped, so we want the maximum load it can carry and some transfer stations and or land fills can be 30 miles (or more) one way Read more

1/18/20
5:12 PM
54

I find it strange where I live driving and talking on a phone is illegal and you get a huge fine for distracted driving. Yet when you look at the cars these days you have a 12 inch screen in front of you and it’s fine. You have to go though ten damn menu selections just to adjust the seat.
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1/18/20
4:49 PM
144

He’s only yelling at the Cloud because that’s where he stored all his important photos, and now they’re not there anymore.

1/18/20
4:35 PM
3

I think it’s just going to come down to the details. Look at the Mercedes S-class compared to the CLA. The CLA looks cheap once you’ve seen the S-class because of the plastic frame around the screen. It’s the same thing happening with performance as cars shift to electric power. It’s easy for an electric car to have Read more

1/18/20
4:07 PM
55

So true!  There are screens everywhere already, and frankly I’m pretty tired of them.  Especially when they replace something like speedometer and tach.  Everytime I sit in a new car with just one flat screen for the gauges it just looks cheap and lazy.  Plus, screens in cars have lousy blacks, making everything look Read more

1/18/20
3:25 PM
42

Garbage trucks, school buses, and postal trucks have always seemed to me to be the best candidates for electrification. Stop-and-go is great for regenerative braking, largely fixed routes mean range anxiety isn’t a thing, and the fact that they return to a depot where they’re parked overnight makes charging a much Read more

1/18/20
3:16 PM
29

This is brilliant. If trash companies are intelligent,  they'll use the methane from landfills to generate electricity to charge the trucks. Literal power from trash. 

1/18/20
2:57 PM
4

Wow, I do like that front fender trim treatment. That’s really something. I kind of wish we’d get that sort of stuff on modern motorcycles. Make them look futuristic.

1/18/20
2:51 PM
8

More content like this please and less preaching about mass transit, Elon-bashing, etc...

1/18/20
2:35 PM
13

It’s hard to compare F1 to NASCAR because NASCAR doesn’t travel all over the globe. It would be as if F1 only raced in the EU. Additionally, the size of each F1 team’s footprint per race weekend is WAAAY larger than in NASCAR, and as a result of the races often being so far apart [Australia to South America, to Asia, Read more

1/18/20
2:16 PM
2

Who even needs autonomous systems when the sheer willpower of Ray Wert can guide thousands of cars?

1/18/20
1:57 PM
5

This is a youtube rabbit hole I’ve fallen down a time or two. My favorite inline-6 bike noise ended up being a video a Z1300 going around Spa. (That’s not to say the Z1300 sounds better than a CBX, just that this owner happened to hit the sweet of exhaust choice and riding ability)

1/18/20
12:36 PM
19

It’s loud, sure. But like Harley riders, I think you’re confusing “loud” for “good”.