Wired is running a lengthy article detailing GM’s billion-dollar effort to invent a radically new fuel cell vehicle. The interesting part is that GM’s engineers are no longer trying to squeeze a fuel cell engine into a traditional car design. Instead, they’re building a completely new type of car from the ground up. No gears, clutch, braking hardware, etc. It’s all drive-by-wire (computer controlled). Even the engines are located in each of the 4 wheels. It’s a fascinating read, and the article outlines economic reasons for such a car, as well as environmental concerns and practical uses (imagine powering your house with the excess electricity generated by your car). For anyone remotely interested in the future of automotive technology, this article is very interesting.”