The Motor City’s engine is dying. Detroit’s population shrank by more than 25% in the last decade, according to Census statistics reported in the New York Times. The city’s population fell to 713,777 in 2010, a drop of almost 240,000 residents. That’s 100,000 more than Katrina-ravaged New Orleans lost.
Bodyweight Support Assist
Not so long ago we spoke highly about the Chariot that helps the amputees stand tall, and as if the world has taken to such technology development in a frenzy, we now have robotic aid to help people walk and lift coming from the American Honda Motors. Dubbed the Stride Management Assist and the Bodyweight Support Assist, these prototypes will help the weak-limbed or the elderly walk in a much more assured manner. (Video) (Pics)
Yes, it was indeed hit with an “ugly stick” but sometimes ugly is cool
We found this compact pickup truck, Barkan Design’s Counter Balance buried way in the back of the New York International Auto Show. There was nobody there to talk about it, and it was barely on the show floor, but it was clear that this is a prototype that somebody wanted to show to the world. It’s certainly like no pickup truck we’ve ever seen. (Pics)
Decomposition in Progress
Time Magazine’s published a photo essay on the abandoned, rotting, magnificent buildings in Detroit by French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre. Detroit and Buenos Aires are probably the two most interesting places on the planet for me right now, because, put together, they answer the question, “What do you do when your industry and your economy utterly collapse? What happens when the numbers on the spreadsheets tell you that the bricks in the walls have no value?”
GM’s Private Heritage Collection
In order to raise funds, General Motors will be auctioning off a significant portion of its classic car collection next month.
General Motors Corp. opened its eighth vehicle plant in China and said it had no plans for adding further capacity amid slowing demand in Asia’s biggest auto market. And because of the fact that it would make them look like idiots while trying to claim poverty in Washington.