Text Messaging Under Increasing Fire

Text Messaging Under Increasing Fire 

Senator Barack Obama used one to announce to the world his choice of a running mate. Thousands of Americans have used them to vote for their favorite “American Idol” contestants. Many teenagers prefer them to actually talking. Almost overnight, text messages have become the preferred form of communication for millions.

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Floating Car Parks

Floating Car Parks 

 Floating Car Park Planned For Moscow

In the city named after its river, the Moscow powers that be are dealing with a rapidly rising number of vehicles that is currently near four million. The figure keeps rising against the one million parking spaces that are now available, constantly aggravating the situation. According to news sources, 600,000 of these parking spaces are in parking lots and the rest (400,000) are in various garage complexes. Authorities are desperate to accommodate these vehicles and have developed a new way of making lemonade from lemons: namely, using the Moscow River area for the development of floating car parks.

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Futuristic Ferrari Monza

 Futuristic Ferrari Monza

 Ferrari Monza

Keeping in sync with the celebrated name Enzo, Monza not only sounds but also appears to be the future of Ferrari. This revolutionary Ferrari concept, designed by Iman Maghsoudi, is cleverly programmed to drive on its own. At slower speeds, the “pilot” sits in full control in a cockpit akin to straddling a motorcycle whenever you want to take over the driving. Yanko also states that this red speeding beast changes shape resembling an airfoil for maximum aerodynamics.

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‘Smart Intersection’ Designed By Ford

‘Smart Intersection’ Designed By Ford 

 

Talking, eating, texting, changing the radio station…all things that we do while we are driving. They take our attention away from the road and significantly increase the likelihood of an accident, especially at intersections. A new system from Ford, called “Smart Intersection” was designed to reduce the number of accidents related to driver distraction.

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Hypermiling Improves Gas Mileage

Hypermiling Improves Gas Mileage 

Bob Winger is that guy on the highway, puttering along in the far right lane.

As Chevrolet Tahoes, Cadillac Escalades and a host of other cars and trucks whip by in the passing lanes, Winger slowly accelerates up to the 60-mph speed limit on Interstate 64 in Newport News. He eases up on the gas a bit, fixated on a display next to his speedometer that shows his mileage.

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