When the Nissan Leaf comes to my city to offer test drives, you can bet I”ll be the first in line.
What’s the Nissan Leaf? It’s the deliciously zero-emission all-electric trendy new car that makes gasoline obsolete. It’s not a golf-cart either. This car is the real deal and is perfect for city driving. All that stop and go driving wastes a lot of gasoline- think how much money you’ll save as you parade around town in your snazzy electric car as gas prices soar around you. When oil collapses, electric cars will be the only ones on the road.
Another recent innovation in transportation that has been entering a rigorous testing phase is Google’s new car. That’s right. Google’s testing a technology for cars that drive themselves. Their goal is to eliminate the margin for human error out of the equation. Computers can’t lose focus like humans can. On top of these new cars are a variety of cameras that allow the car to monitor other drivers surrounding your vehicle.
It’s pretty neat stuff. To learn more, go to Nissan’s website or go to the NYTIMES.com and search “google cars”. I’ll write a full post on these technologies as time goes on.