AD #1687 – Koreans Love Imports, Autonomous Construction Truck, Straight Line Racing Explained

August 25th, 2015 at 11:48am

Runtime: 7:46

- Autonomous Construction Truck
- Justin Wilson Remembered
- Look at Them Flanges
- Extreme Makeover: Garage Edition
- Koreans Love Imports
- Straight Line Racing Explained

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12 Comments to “AD #1687 – Koreans Love Imports, Autonomous Construction Truck, Straight Line Racing Explained”

  1. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Does the Korean sales number for GM include GM of Korea, formerly Daewoo? I assume so. If so, are numbers for North American GM products available?

  2. HtG Says:

    Good call on the 7series, Wim
    It’s interesting about sales in Korea, as many years ago we’d hear how foreign products were scorned there.

  3. Rob Says:

    In Michigan maybe they can impliment autonomous pot-hole patchers. The Roomba of road construction.

  4. XA351GT Says:

    I watched a video of cars doing the flying mile. There is a 1500-2000 HP twin turbo Ford GT that hit 252 MPH . It went past the cameras at the finish line and sounded like a low flying jet fighter plane.

  5. RumNCoke Says:

    Donations for Justin Wilson’s kids go to:

    Wilson Children’s Fund
    c/o INDYCAR
    4551 West 16th Street
    Indianapolis IN 46222

    Such a nice fellow. Gone too soon. R.I.P.

  6. HtG Says:

    F1′s tech boss, Charlie Whiting, says they will have protected cockpits.

    One positive result for ‘the show’ may be that a driver who is more enclosed might be able to show more of their face. Put a camera on them.

  7. XA351GT Says:

    HtG , I highly doubt you’ll see more of the driver’s face . NASCAR , Daytona Prototypes , Lemans and Touring cars are all closed cockpit and wear full face air fed helmets.

    Sorry to what happened to Wilson, but that is the potential costs anytime they get in any racecar. It was a freak accident and if they go closed cockpits and completely closed off wheels ( Indy Car is nearly there already) Then technically it isn’t the same sport any longer. Indy and F1 are Open cock pit ,and Open wheels if you feel those classes are unsafe as a driver than race in Touring cars and the like.

  8. HtG Says:



    John, John, John, John

    You’ve heard about Renesas before, if only because I’ve posted about them. Theirs is the level to focus on, like the NVidia level. And what’s the model to apprehend about how computing will interact with cars? PARTNERSHPS. That means industry consortiums developing standards. It means working together rather than ‘not invented here’ comfort zones. The customer won’t see it, but the business model of the partnership is what has transformed the computing landscape. (I recall when Autoline spoke to Ford’s chief tech officer and he also spoke of ‘partnership.’) It’s the future, and cars will be normalized.*

    *brought into line

  9. HtG Says:

    I’m telling you, John and Chip. You want to get out ahead? Talk to Simon Segars, CEO of ARM Holdings. He sees all.

  10. HtG Says:

    The world is changing…

  11. C-Tech Says:

    There is a book called Crowdsourcing which gives insight into computer industry development. It is totally at odds to auto industry development.

  12. Al Says:

    Regarding the Justin Wilson Tragedy. My condolences to his family and all those who’ve enjoyed watching his career. The crash structure that hit him was definitely a massive object that could be deflected at appropriate speeds from intrusion into the drivers space. It would create numerous compromises to various aspects of the safety of the driver. Some of the compromises could be attenuated through clever engineering, but I feel it sometimes leads to further unpredictable consequences. I feel the hasty addition of a canopy or visor could be detrimental to the overall survivability of racing incidents. There are just too many big pieces flying around that have been shed from a crashed indycar or F1 car.