Potholes, There’s An App For That

I hate potholes, with a passion. But what can we do about them. There are some apps that can help. But most of them require us to record the pothole, in one way or another, then send that information to someone who might do something about it. Wouldn’t it be better if the whole process was automated?

That’s the idea behind Street Bump, an Android app piloted by the City of Boston. The app, which should be available to the public this summer, makes the smartphone’s accelerometer do the job of sensing potholes. If you’re driving and you hit a pothole while the app is loaded, Street Bump pairs up data about the size of the bump with a GPS coordinate – and sends that to a city database.

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Mustang http://www.mustang.org/

Chrysler http://www.chryslerclub.org/

Jaguar http://www.jcna.com/

Tesla http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/forum.php

Hot Rod http://www.good-guys.com/

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7 speed Automatic or Manual with Shared Components?

In an effort to decrease cost and increase reliability across product platforms, automotive companies try to find innovative ways to share components. But I have to admit, this is one of the most innovative to date. Shared components between a 7 speed manual transaxle and a 7 speed automatic transaxle. Interested? Read all about it in this story featured in Car and Driver magazine.

For more information http://www.caranddriver.com/features/a-tale-of-two-porsche-seven-speeds-manual-and-pdk-tech-dept