All I know about crash test dummies I learned form those buckle up commercials when I was a kid. You can learn a lot from a dummy. We have all seen footage of cars undergoing crash testing with dummies in the car to simulate the effects on passengers.
The amount of money being spent to research and develop vehicles powered by alternative fuels is staggering. Much of the research time and money is being spent on electric vehicles and battery technology.
Space exploration is one of the things that many Americans want to see continue, but there are some mission that are too dangerous for humans. NASA also wants to develop humanoid robots that can work side by side with humans in space and to make that happen NASA and GM are working together on a humanoid robot called Robonaut 2.
There are lots of components that go into making electric and hybrid vehicles. Two of the most important are the battery packs and the electric motors. For a while now US automakers have been tying up with battery companies to construct their own battery packs.
We are slowly getting to the point in America where we can be connected to the Internet and reams of data everywhere we go. We can stay connected on commercial air flights commonly now and internet access is coming to our cars. GM has announced that it will be offering in-vehicle WiFi on select models very soon as a dealer installed option.
Segway and GM have partnered to develop the P.U.M.A., a self-balancing individual vehicle in which the two riders have some degree of weather protection. The Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility (P.U.M.A.) Project can travel up to 35mph, run 35 miles from one charge, and uses vehicle-to-vehicle communications to avoid collisions.
Here’s a quick and dirty write up of the Hummer HX Concept. It’s got a 3.6-liter FlexFuel V6. It’s Hummer’s very first V6 engine. There are removable fenders, doors and panels. I’ll swing back around later to add more meat but for now, enjoy the unveiling video of the Hummer HX Concept.
Videos for the Camaro Bumblebee and Camaro Convertible Concept from GM Style 2008 event. Enjoy.
Here she is folks, the brand new 2009 Chevy Corvette Supercharged ZR1! Enjoy the video. I'm off partying with GM and other bloggers at the event! Check back later for more videos and images!
Click over to watch Kid Rock and the introduction of the Chevy 2009 Corvette Supercharge ZR1!