This $7 wash mitt wiped away my dread of DIY car washing

I pride myself on being an auto-enthusiast who’s far more concerned about how my car performs than how it looks. The motivation to wash and detail my car is only barely there – enough to want to avoid embarrassment when I pull into a parking lot or arrive at a meetup, but only barely. For years, I told myself that adding $10 at a fuel pump to run my car through some brutal automated wash tunnel was good enough.

I was lying to myself. Now that I can happily wash my car properly in about 15 minutes, I’ll never go back.

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My secret is simple: a chenille wash mitt. You can buy one for less than $10 at any place with an automotive department, but I prefer this $7 Chemical Guys model because

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Chip shortage means vehicle inventory likely won’t recover until 2023

A world-wide shortage of microchips has forced automakers to slow or stop production of many cars. That has pushed car prices to record highs in both the new and used markets. Analysts have consistently predicted that the problem would ease in 2022. But now, a major chip maker is warning that it could last into 2023.

Backlog will take more than a year to clear

Japan’s Rohm Co.
ROHCY,
+3.41%
is one of the largest suppliers of microchips to the automotive industry. Its largest clients include Toyota
TM,
+1.72%,
Ford
F,
-0.92%,
and Honda
HMC,
+1.18%.

“All of our production facilities have been running at their full capacity since September last year, but orders from customers are overwhelming,” Rohm CEO Isao Matsumoto told reporters in August. “I don’t think we can fulfill all the backlog of orders next year.”

Why this happened

The average new car contains

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Startup Tries Out Remote Operators Who Use Screens to Drive

  • Cars without people inside driving them have been cruising the streets of Berlin as a test for autonomous-vehicle company Vay.
  • They’re not fully autonomous, instead using “teledrivers,” which is similar to human-in-the-loop autonomous technology, except drivers in a central location operate a connected vehicle to the location where a Vay user wants to be picked up. Then, the customer drives to their location before a remote operator drives the car away.
  • Vay said it will start its ride-hailing service in Europe, and maybe the U.S., next year.

Based on the original definitions of different levels of driving automation published by SAE International, Vay’s autonomous technology doesn’t exist. That’s because the strategy Vay is taking to develop autonomous vehicles involves not trying to make them totally autonomous, at least not right away. Fortunately, SAE recently updated the definitions to include remote drivers and remote assistants, and this is where Vay’s

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Hyatt Plans To Buy Apple Leisure Group From Kkr And Ksl Capital For $ 2 7 Billion

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