Transport infrastructure consists of the fastened installations, together with roads , railways , airways , waterways , canals and pipelines and terminals resembling airports , railway stations , bus stations , warehouses , trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and gas stations ) and seaports Terminals could also be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for upkeep. Touring models are distinguishable by their giant saddlebags, rear coil-over air suspension and are the one models to supply full fairings with radios and CBs All touring models use the identical frame, first launched with a Shovelhead motor in 1980, and carried forward with only modest upgrades till 2009, when it was extensively redesigned. The body is distinguished by the placement of the steering head in entrance of the forks and was the primary H-D body to rubber mount the drivetrain to isolate the rider from the vibration of … Read More
Hello there! My name is Adrian Clarke. I am a professional car designer, earning a degree in automotive design from Coventry University and a Masters in Vehicle Design from the Royal College of Art in London. While I was there, one of my tutors was J Mays. (He used to bring in doughnuts.) I worked for several years at a major European OEM before the pandemic knocked the world into a cocked hat. In a previous life, in the Nineties, I daily drove a 1979 Ford Thunderbird while living in London.
Harley Earl is widely considered to be the father of modern car design. By all accounts a well-lubricated, towering tyrant of a man, he didn’t invent the discipline (early coach builders had a small design staff of artists and fashion designers), but he nonetheless created the first design department at major corporate scale. He also organized and
If cars are becoming computers, and computers are essentially appliances, what does that portend for the future of the automotive industry?
Vehicles powered by internal combustion engines (ICEs) are gradually being displaced by electric vehicles (EVs) that are basically computers mated to battery-powered drivetrains.
The technology at work is of course not as simple as that statement implies.
Ask General Motors, whose Chevrolet Bolt EVs are apparently at such risk of randomly bursting into flames that they’ve instructed owners not to park them indoors. And with 11 crashes since early 2018 involving its autonomous driving tech, federal regulators are now questioning whether Tesla is misleading consumers by calling its driver-assistance system “Autopilot.” Obviously, if building the perfect EV was elementary, Bolts wouldn’t be randomly combusting and Teslas would be better at driving in the dark.
But the complexities are being conquered, and much of the
By Sarah Watts
Twenty years ago, you had a better chance of seeing an electric car on an episode of The Jetsons than you did in real life.
Today, however, electric cars are inching closer to the mainstream, with 5.4 million hybrid vehicles sold since the Honda Insight debuted in 1999 and over 1.4 million plug-in electric cars sold since 2010. Electric vehicles are poised to explode in the next several years: General Motors, Mercedes, Mazda, Nissan, BMW, Ford, and several other carmakers have pledged to either invest billions in manufacturing electric vehicles (EV) or to roll out multiple all-electric models of their own. And in response to the burgeoning climate change crisis, California Governor Gavin Newsom recently issued an executive order to phase out gasoline-powered cars by 2035.
“The transition to electric has already started, and it will accelerate in the next fifteen years due to a number of