Ask me anything

Parking, collisions, the nut behind the wheel, bad urban planning, oil addiction, pollution

At what age do you start only cleaning your car for funerals?

3 days ago
0 notes
Truly supporting transit requires more than just voting to support transit. To make a real dent in mobility trends, cities will need to make driving more expensive at the same time that they make transit more appealing.
If So Many People Support Mass Transit, Why Do So Few Ride? Closing the support-usage gap will be key to a strong public transportation future | Citylab.com, 9/2014 (via atlurbanist)
1 week ago
19 notes
blazepress:

To anyone moaning about being in traffic.

blazepress:

To anyone moaning about being in traffic.

(Source: blazepress.com)

5 days ago
72 notes

A young lady at a traffic light just told me I’m driving her dream car.

I asked her where her crack dealer lives.

1 week ago
2 notes
theatlantic:

What If Your Autonomous Car Keeps Routing You Past Krispy Creme?

On a future road trip, your robot car decides to take a new route, driving you past a Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop. A pop-up window opens on your car’s display and asks if you’d like to stop at the store. “Don’t mind if I do,” you think to yourself. You press “yes” on the touchscreen, and the autonomous car pulls up to the shop.

Wait, how did the car know that you might want an original glazed doughnut? Because it has data on your driving habits, and you’re a serial offender when it comes to impulsive snacking. Your car is also linked to your online accounts at home, and you had recently “liked” Krispy Kreme’s Facebook page and visited its website. 

Is this future scenario convenient—or creepy? It’s one thing if a car’s driver-drowsiness detection system (which exists today) sees that you’re nodding off and suggests coffee. But to make your automated car divert from its usual course because some advertiser paid it to do so, well, that sounds like a mini-carjacking.
Whatever you think of it, this future may be coming up on the road ahead.
Read more. [Image: Alexis Madrigal]

theatlantic:

What If Your Autonomous Car Keeps Routing You Past Krispy Creme?

On a future road trip, your robot car decides to take a new route, driving you past a Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop. A pop-up window opens on your car’s display and asks if you’d like to stop at the store. “Don’t mind if I do,” you think to yourself. You press “yes” on the touchscreen, and the autonomous car pulls up to the shop.

Wait, how did the car know that you might want an original glazed doughnut? Because it has data on your driving habits, and you’re a serial offender when it comes to impulsive snacking. Your car is also linked to your online accounts at home, and you had recently “liked” Krispy Kreme’s Facebook page and visited its website. 

Is this future scenario convenient—or creepy? It’s one thing if a car’s driver-drowsiness detection system (which exists today) sees that you’re nodding off and suggests coffee. But to make your automated car divert from its usual course because some advertiser paid it to do so, well, that sounds like a mini-carjacking.

Whatever you think of it, this future may be coming up on the road ahead.

Read more. [Image: Alexis Madrigal]

1 week ago
856 notes