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Commented On: No Artificial Noises For Electric BMW i3 (Yet)


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Maybe the problem isn't that blind people can hear (and therefore dodge) slow moving vehicles it's that drivers are so isolated/distracted/discourteous that they fail to yield to pedestrians. Even when they wonder out on to the road. (Last sentence was solely for John's benefit)

Commented On: Smart Electric Bike On Sale In Europe, Due In U.S. Soon


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Being able to take the short cuts that bikes can is key here in Boston. Cows make for lousy city planners. The promotional video may have been better served replacing scenes of people riding their bikes through traffic with scenes riding through parks.

Commented On: Smart Electric Bike On Sale In Europe, Due In U.S. Soon


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There are quite a few e-bikes out there but this is the first I've ever seen advertising regenerative braking. Is the top assisted speed below 20 mph? If so it's legally a bicycle and can be ridden on bike paths. I would have designed it to be a step through because in a city environment you frequently step of the bike and turn into a pedestrian. Great effort and I hope it catches on not just for commuting but for running short errands.

Commented On: Toyota Announces Tiny Single-Seat Electric Car For Short Trips


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Congested cities would be well served to encourage the use of these personal mobility vehicles. Maybe allow them in bike lanes and create parking specifically for them.

Commented On: Renault Twizy Electric Minicar First Drive Report: Video


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Is there a baby boomer population that have moved away from scooters and motorcycles but miss the freedom and fun? Maybe this would be a hit with them.

Commented On: Renault Twizy Electric Minicar First Drive Report: Video


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Would this be a good alternative to a scooter for those who lack the balance to operate one? I recently went to Tuscany and found towns where a Fiat Panda doesn't fit because they pre-date chariots. (OK small exaggeration, but there's not much space in those old Etruscan towns) This vehicle might do well there.

Commented On: Infiniti LE Concept Electric Sedan: New York Auto Show Video


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Actually without the auto parking feature able to initiate from outside the garage the inducting pad wouldn't be a convenient feature. You'd get tired of pulling in (even partway), stopping, initiating the auto park then waiting for it to position you. You'd just get out and plug it in. If you're outside the garage the auto-park would effectively replace the garage door button press.

Commented On: Infiniti LE Concept Electric Sedan: New York Auto Show Video


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The auto positioning is a neat concept. They should make it so you can pull or back to your driveway then hit the auto-park function. Your car will then back into your garage for you. This feature might be a delight-er that would sell to people like my mom. I had to hang danger tennis balls in her garage. If she touched a ball she was 6 inches from hitting something. (Needed this even though she would pull in forward)

Commented On: Infiniti LE Concept: Electric Sedan Full Details, NY Auto Show


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Look at the seat belt latches built right into the front seat cushions. Are there any production cars with this feature? How many people would be too fat to buckle in or is that the point? (Nissan wants only skinny people to be seen in their halo vehicle.)

Commented On: Infiniti LE Concept: Electric Sedan Full Details, NY Auto Show


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+1 internets to you sir!
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