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9 hours ago, balthazar said:

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Very cool, My dad loves her, I honestly have never seen what people thought was so great about her.

Very Cool Pontiac.

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14 hours ago, ocnblu said:

A lot of ppl say the CUV is the blandest vehicle genre ever in the history of the world.  What is the blandest CUV on the market right now, in you guys' opinion?  I think it's the Chevy Trax, if measured on style alone.  Mechanically, it seems competitive in the class.

Nissan Rogue, Rogue Sport, and Kicks.

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Seems Pictures are finally showing up of what is expected to be the BMW i4 Electric Sedan. Seems it is a normal looking 4 door on size with the Tesla 3.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/01/25/bmw-i4-prototype-spy-photos/

Should sell well.

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On April 2nd 2015 Aston Martin talked about having a Rapid e performance auto. Seems they are getting close to making sure the RAPIDe. Seems it will be an 800v powerhouse that can hold it's own and deliver performance like the Rapid V12.

 the Rapide E uses two electric motors to make 610 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. It has a top speed of 155 mph and can do 0-60 mph in less than four seconds.

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Greenhouse looks like the current 4 series Gran Coupe. 

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2 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Greenhouse looks like the current 4 series Gran Coupe. 

I think as an EV it will sell in decent numbers as it blends in with normal cars.

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2 minutes ago, dfelt said:

I think as an EV it will sell in decent numbers as it blends in with normal cars.

Yes, I think the market is past the point where EVs have to be weird to be accepted, normalized styling will be an asset going forward.. 

I wonder if GM, Nissan and Toyota will get that, though..the Bolt, Leaf and Prius are all still pretty weird...

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Just now, Robert Hall said:

Yes, I think the market is past the point where EVs have to be weird to be accepted, normalized styling will be an asset going forward.. 

That is why I am excited about Cadillacs new updated style design for the whole family that will come out on their first EV CUV. Should be a nice refresh to the family as they change over the face. Hopefully in two years when it goes into production, they can also refresh the rest of the ICE products to keep in sync or at least have a like type version.

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Damn...a German car that it won't break me to own.

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Love the vintage Mustang fastback in signal flare red in  the video...

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Is it me or there is a complete lack of respect towards Earth's creatures today at Cheers and Gears?

I understand that this is an automotive forum meant to celebrate machines and not the National Geographic forum...but still!

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, balthazar said:

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Carvana has a similar 'vending machine' stack here off the 271.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

Is it me or there is a complete lack of respect towards Earth's creatures today at Cheers and Gears?

I understand that this is an automotive forum meant to celebrate machines and not the National Geographic forum...but still!

😕 How is living with nature and having an auto that gets ya through the snow but also does not destroy it a lack of respect for our earth? 🤔

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26 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

Is it me or there is a complete lack of respect towards Earth's creatures today at Cheers and Gears?

I understand that this is an automotive forum meant to celebrate machines and not the National Geographic forum...but still!

 

 

 

There is a complete lack of everything in terms of my nations politics and ethics. Don't really quite frankly think that there has been a day when I have been more disgusted with my government or the state of my country.

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20 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Carvana has a similar 'vending machine' stack here off the 271.

 

 

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Cool we have elevator parking garages, I only used to see those in Japan when I went to college.

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Just now, dfelt said:

😕 How is living with nature and having an auto that gets ya through the snow but also does not destroy it a lack of respect for our earth? 🤔

Just make it an ev...that would make it better...

No, seriously...I think having a 4 wheel drive vehicle can jibe nicely with concern for nature.

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Just now, A Horse With No Name said:

Just make it an ev...that would make it better...

No, seriously...I think having a 4 wheel drive vehicle can jibe nicely with concern for nature.

Still the GMC Track is a very cool truck of off road access with minimal damage unlike a traditional tire 4x4.

Still cool to drive I would think.

Plus I think better for the earth than the monsters Canada drives onto the glaciers and snow packs in Banff National Park.

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I was talking about a certain electrical engineer in one thread about human brains and computers and a certain other poster in another thread trying to insult a Lincoln product with one of Earth's most elegant and graceful animals. ..

Im disappoint a tad. 

If we actually view the human being as a machine, we would see that the human being  is quite remarkable.

https://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/nervous-system/human-body-make-electricity.htm

 

How our hands are the perfect tool. How hands and fingers bend and grip to hold and throw and touch. Skin having little grooves in them for friction so we could grip.  Sensors so we could feel.  Sensors so we could know how hard or soft to grab. 

Our eyes. Two high definition cameras that focus instantly. That process information. Speed, angles, distance, depth, colour. And is directly connected to the brain that uses that information to make us act and react to our environment using our own electric superhighway through our very own wiring that is neatly tucked in our spinal cord and extends to our limbs...

When something happens soooo fast that our eyes and brain do not catch, through our 20 000 years of evolution, through our learning experiences, our brain automatically fills in the mis-information, the voids, with past images and memories and compensates and reacts quickly to feed us that information so we dont get this

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When humans have neurological disorders, this is what happens, though, but on the most part, we good!!!

Computers...all they do is just calculate formulas. Formulas that WE program into them. Formulas that WE have deciphered. 

We let the computers do the math as computers process that math faster than we do. 

But...all a computer does when it gathers input, it just converts that input into mathematical equations that WE have programmed it for and it does the calculations.

Our brains do much much more than that. 

1. Our brains do NOT convert the input into mathematical equations  of ones and zeros

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Our brains just uses the info it gathers and makes decisions on the fly...it makes us act and react. 

The brain, through instinct, experience, evolution calculates our very own PERSONAL weight, speed athletic ability and makes us perform those athletic abilities.  Like a computer does. But the computer just uses the codes WE programmed for it to do.

WE, our brains, do that NATURALLY. And our brains calculate for errors on that that very moment.

If the computer is NOT programmed to anticipate errors...it crashes...

Our brain, our experiences, our instinct, our reflexes, our INTELLIGENCE compensates and self corrects...

Computers, if not programmed to do so, will NOT do so...

We do not need to be programmed, We do this AUTOMATICALLY and NATURALLY. 

This may happen...and we crash.

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Too much info overload

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But we can self correct quickly... most of the time

He stumbled, hit his head in the dirt but was graceful enough to let the slide continue, pulled his hands in a defensive position to an offensive one to be safe at 3rd...and gets up like nothing happened...all in a blink of an eye...

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