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History of the future. Cars
« on: 04 June 2018, 19:59:48 »

Available on bbc I player. Phil Jupitus does a thirty minute on cars that didn't make it in the 50s and 60s especially. Interesting how then car design was blue sky whereas now it is rather conservative.
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Re: History of the future. Cars
« Reply #1 on: 04 June 2018, 20:03:28 »

Available on bbc I player. Phil Jupitus does a thirty minute on cars that didn't make it in the 50s and 60s especially. Interesting how then car design was blue sky whereas now it is rather conservative.

Yep after the wind tunnel dictating design it is now the computer, so do not expect any really different shapes than we are seeing now as designers have hit the same formula! ;)
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Re: History of the future. Cars
« Reply #2 on: 04 June 2018, 21:06:40 »

Pedestrian safety regulations dictate design as much as anything else now.
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Re: History of the future. Cars
« Reply #3 on: 05 June 2018, 12:04:05 »

Pedestrian safety regulations dictate design as much as anything else now.

Yep, that as well :y
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Re: History of the future. Cars
« Reply #4 on: 05 June 2018, 17:28:03 »

Roads are for cars and bikes, pavements are for pedestrians.  If either strays, it will end in tears.

Me and a couple of colleagues popped out for lunch, and pissed off a cyclist because we were walking along the (narrow) pavement and wouldn't jump out of his way as he approached us.  He tried pulling the moral highground and got all abusive when politely reminded that pavements are for pedestrians, not for cyclists going flat out.
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« Reply #5 on: 05 June 2018, 17:52:18 »

Its a strange word we live in now. Its seems the stupid and the ignorant have inherited the earth, and demand the rest of us remain meek.  ::)
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« Reply #6 on: 05 June 2018, 18:19:13 »

Its a strange word we live in now. Its seems the stupid and the ignorant have inherited the earth, and demand the rest of us remain meek.  ::)
Watch the film "Idiocracy ". Good laugh and and so as you alluded to.
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Re: History of the future. Cars
« Reply #7 on: 06 June 2018, 08:47:29 »

Its a strange word we live in now. Its seems the stupid and the ignorant have inherited the earth, and demand the rest of us remain meek.  ::)
Watch the film "Idiocracy ". Good laugh and and so as you alluded to.

Great film! OK, perhaps that's an exaggeration, but it has a very clear message.. and quite funny, to boot.
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