what kind of state of mind am i in these days? this video does a good job at capturing the atmosphere!
Well yes the 2012 Le Mans is around the corner, but one company brought out their unique prototype yesterday for the Le Mans Test Day. The Green GT H2 promises to be the first Electric/Hydrogen powered race car—and after participating in 2012’s test day, has been officially invited to race in the 2013 24 hours endurance race. Very interesting stuff indeed.
Here’s Green’s highlights of their race car as per their website:
– No pollutants
– No emissions of gas or CO2, or NOx
– Renewable energy
– The hydrogen comes from the electrolysis of water. The water is then recomposed during the production of electricity in the fuel cell. This same water can then be used again to re-produce the hydrogen.
– GreenGT H2 is expected to reach a speed close to 300km/h. With its on-board electrical control system, the GreenGT H2 can run for 40 min and its new electronic control system allows optimized cornering speeds.
The iPad is a pretty astounding device; sure you’ve heard the hype and the blah blah blah—-but the fact of the matter is, it is the premier mobile all-in-one multimedia device. If you’re not convinced, then you should check out just how many amazing motoring and automotive applications there are available. I have multiple folders full of stellar automotive enthusiast applications. The latest of which is called Road Inc.
I’ve always found it pretty amazing that automobiles (sometimes) have so much aesthetic importance given to them, yet automotive websites are so NON-aesthetically pleasing. Often I find them to look like an offshoot of ESPN or some tacky jock football page. The iPad, however, serves to provide a clean, interactive platform to make apps. A stylistic revolution is surely needed—-enter why i love the Road Inc. application so much.
To start, the app comes with various ‘veiled’ classics—each of which can have a packet downloaded into the iPad for free, upon the user’s interest in the automobile. After that comes a barrage of information, media, photography, 3D image renderings, essays, and a wealth of information about the car being looked at.
Earlier today, i downloaded the packet for one of my favourite all-time (race)cars—-the Bugatti Type 35b; here are just a couple sample screenshots i took earlier:
They supply a 360 degree rotatable image, to check the car out in its entirety.
There is beautiful attention to detail here; and you get the sense that someone has poured in plenty of time and energy to make this app a beautiful one to use for the motoring enthusiast. I salute Road Inc. for making something like this. Currently there are 50 cars available with a full data packet download of information. I really look forward to see Road Inc expand on this list in the future. The app is currently available in the iPad application store for $4.99.
Link: Road Inc.
I don’t think it is exclusively Ford who is imagining this “cloud” of information, however they seem to be one of the first to actually make a short video explaining what they mean. Ford’s new Evos concept (pictured above) is a pretty good looking el-cheapo-Aston-Martin clone, however it’s the conceptual stuff they are really excited about.
My reaction? errr…..i’m not sure what I think. As someone who has recently updated myself with a ‘technologically updated” automobile—-I do respect and love some of the things that make our life easier; like bluetooth connections, navigation, digital media, etc.
That being said, I *think* I still want to make some decisions myself, which is why the “cloud” confuses me. Watch the video for yourself, and lemme know what you think.