Automobile Design

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Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change
Papanek, Victor
Book
1970
While two-thirds of the world's population lives in poverty, valuable human and natural resources are used to produce: fur-covered toilet seats, electronic nail polish dryers, diapers for parakeets, a...
Driverless Cars: Hype, Hubris and Distractions
Nader, Ralph
Article
2017
The driverless personal car is quickly emerging without a legal, ethical and priorities framework, when priorities should be placed on safer, more efficient and less polluting means of transport.
How Things Don't Work
Papanek, Victor and Hennessey, James
Book
1977
Pananek and Hennessey focus on appliances, tooks, and devices that are at the nub of modern living. They show how some of our most cherished possessions, ranging from simple household fixtures to soph...
Why a Future Ride in a Self-Driving Car Could Be a Trip to Advertising Hell
Evarts, Eric C.
Article
2015
There's nothing marketers love more than a captive audience. And people don't get any more captive than when they're sitting in a car. That's a powerful motivation for companies developing automated c...

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Faulty update breaks Lexus cars' maps and radio systems
2016
A faulty data broadcast is causing problems for Lexus car owners in the US. The buggy update - which was delivered via a wireless transmission - is causing affected vehicles' infotainments systems to ...