Tuesday, January 19, 2010
NissanSport's Leaf Analysis
Leaf iPhone UPDATE!!!
showing the benefits of the digital
automaking revolution that is compatible
with our daily digital lives!!!
FOR EXAMPLE we can pull into an electron station
to fill up, walk across the street to have a cup
or tea or coffee while surfing our iPhones or
catching up on email and voice mail while
the cloudy grid works for us and notifies
us when we're full on our iPhone!!!
I wonder if the charging stations
will bring FULL SERVICE BACK???
My 1st job at a full-service gas station
a few miles from where the 1st digital
motorcycle race was just held was my
favorite job to date decades later!!!
I took pride in those days (early 80s)
in offering various grades of fuel and
always asking full service customers
if they would like me to check the oil,
check all four tires including the
windshield washed as well.
With the Leaf we can check the tires,
no oil but maybe fluids and electron levels
and of course the windshield will always need cleaning
no matter a gas guzzler, diesel, sugar burner, hybrid or EV!!!
As I turn over a new leaf from desktop
to mobile iPhone post over hot drink
comfy chair and free wifi...
what could be better than taking
look at another new leaf???
In the words of Ochenreider
Publisher of Nissan Sport
in the Issue 12,
"over a century ago,
electrics ruled sales and
even held land speed records."
it's true and noisy gassers took
some time to venture out beyond
the infant analogue grid to roll
over the cleaner quieter EVs...
"It may happen once again."
in fact all of Teslas sales are EVs
and records are being broken every
few months at NEDRA races by
the likes of the White Zombie,
Killacycle and other Lithium launchers!!!
But these racecars and roadsters
aren't really using the digital grid
now known as the smart grid...
Turning the page over to the Nissan Leaf
in his mag shows a picture of a dashboard
that's the beginning of the changing game
from pipeline to fiber optic cables...
More simply, networked cars like the Leaf
will tell you when you're running out of
fuel and where to buy it from a grid that
hopes to make the fuel at the cheapest
possible and cleanest way.
Could you imagine if your car told
you when and where to buy gas
to save your wallet and planet
without touching any buttons?
And you don't even need GPS.
Digital automaking takes us into
an era of networked transpo
so things like turning on the
Leaf's AC with your cell phone
are easier than checking facebook.
Kudos to Nissan Sport for showing
us pictures of the first mass produced
networked drivetrain dashboard and
the Lithium pack that many will lease.
This look at the future gives me hope
as billions continued to dream of
owning their first car or truck!
by John Acheson
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