Agassi’s company is committed to the concept of “zero-emission mobility,” which it would achieve through the use of the switching stations and charge stations backed by wind and solar power. It’s an incredibly ambitious goal, and Better Place has justifiably been the beneficiary of mountains of press coverage from NPR, Time, Newsweek, Scientific American, and countless other news outlets. The question is whether Better Place can convince the world to revolutionize its roadside infrastructure and convince the auto industry to modify its vehicle designs in order to accommodate the concept. For those who haven’t seen Better Place’s website, it’s worthwhile to take a peek at the video showing their switching concept.
Some cars are more reliable than others, but even the vehicles at the bottom of this year’s Consumer Reports reliability survey are vastly better than those of 20 years ago in the key areas of powertrain and hardware, experts said this week.
As it does every year, Consumers Union recently surveyed its members on the reliability of their vehicles. This year, it collected data on approximately 1.1 million cars and trucks, categorizing the members’ likes and dislikes, not only of their vehicles, but of the vehicle sub-systems, as well.
A few weeks ago, Ford Motor Co. quietly announced that it was rolling out a new wrinkle to the powerful safety feature called stability control, adding even more lifesaving potential to a technology that has already been very successful.
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