Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 54333
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2022/07/02 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2012/3/8-26 [Transportation/Car] UID:54333 Activity:nil
3/8     155mph 24-seat super sports car (and it's not a limo conversion) (
        \_ theonion did it first:
2022/07/02 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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7/29    Is it really true that we subsidize auto driving to the tune of
        $5k/yr? Shit I could probably hire a private driver for less...
        \_ You might have missed the point.  Hiring a chauffeur to drive your
           private vehicle won't change the amount of gasoline your private
           vehicle use or the amount of real estate it uses on freeways and
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        with nice asshole-cars break the law more frequently.
        \_ Alpha animals.
            \_ sense of entitlement coupled with willingness to pay fines.
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7/8     Is there some reason we can't have mass market nat gas cars?
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Share * + + + You might be waiting a while for one of these to pull up at the local bus stop. This is the world's first super bus, crafted with state-of-the-art materials which seats 23 passengers and had a top speed of 155mph (250kmh). Developed in Holland by an astronaut and a former Formula One aerodynamics expert, the midnight-blue, electric-powered vehicle costs 7million and was flown to the United Arab Emirates where it will be used by a sheikh. Scroll down for video Roomy: The first ever super bus can travel at up to 155mph and will be used for the commute between Abu Dhabi and Dubai Roomy: The first ever super bus can travel at up to 155mph and will be used for the commute between Abu Dhabi and Dubai by a sheikh The hi-tech bus means he will be able to complete the 75-mile commute from Dubai to neighbouring Abu Dhabi in under 30 minutes. Passengers will be able to enjoy comfort equal to that of a luxury limousine or private jet. The super bus has eight gullwing-style doors on each side to allow for a swift exit. but they'll still work just 35 hours a week It has been developed at the Delft University of Technology in Holland under the direction of Professor Wubbo Ockels who in 1985 became the first Dutchman in space when he was part of the team on board the space shuttle Challenger. The project was backed by the Dutch government, American chemicals company Dow and the Saudi conglomerate Sabic. One costly commute: The super bus was developed in Holland by an astronaut and Formula One aerodynamics expert One costly commute: The super bus was developed in Holland by an astronaut and Formula One aerodynamics expert More than your average bus pass: The luxurious vehicle has been shipped to the Middle East to allow a sheikh to commute at high speed More than your average bus pass: The luxurious vehicle has been shipped to the Middle East to allow the sheikh to commute at high speed The first commercial interest came from the UAE where the super bus was flown in a jumbo jet. It was tested for the first time on ordinary roads around Abu Dhabi Airport, its batteries fired up by solar power. The wealthy owner of the super bus plans to travel on normal roads and at normal speeds in the region while it picks up passengers in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai. As it approaches its destination, it would once again slow to rejoin the ordinary road network. Project designer Antonia Terzi, former chief aerodynamics expert at the BMW Williams Formula One team, made the first test drive in Abu Dhabi. She said it drove 'just like a car', thanks to two sets of manoeuvrable rear wheels which helps it around corners. If the super bus went into service, there would be no set routes or schedules. Enlarge Long haul: The super bus is shipped from Holland where it was developed to the Middle East Based on the Batmobile? The hi-tech bus is made of state-of-the art materials and has gull-wing style doors. Report abuse This is another rich man's toy, just like all supper cars, us ordinary folks can only look and dream of things like these. If these folks spent as much on there poor people as they do themselves, the world would be a better place to live for us all. But after all that it's good for the folks in Holland who built it. Report abuse The tech is good, but that's a lot of money just to keep the rich from having to deal with "common" traffic. Wonder what type of bug that is scampering from beneath it at 2:07. Report abuse What really amuses me is that electric vehicles are touted as some major miracle, they may reduce the carbon foot print a tiny amount and cut exhaust fumes on the road but cars actually produce a relatively small portion of the worlds pollution.
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Obama Replaces Costly High-Speed Rail Plan With High-Speed Bus Plan President Obama's proposed high-speed train system will be replaced with a fleet of buses that will rocket along highways at speeds up to 165 mph.
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