It’s like a breath of fresh air watching 923 people pile out of this small SUV in oil- rich Kuwait. Tears of Jubbling joy! [A]
“The specially modified vehicle is half art project, half engineering experiment. Vanhaerent’s Lexus features a large LCD display that shows his portrait being generated by custom software that paints it in the style of artist Sergio Abliac. The slower Vanhaerent drives, the more detailed the portrait will be, and the faster he drives, the more abstract the brush strokes become.”
Cool project but unfortunately, the “Art Is Motion” mod doesn’t motivate the driver to go slower, on electric power alone; if Mr. Vanhaerent is feeling abstract, he’ll just floor it. One additional tweak, that only outputs a painting if the driver drives slower, and this ‘art’ project becomes a standard feature on all Lexus models. [Gizmodo]
This video of a guy walking, wait a sec, driving his dog for a walk may be the end of Jubbling. So much wrong here. From the ‘dog-walker-man’:
“The driver of this vehicle was ‘walking’ his dog in Douglas Park in Regina at about 8:30 p.m. (Aug. 18, 2013) With one end of the leash attached to the dog’s collar and the other in the van, the vehicle kept nudging the dog at the shoulder with the tire of his moving vehicle each time he took a left turn. Because it was dark and was driving slow, cars kept passing him …. it was clear the drivers didn’t see this dog until the past minute, because they slowed suddenly and gave the dog a little extra room as they passed this van.
Essentially, this dog was nearly run over several times in 15 minutes I followed him.
At one point, another dog walker who was on the sidewalk and giving his dog a little exercise the old fashioned way, yelled out to the man and heckled him.
The guy thought he was mitigating the danger of all of this by driving with his hazards on. However, when I first saw this guy, I noticed the driver was also on his cell phone.
Before anyone asks, yes, I called the police — two officers paid him a visit.”
For all the BP’s and gender-bending pipelines out of Canada, this guy driving his dog for a walk is the most painful and direct kick to our Jubbling nuts. It’s like a big giant bowl of unnecessary consumption and waste. [Arbroath]
“The 1,200 square foot space provides a designated spot for the car and a large open area for a couch, a slide-away TV, a built-in book shelve in front of a large storage room, as well as a small kitchen, a bathroom and a library.
An area of 8′ x 12′ is made of sandblasted aluminum grating that is set flush into the concrete floors. It hides a 9′ long steel ramp, which the driver raises five inches by remote control to create a slope sufficient for the car to roll out and be started outdoors.”
In a nutshell – this garage is nicer than my house. Who needs this much to house their car? The only person I could think of was Cameron’s dad from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and you probably know already what Cameron thought of his father… [Design Driven via Neatorama]
Like Putting A Turd In A Hot Dog Bun: The 638 HP VLP Destino Has Fisker Karma Body And Corvette Heart.
Wait a second, didn’t Fisker get a $500 million loan from the US Department of Energy to build more fuel efficient electric vehicles? It sucks to think that a good chunk of the millions they spent designing the Karma EV is now being utilized by the roided up and fuel inefficient VLP Destino.
The franken-muscle VLP Destino was developed by Gilbert Villareal and former Ford, Chrysler and GM executive (and Chevy Volt supporter) Bob Lutz and it pairs a Corvette engine with the Fisker Karma body. From Wired:
“Together, they’ve [Villareal and Lutz] struck a deal with Fisker to provide decontented ‘rollers’ of the Karma, sans the dinky four-cylinder engine, battery pack and electric motors. In their place, VLP has fitted one beast of a motor: the Corvette ZR1′s supercharged 6.2-liter V8, good for 638 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque. If that’s a bit much for your taste (or lack thereof), they’ll put in the Z06 ‘Vette’s 550-hp LS7, saving you about $20,000 in the process.”
Basically, they’re taking all that’s good about the Fisker Karma OUT and putting all that’s bad about consumption IN.
We have no choice but to mark this one down as a Jubbling shit sandwich. [Wired]