Automotive Technology Essay

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Automotive Technology

In a world that is quickly becoming ever dependant on technology, people take many things for granted. For example: nearly every day you and I get into our cars to go to work, school, shopping, or anywhere else you can think of. Naturally, car manufacturers are constantly coming up with new technologies to get people to buy their car over the next manufacturers; and a lot of these new inventions seem straight out of a sci-fi movie, or book in this case.

One of the most important part of any car is the tires. Tires are in constant contact with the road, and like the Goodyear commercial says, “So much is riding on your tires.”

“You want to talk contact patches? Your car’s tires have tiny contact patches,
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Car engines are another part of the vehicle that is continuously being upgraded and improved. How often do you turn on the TV and hear a commercial about the newest model car that is faster than last year’s?

“The Deliverator’s car has enough energy packed into its batteries to fire a pound of bacon into the Asteroid Belt. Unlike a bimbo box or a Burb beater, the Deliverator’s car unloads that power through gaping, gleaming, polished sphincters. When the Deliverator puts the hammer down, shit happens” (Stephenson 2).

Lotus has developed a new sports car “capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds, traveling at 125mph” (Toshiba’s office technology makes Lotus sports cars go faster).

“This car can go so fucking fast that if a cop took a bite of a doughnut as the Deliverator was entering Heritage Boulevard, he probably wouldn’t be able to swallow it until about the time the Deliverator was shrieking out onto Oahu” (Stephenson 13).

Of course, this gives the drivers the ability to travel to their desired destination at faster speeds, which is good in cases like The Deliverator’s pizza delivery job, and makes for more exciting sports car races, but what about the negative side of this? According the car-accidents.com, the number of fatal crashes increased .7% from 1999 to 2000, the number of nonfatal crashes
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