April 12, 2004
Concept cars from the 37th annual Tokyo Motor Show
These little cars should be handy as drivers become
, according to the
US Department of Transportation
13 years ago
I'm not sure "lazier" is the right word. Maybe "more preoccupied" (cell phones and the like) or "older" (on the average (the population-dense boomers are advancing quickly, and age indesputably is a factor.) Take it frome one who is older than the boomers, anything which can keep me driving longer without menacing the rest of the traffic is to be lauded.
Terrific link, thanks. Shame there wasn't more information on the cars. Still, at least one of them has made it to the real world, the
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Good link, Although, I found no
or jet packs. I want my jet pack!
path, the "lazier" part I was referring to was the section around the middle of the article where the interviewee says, "We are much more willing to drive down to the corner store to buy a loaf of bread, go back home and return again to buy ice cream..." I remember a while back -- three or four years -- hearing that the maximum distance people will walk before deciding to drive instead was something like 400 metres, or a quarter-mile. After that, people are more inclined to hop in their car. Wish I could remember where I heard it, though.