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AI Report 2024

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Summary This document offers selected news about various aspects of artificial intelligence. For additional background see Artificial Intelligence Report 2023. Misconceptions Some of the amazing breakthroughs being credited to AI are actually capabilities we’ve had for decades. In a video posted by NVIDIA in 2023, an example is given of service repair people being notified… Continue reading AI Report 2024

Air Travel Report 2023

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Summary This document provides news and reports about air travel as of 2023. On 23 Jul 2023, it was reported by NBC News that 343,000 flights have been delayed in the 55 days since 29 May 2023. In late June, many hundred thousand travelers were grounded due to climate extremes. [Source] It’s expected that climate… Continue reading Air Travel Report 2023

E-Bike Report 2023

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Summary This document provides e-bike information and resources. Some commentary is provided, and current news is below in chronological order with the most recent at the top. Needs Assessment Your answers to the following questions will help guide you to an e-bike configuration that best fits your needs. Buying Guide Based on the considerations above,… Continue reading E-Bike Report 2023

Rivian News 2023

Summary This document offers the latest news and information about the electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian, as well as some context and commentary about the EV industry. Alternatives Regarding transportation needs, some people would say that we don’t need better cars, we need better cities. For residents of sustainable cities and walkable communities, cars are less… Continue reading Rivian News 2023

DOCUMENTARY: Godfrey Qualls and the Black Ghost 1970 Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi

Video About The Video The following is from the Historic Vehicle Association YouTube description of the video: “The 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE ordered new by Godfrey Qualls was a piece of legend on the streets of Detroit. Optioned in triple black with a 426 Hemi, it dominated street races throughout the 70s before disappearing… Continue reading DOCUMENTARY: Godfrey Qualls and the Black Ghost 1970 Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi

Plug-in Electric Vehicles – Resource Page

Below are some videos and other resources for recent news and resources relating to Plug-in Electric Vehicles. This document may be periodically updated with additional resources. Engineering Explained (7 Oct 2020) 5 Reasons You Should (Not) Buy An Electric Car – “Buying a new car is a big decision, and there are an abundance of… Continue reading Plug-in Electric Vehicles – Resource Page

Subaru Ascent: The Last Gasoline Powered Vehicle (Podcast #45)

In Episode #45, I talk about the Subaru Ascent as the last gasoline powered vehicle. (26 Sep 2020) Listen using your favorite podcast service. Anchor [Listen] Apple [Listen] Google [Listen] Spotify [Listen] Listen Using the Anchor Player Below Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or right click) the link and save. [Download]

Electric Bicycles (Podcast E14)

In Episode #14, I describe some of the benefits of having an electric bicycle as an alternative to an all-electric car or a traditional bicycle.  Listen using the Anchor Player Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or right click) the link and save. [Download] Learn more at ResourcesForLife.com/podcast

Podcast Production Notes and Review (Podcast E11)

In Episode #11, I look back at the past 10 episodes and talk about how I want to continue improving the message presentation and audio quality. I review some of the challenges of producing the first 10 shows. Listen using the Anchor Player Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap… Continue reading Podcast Production Notes and Review (Podcast E11)

A better way to email. Save time and have a greater impact. (Podcast E6)

In Episode #6, I talk about how you can respond to emails and other requests by using video, articles, and podcasting on your own personal website. Listen using the Anchor Player Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or right click) the link and save. [Download] Learn more at ResourcesForLife.com/podcast

Benefits and Safety of Subcompact Cars Such as the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris

“Sometimes big problems are best solvedusing small solutions.” Summary Generally speaking, little tiny micro small mini cars have many advantages. They offer better maneuverability and easier parking. Better fuel efficiency, and fewer resources used in production make small cars environmentally friendly. Small cars are inexpensive to purchase, insure, and maintain. Finally, they look cute, happy,… Continue reading Benefits and Safety of Subcompact Cars Such as the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris

Vehicle Tips: Regular vs Premium Fuel – Choosing the Right Octane Gasoline

Here you’ll find some information about regular and premium fuel choices to help with choosing the right octane gasoline for your vehicle. It’s important to note that octane levels do not determine the quality of gasoline. Higher quality gasoline is usually determined by the additives used. The octane required is a function of your engine.… Continue reading Vehicle Tips: Regular vs Premium Fuel – Choosing the Right Octane Gasoline