It’s nice to get back to nature.
This intrigued me…
At first I thought this was something that might have been used on something like the Douglas XB-19, but a) as far as I know Douglas usually used Firestone tyres at the time and b) this big wheel appeared about 10 years before the first design sketches for the XB-19 were made.
I don’t think that in 1929 any aircraft existed that would have needed anything like the 46.00-48 - so this might have been a small series to show what Goodyear could do?
They are suggesting it might be people following sat navs. I know in Ireland a lot of high profile cases are because you won’t be chased by the law if you drive down the wrong side of a motorway.
I do note:
Edmund King, president of the AA, said: “The increase in the number of vehicles being driven in the wrong direction on motorways is frightening and can be fatal.
“Various incidents seem to be clearly down to drunk drivers for which there is absolutely no excuse. These drunk drivers should not be on the roads.”
The AA have campaigned and lobbied against drunk driving laws, speed limits, emissions limits, seatbelts, and public transport any and everywhere. Their opinion should not be sought by responsible news organisation.
They also campaigned against banning lead in petrol. They are reliably wrong on everything and in particular transport economics and road safety and harm reduction related to motoring.
Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation, said: “To most drivers it’s the stuff of nightmares to think that anyone could drive the wrong way down a motorway.
“Yet despite highway engineers’ best efforts to make it hard to mistake the off-ramp for a slip road, these numbers show there’s a lot more work to be done.
“Could more be done with technology – perhaps slip-road sensors that trigger roadside warnings?
“The ability of information to be fed to and from our increasingly connected and intelligent cars must create the opportunity for alerts to be generated and displayed within the vehicle.”
What you need is a one-directional water curtain.
A vehicular check valve?
They’re going to have to add the self cleaning feature. Ewww
Apropo of nothing more than bias toward siblings of my daily driver, student conversion of a Volvo Amazon / 122s to electric - using a trailer to drag around the power rather than integrating into the body… which honestly isn’t an awful retrofit solution other than the extra length.
It makes me sad to see the latest iteration of what Ford is calling a Bronco.
Why? Because it is comfortable, capable, and reliable?
Cross post in A.I.
You can’t get much more 1980 than that paint job!
If I had Pauly Shore money I’d buy it today!