I, for one, welcome the Google Self Driving Car

The operating percent of a car will go from 4% to that 96%. But back to my leading statement: there are unintended consequences. Parked cars will be a relic from the past. What happens to car insurance prices if a driver is no longer part of the equation? And if cars are receiving 20 times more actual use, that would imply that there would be 20 times less cars sold.[1] This is the kind of disruptive change that can reshape the automotive industry. The recent GM/Chrysler bailout may have been for naught.[3]

I can’t wait to get one of these.

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How a Differential Gear Works

Make Magazine had a great post with a video on how a differential gear works.I’ve had one of these go out on me in an old Honda Accord. It isn’t nearly as much fun as it sounds and expensive to the point where I had to scrap the car. I never understood how the part actually worked, though.