EPA is announcing today that they are ready to approve E15 (15% ethanol) gasoline blends, but only for 2007 model year and newer vehicles.
This morning on Autoline Detroit, John McElroy’s auto talk show, a Fiat lady stated that part of the Fiat 500′s ordering experience will be calling colors by their Italian names. So red will be rose, and black will be nero. Cue the Rome burns jokes. But what I don’t get is, why not call it Cinquecento then? For mist people, if you say “five hundred”, they will think of a very bland large sedan from Ford.
If you’re going to go Italian, go all in, that’s what I say.
This is a video of the “Big Dog” robot project, from Boston Dynamics. This is very impressive, especially how they programmed the robot to have reflexes, so that if it thinks it is falling or slipping, it splays out the appropriate leg and catches itself. The buzzing noise is from a small gasoline engine that they are using to generate self contained hydraulic power.
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