Now that I've tasted the fruit, I can't get the taste out of my mouth. True, give me a Dino or an early GTO and the feel of the gears being controlled by my feet and hands is part of the experience - sensual, potent, and invigorating. But, in today's world, with todays' technology... DSG is here and I hope to stay. There's no substitute.
Internet powerhouse Google and automobile manufacturer Volkswagen have announced a partnership in which Google will work with the American division of the German car maker to create a new generation navigation system. Using the satellite mapping software developed by Google as a starting point, the system will, according to sources at Google, provide drivers with a bird's eye real-time view of the road ahead.
The real risk relates to electricity itself. Hybrid batteries deliver up to 650 volts, enough to kill a human being. In addition, should the couplings for batteries become severed, free-flowing electricity can ignite leaking fuel or other combustibles, just as might occur if an electrical wire were to fall during a storm or other accident.