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Todd Barnard
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E36 in background is all "C'mon slowpoke, let's go!" :P
 
Notice anything new on the streets of Mountain View, California? Our latest prototype vehicles are ready for the road and a few of them are now cruising around town! 

These prototype vehicles are designed from the ground up to be fully self-driving. They’re ultimately designed to work without a steering wheel or pedals, but during this phase of our project we’ll have safety drivers aboard with a removable steering wheel, accelerator pedal, and brake pedal that allow them to take over driving if needed. The prototypes’ speed is capped at a neighborhood-friendly 25mph, and they’ll drive using the same software that our existing Lexus vehicles use—the same fleet that has self-driven over 1 million miles since we started the project. 

As we start to cruise around the neighborhood, we really want to hear what our neighbors think. To learn more about our project or to leave feedback on how we’re driving, please visit our website: www.google.com/selfdrivingcar.

See you on the road!
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New Deity black label bars with 38mm rise http://www.bikerumor.com/2015/06/18/deity-officially-launches-25-and-38mm-rise-blacklabel-bar-plus-contest/  ...but I'm staying with gloss black twenty-14s (pictured)
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gloss black > matte black
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$500 off a Leader QUNX. You're welcome
Leaders flagship frameset: carbon tubing with alloy lugs creating a high performance track frame for both racing as well as street riding. SPECS: - Carbon: 3k Weave - Fork: Full Carbon - Lugs: 7005 Alloy
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Now you got no excuse. Get out there. Go fast. Have fun.
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Exquisite details of the Lexus GT 500 car - that grill, gah! If you're not following the Super GT series, ur doin' it rong...
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TIL.. we might just make it
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Published on Medium, not google+
After 1.7 million miles we’ve learned a lot — not just about our system but how humans drive, too.
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Moving away from "swoopy" - Green car is from 2013, black car is from earlier this year. Emphasis is on lightweight and making power. The thousands of hours spent on complex compound curves to gain tiny fraction in drag reduction not worth it (solar car folks take note!)
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But will it have a traditional, three-pedal, stick shift, manual transmission?...
 
Toyota and BMW shared a beautiful sporst-car night together. Meet the new Supra.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/der-supra-east-meets-west-in-the-toyotabmw-sports-car-partnership/
From the April 2015 issue You can see why Toyota and BMW would choose the code name “Silk Road” to describe their collaborative effort to build a new generation of sports cars. East meets West and all that. We will forgive the companies the minor historical inaccuracy—the Silk Road trade route never extended to Japan […]
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I love high performance bearings (for my bicycle and solar cars), check out the latest development from Coo Space.
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Ddamn those comments make you think. Seems to be better suited for heavy load usage better than light, but I would have to use them in my inline skates to know if they are better.
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Pics from the 24h Nürburgring this past weekend. A lot to digest, but the biggest take away is the ongoing "anti-swoopy" trend (aesthetically & Engineering). I am wondering if the move away from complicated compound curves translates to solar cars - the pinnacle of "swoopy." There may not be enough justification to spend thousands and thousands of hours just to gain 0.0001% reduction in drag, to the detriment of other things (liking making power, lowering weight). As seen in the pics, it seems Audi and Citroen agree. Relieving high pressure areas are being given more importance, and harsh corners are rounded, but that's about it...
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Today I celebrate 25,000 gasoline free miles! No more gas stations, no more oil changes for me! The solar/electric car/powerwall battery revolution is here! Welcome to the sunlight revolution #EffOil #DrivingOnSunshine https://instagram.com/p/2sW-fmwr4Q/ 
“Today I celebrate 25,000 gasoline free miles! No more gas stations, no more oil changes for me! The solar/electric car/powerwall battery revolution is…”
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technically oil is sunshine that was banked millions of years ago...
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