DailyDirt: More Plastic Cars
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
It’s been a while since the Pontiac Fiero was considered a “radical” car. If you don’t remember it, the Fiero had a plastic body — which some folks said made it unsafe (even though owners of it were more likely to be injured from an engine fire). Plastic cars have continued to improve, and here are just a few more car parts that are being made from environmentally-friendly plastic.
- Bridgestone has designed some air-free tires from recyclable plastics. These tires aren’t quite ready for full-size cars yet, but maybe someday no one will have to check the air pressure in tires. [url]
- Replacing steel in cars with composite materials will make our four-wheeled friends lighter and more fuel efficient. Unfortunately, carbon fiber car parts are still a bit too expensive, but that could change…. [url]
- Car parts from mad cows? Does anyone want to drive a car made from infected cow skulls, brains, nerves, eyes, tonsils and spinal cords? Oh, Canada! [url]
- To discover more interesting car-related content, check out what’s driving around StumbleUpon. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.