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    Default Renault's new Concept car - Symbioz

    Renault?s new concept car Symbioz has armchairs and WiFi | Daily Mail Online

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/m...ate-your-house

    Apparently being shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week. Certainly seems "Way Out There" as far as practicalities go but these concept cars are always mostly used as a format for design thought bubbles.

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    I couldn't do that. I couldn't sit there facing the wrong way.

    Anyway how would the air bags work?
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    Once we eliminate the most dangerous component of motor vehicles - the nut behind the wheel - road accidents will be a thing of the past, so airbags will be superfluous.

    However, like dogs, cars should never be allowed in the house - they always have dirty feet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    I couldn't do that. I couldn't sit there facing the wrong way.

    Anyway how would the air bags work?
    Yeah, I always have trouble in public transport if I am facing the rear of the bus/train etc. Doesn't seem natural or properly connected to the movement.
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    Concept cars are great for photos and bringing up ideas but as far as ever hitting the market there is the limitation.
    Back in the 80s I did a review of a Nissan concept car, still have the brochure somewhere. The couple of things I loved and yet to be introduced into everyday cars was the heads up display and internal/low profile rear view mirrors as the car was designed for very low drag coefficient. One day before we have flying cars we might see some of these great ideas on the mass market.
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    G'day,

    has it the right badge ? It's been hit with an ugly stick - gotta be a Nissan....

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    You mean the "other half" of the world's best selling car manufacturing group?
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    G'day,

    in days of yore we called it 'badge engineering'....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armidillo View Post
    Once we eliminate the most dangerous component of motor vehicles - the nut behind the wheel - road accidents will be a thing of the past, so airbags will be superfluous.

    However, like dogs, cars should never be allowed in the house - they always have dirty feet!
    Nice to dream but we all know that's complete crap. When the most unreliable part of a modern car is the electronics there's no way I'm putting my life in there hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armidillo View Post
    However, like dogs, cars should never be allowed in the house - they always have dirty feet!
    Wasn't a problem when I drove my Virage through the foyer into the student bar during post-final exam frivolities. Didn't realise until afterwards that it didn't drop a single spot of oil on the carpet for the 20 or so minutes it was inside! I still have a photo somewhere...
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    Driverless at 80mph (with a few glitches!) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...lf-driving-car

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    Quote Originally Posted by CXVingtCinq View Post
    Yeah, I always have trouble in public transport if I am facing the rear of the bus/train etc. Doesn't seem natural or properly connected to the movement.
    I agree, but seated backward is the safer way to travel and makes airbags less of an issue because your body is already fully supported.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    Nice to dream but we all know that's complete crap. When the most unreliable part of a modern car is the electronics there's no way I'm putting my life in there hands.
    Agreed. One doesn't' have to watch too many documentaries on airplane crash investigations to realise the even they haven't got all the glitches sorted out.
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