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Author Topic: Honda abandoning ship!  (Read 1157 times)

Offline Warmwater

Re: Honda abandoning ship!
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2020, 10:03:32 PM »
Trying to keep on the subject, I own a 15 year old Honda Accord and have had a couple of Honda touring motorcycles, All completely trouble-free, so I trust them to make whatever this new thing they are working on to be very good. It is too bad that their participation in Formula 1 is being sacrificed for it, but they probably realize that the I.C.E. is a dinosaur, and hybrids are even worse. Formula 1 could either die or amalgamate with Formula E.

As far as using public transit exclusively is concerned, buses and light rail never go right to where you want to go. For example, a few years ago in Canada, I had to find a new way to get to work (a VW bug forcefully removed a front wheel of my Oldsmobile). It was just under 3 miles (4.5 km) from my apartment to my office on the other side of downtown, in my car it took about 20 minutes. The first day I took a taxi, and being rush hour with fresh snow, it took 40 minutes after I phoned before he arrived. So it took an hour overall, and the fare was $20.00 including his tip. The return home was about the same. For the next few days I took a bus in order to save money. This meant standing at a bus stop in the cold for 20 minutes, when the bus arrived it was packed full, standing room only, not a comfortable ride. It took a zig zag route, stopping nearly every block, and I had to change buses for the last part. Then I had to walk the last quarter mile. It was a 5.5 mile (8 km) route and took 3 hours, but it was cheap. Walking or bicycling would be faster, but the slippery conditions were not good for that.

If more people used taxis, self-driven cars, or Uber, it would not reduce traffic congestion because the same number of people would still be on the road.

Maybe Honda will come up with a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bicycle...?
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Online jimclark

Re: Honda abandoning ship!
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2020, 06:42:06 AM »
Maybe they'll go all the way.....personal jet packs.....forget about wheels. |-(  :DD
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