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Dashboard to Monitor Car Pollution August 11, 2007

Posted by Natesh in Automotive, Environmental Tech.
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Recently, Nissan had created a concept car that could detect how sober, or how not sober its driver was. Cars have taken appropriate measures to become, let’s say smarter, in a few different ways. Now, researchers at the University of Manchester are working on to install a on-board system to check your cars emission of pollution. The genius people have designed a somewhat infrared laser than can detect carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and methane from your car’s exhaust. With global warming threatening to destroy the earth one day, this a good feature to help prevent us living on Mars for a while. The researchers hope their device thing can be incorporated into your car’s systems and alert you when their cars’ pollutant levels get critical and hope you take it easy on the driving. I think this is a good idea and start in preventing pollution. Any opinions?

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Interesting Way to Beat the Heat August 10, 2007

Posted by Natesh in Automotive, Environmental Tech.
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One man in Houston has gone so far to beat that that some people might think he’s crazy. This man is not crazy, he is just desperate a little low on the green stuff. Instead of spending the necessary 1200 big ones to fix his car’s a/c, he decided to add on a standard home a/c unit. By the time he was done, he managed to create a very ugly car, and not to mention a non-environmental friendly car either. Now, it increases the amount of gas the car consumes as well as it drains its battery. Nice car man!

Via Wired