For all things geeky, nerdy, and dorky, there’s still the matter of transportation. For all the heroes, villains, supporting characters, and plot lines, there’s still the matter of moving them around between the scenes. And that is where you’re going to run into the idea of vehicles, and more often than not, cars specifically.
So when you want to explore the world of your favorite stars and characters, you also want to have a palette of information about things based in reality like the news cars coming from Lincoln dealers or Tesla production lines, and you need to know about Google and the current self-driving tests going on, and you want to see if you can reverse engineer all the comforts of James Bond’s car-based mayhem, and you even want to understand a bit more about anime physics that makes car travel so compelling, even in the animated world. Read on to stoke your curiosity …
Scan the Roads Nearby
One way to get your geeky imagination going is to look at new designs that are hitting the streets. Even though that might not sound like the sexiest road trip, once you see the amazing jobs that designers have done with some of the new models coming up, once you see cars for sale that would fit right into the lives of your comic book and movie heroes, then you’ll understand why being in their physical presence, being able to see and touch – and perhaps even drive them if you go to a dealership! – can have such an appeal. A lot of the technology that shows up in the realistic racing games that come out, for example, are very much grounded in modern design.
Powered By Tesla
There’s been a lot of news about Tesla lately that has just been geeking up the geeks like no other. Some people are blown away by the autopilot functions that are on the way. Others are fascinating that the extremely powerful technology that they have in the form of patents is being released to the public, to open up the possibility for standard and dorky designers and engineers alike. The company is doing everything it can to move the auto industry into the future, and the future is where geek culture will always reside, a leap, hop, and jump ahead of everyone else.
Google and the Self-Driving Tests
And it wasn’t that long ago that it seemed impossible anywhere but in the movies and in comic books for cars to drive themselves. But that’s exactly what Google has been working on, and in the next few years, we’re going to see all kinds of interesting automation in terms of safety, efficiently, logistics, and design. This is heaven for all the people who’ve been waiting to see what the techno future holds.
Reverse Engineering James Bond
And we’ve all obsessed over the technology that vehicles have in James Bond narratives. If you want to think about design elements in reality, think about what kinds of things would have to be present – think power sources, physical spaces, energy use, temperature potential – in order to make those things happen. What would it take for you to add a missile launcher to your Lincoln Navigator? Enjoy the thought process!