Electric Superbikes, Flying Cars, and a Pebble Beach Roundup
Happy Monday, everyone. Touching base with another roundup of what I've been up to lately. After the better part of the week in Monterey for the Pebble Beach festivities, it's been nice to spend a little time at home. But, the road beckons again.
I'm off to Germany on Weds to cover the IAA show in Munich, which is shaping up to be a surprisingly busy event. It wasn't long ago that everyone was saying COVID put the nail in the coffin of the auto show, at least from a media perspective. IAA might just be bucking the trend. We'll see this week.
Damon Hypersport Exclusive First Ride - Wired
If you didn't see this in print earlier this year, my exclusive first ride on the Damon Hypersport is now live at Wired.com. The ride itself was sublime, but Damon still has a difficult road ahead to bring this to market. I really enjoyed getting to know more about the company, and now you can do the same without having to hop a plane to California.
ASKA A5 E-VTOL
Flying car? Or drivable aircraft? The ASKA A5 is very definitely in the latter category, but with the ability to take off and land vertically, this might be a solution for avoiding future gridlock -- a gridlock that I confess I thought was finally going to be solved by remote work, but sadly we seem to be losing that battle. Again.
Pebble Beach Highlights
That A5 was one of the more unusual vehicles that I experienced during the Monterey Car Week festivities, but it certainly wasn't the only one. I rounded up the highlights, also for TechCrunch. Definitely read on up before you drop a couple-mil on your next 2,000-horsepower hypercar, from which there are plenty to choose.
Waiting for Cybertruck
It’s no surprise that Cybertruck didn’t ship in 2021 as originally planned, but it has been quite impressive to see how much more quickly the established OEMs have pounced to fill the segment that didn’t exist. Ford of course is first, but GM, RAM, and others are coming soon, and lots of Cybertruck orderers are sick of waiting. (More than a few are sick of Musk, too.)
In-Car Ethernet Explained - MotorTrend
Yeah, okay, I know that in-vehicle networking isn't the most invigorating topic in the world, but if you're hyped or at least intrigued by the potential for software-defined vehicles, it might be good to know a bit about the hardware that's making all that possible.
Bringing my JDM STI Home
Finally, if you didn't see, my imported Subaru is finally here and, more importantly, finally road-legal.