Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Lamborghini Insecta

Occupying the same footprint on the road as a Gallardo – the Insecta is designed to make use of the baby Lambo’s V10 powertrain, too. So despite remaining a purely computer-based concept at the moment – if any of Lamborghini’s designers are watching, it could point the way for future models.

Some amazing lines. You can see the German influence via VW.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

VW Polo Bluemotion Concept

With CO2 emissions of only 87g/co2 Volkswagen is promising its Polo Bluemotion model will be the cleanest supermini money can buy when it goes on sale in the UK next year.

I must admit, I was never really a fan of the Polos. I had the old tiny Lupo, and one accident in that, and I changed into my present Clio with its 5 Star safety. We also have a Fiat 500, and we all thought that the Fox looked far too drab. But the rear lights on the new Polo, even though they look like a Toyota, still look better than the circular ones. And that emission figure is great. Something good is coming out of the oil price rise we have had.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Blackberry Bold saved me

Last night the telephone line went dead. The internet was still working. I had to call BT to get it fixed. I happened to have another landline, but at the wait was awful with all those buttons to press. I was told to use the internet to get it done fast. Duh! What do you do? I used this Blackberry Bold that I am using to type right now, to browse over to bt.com/faults and actually managed to fill out the forms using the Opera Mini browser. All along the phone was waiting in the queuing system for a human to answer. Well I had a text back from BT they were on the case, and still no one had picked up. Finally a lady answered and said that it was requested already. So I get up to answer the front the bell and it is the BT man and it was all sorted. So the moral of the story is, get a mobile phone with a good browser and if you can't type a Blackberry. Thanks be to all who keep all this stuff going. The world is getting better all the time and we don't need one person all the time, but when one of us goes down (as did BT) the other systems are there to help. Rock on.