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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Dec 13: Transparency in the car business

Not quite sure what you are looking at here? A pick-up truck after an ice storm or what? If you are a Canadian TV watcher, then you immediately know the answer. This is the Canadian Tire Ice Truck. A truck body made entirely of ice, but obviously with a real drivetrain and chassis. Great idea for those cold winter climate locations, but this thing was completely impractical, since one could never go south for a holiday or even go into an underground parking garage. An advertising gimmick, but not something to be seen on a showroom floor (unless the heating was broken). But most important, what this creation was, was transparent, although illogically so. Someone must have a better idea. Glad you asked (you did, didn't you?).

We want to see a real transparent car. One that can handle the daily rigors of everyday driving. Something like this 1940 Pontiac........


Great idea. You can look under the hood, without opening it. You always have great visibility - no blind spots! No need for a glass sunroof. People can see who is driving this cool car and know that you are a person of unusual taste. This was not the last car manufacturer to think that there might be a market for such a car. Don't believe me? A brief lesson.......


And you thought only Pontiac in the dark old days just prior to World War II, probed the market for transparency. Not a chance......



Now, of course, one must realize that dressing appropriately is very important in a see thru car. A short, leg and thigh exposing dress like this could cause multiple car accidents. Heck, it would be worse than texting while driving. Otherwise, a very good idea. No more asking about your car's unique features, as everyone can see them for themselves. And so easy to clean, just Windex it.

Even a conservative company like Honda has ventured into transparency.........


.......but will they have the guts to actually produce something like this? Maybe after they have stopped playing around with their nearly unsellable hybrids, they'll be willing to give transparency the opportunity it deserves.

There have been some half hearted efforts to produce a mainstream see thru auto, even up to the present day. Initially only the power plants have been exposed........




.......but, hey, I can see the time, when some forwarding thinking manufacturer will have the guts to go all the way and not just show off the engine. Let's encourage a company to be the first one. Be the first and probably the only one on your block. Ignore the comments about your, shall we say, interesting taste.


And as anyone can see, the interest is so high, that even the current US president is giving his views on this unique vehiclar concept........


So let's get on board and not leave it up to some small innovative start up company to scoop the big guys and corner the transparency market.......



It's too late for Pontiac, but they had the right idea way back in 1940........


May I be so bold as to suggest that someone start a petition to get your favorite car company to get moving on this great idea. Sure there are shortcomings, like nowhere to hide valuables, but heck, who cares about minor issues like that, when you are the guy or gal with a transparent car? No sir, this is the future, so let's get on board.

Until next time.......


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