Tag: cars

Ever Wondered How a Car's Differential Works? Here's Your Answer

Even for gearheads, some systems in a car are a little hard to wrap your head around. Things like the transmission & differential are good examples of this. My friend sent me a video today that does a great job of explaining the principles of a differential in a simple, easy to understand way. The best part: it’s from the 1930s, so it’s got that great old film feel to it.

BUMP: The Social Network for License Plates

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A new service has shown up online geared entirely towards license plates - or rather, the cars & drivers to whom they belong. The basic premise is that people ought to be able to connect with fellow drivers/human beings through something unique & universally understood: the license plate on our car. BUMP is trying to capitalize on the ubiquity of license plates & cell phones to create a social network & communication platform.