Check You Tire’s Tread Wear with Built-in Sensors

As the owner of a brand new (used) car, maintenance has become a new part of my schedule to be sure my pretty little 2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS is running at its optimal best.  Thing like fluids, parts, accessories and milage are important, but ESPECIALLY the tire, because driving on highways (particularly in Texas, the “wild, wild west” of highway speed limits) with bald tires is a very, very, VERY bad idea.  Continental is bolstering its Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS ) to not only monitor your tire pressure but its tread depth, too. Continue reading “Check You Tire’s Tread Wear with Built-in Sensors”

This Spanish City Planted “Moving Gardens” On Its Buses

With the recent rise of environmental awareness, green projects like vertical gardens, urban farming, and guerrilla gardening are a few phenomena that have come up to counter the vastness of the typical concrete jungle of a metropolitan area.  Due to the green movement community vastly increasing, landscape artist Marc Grañén and Grupo IRACO decided to take the movement to another level by using vehicle roofs as flower beds and turn unused space into little green oases. Continue reading “This Spanish City Planted “Moving Gardens” On Its Buses”