Fuel for Thought

Posts involving thoughtful themes and studies, everything from customer behavior studies to interesting human interest stories

The Pope Wants You to Carpool

The Pope Wants You to Carpool

As it turns out, Pope Francis (who just got a new set…

Solar-Powered Car to Make Nearly 2,600-Mile Journey

Solar-Powered Car to Make Nearly 2,600-Mile Journey

Engineering students from the University of Johannesburg Energy Movement in South Africa…

Texas Man Insists Speeding Isn’t a Crime, Compares Police to Nazis

Texas Man Insists Speeding Isn’t a Crime, Compares Police to Nazis

Scott Richardson, 49, was pulled over in Addison, Texas, on May 2nd…

Taking the Wipers Off of the Windshield

Taking the Wipers Off of the Windshield

Aren’t windshield wipers a pain sometimes? When they get old, they leave…

Majority of Green Car Drivers Swapping For Gas, Study Finds

Majority of Green Car Drivers Swapping For Gas, Study Finds

Rough news for makers of green cars: an Edmunds.com study has found…

Report Scientifically Names Most Popular Cars In Hip-Hop

Report Scientifically Names Most Popular Cars In Hip-Hop

Luxury rides and sport cars have long held a special place in…

Marchionne May Turn to China for FCA Merger After Barra Turns Him Down

Marchionne May Turn to China for FCA Merger After Barra Turns Him Down

Sergio Marchionne is looking for love in all the wrong places. It’s…

Police Shut Down Girls’ Lemonade Stand For Lack of Permits

Police Shut Down Girls’ Lemonade Stand For Lack of Permits

So, clearly our future robot overlords have begun taking over. I can…

Study Shows New Drivers Lack Driving Skills; Everyone Says ‘Duh”

Study Shows New Drivers Lack Driving Skills; Everyone Says ‘Duh”

Researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (uncomfortably and vaguely worryingly abbreviated…

The Price of Uber in China: Mobile App Faces Government Crackdowns, Increasing Tension

The Price of Uber in China: Mobile App Faces Government Crackdowns, Increasing Tension

China seems to have mixed feelings about the ridesharing app Uber. Other…

Baby, Baby, Baby, No: Justin Bieber Found Guilty of Assault, Careless Driving

Baby, Baby, Baby, No: Justin Bieber Found Guilty of Assault, Careless Driving

The Biebs was found guilty on charges stemming from an incident back…

NHTSA Reveals Technology That Could Stop Drunk Drivers’ Cars

NHTSA Reveals Technology That Could Stop Drunk Drivers’ Cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has unveiled a new technology system…

List: Best US Cities to Own an Electric Vehicle In

List: Best US Cities to Own an Electric Vehicle In

For the past couple years, sales of electric vehicles have been skyrocketing,…

Never, EVER Try to Beat the Train: Car Ripped in Half

Never, EVER Try to Beat the Train: Car Ripped in Half

Let’s recap something about trains; they are seriously heavy things. One car…

Arizona’s Last Surviving Drive-In Theater Leads a Double Life

Arizona’s Last Surviving Drive-In Theater Leads a Double Life

Arizona was once a booming capital for the drive-in movie business. At…

Ohio Now Boasts the Most Drive-In Theaters in the World

Ohio Now Boasts the Most Drive-In Theaters in the World

Ohio’s enthusiasm for drive-in movies dates back to June of 1937. The…

Best Ways to Hide A Car Dent

Best Ways to Hide A Car Dent

While the process of removing car dents is easy, sometimes it can…

Car Doesn’t Dodge, Gets Rammed

Car Doesn’t Dodge, Gets Rammed

There are a few things you just don’t do: You don’t pull…

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