Hugo Becker

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The Spun Bearing: Once Upon a Car, Connected Drive, and Pure Speculation

Interesting | January 5th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Once Upon a Car I just finished reading Bill Vlasic’s, “Once Upon a Car”, and highly recommend it. It’s a fast paced look at the …

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Editorial: On Tires and Compromise

Featured Posts, Interesting | January 2nd, 2012 by Hugo Becker

The perfect tire would stick to any surface, never go flat, run in any weather, provide plentiful steering feedback, and wear forever. Fat chance we’ll …

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The Spun Bearing: N54 Legal Matters, the i8 Breaks Cover, and Renderings

Interesting | December 29th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

N54 Legal Matters I received a piece of mail yesterday that was a bit interesting. It seems that one legal challenge to the issues with …

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The Spun Bearing: The i8, Saab, and Happy Holidays

Featured Posts, Interesting | December 23rd, 2011 by Hugo Becker

The i8 I made the press launch of the Toyota Prius in 1999. At the time it was a revolutionary car that Toyota was hoping …

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The Spun Bearing: Electric Power Steering (Again?!), Fuel Cells, and BMW Holiday Giveaway

Featured Posts, Interesting | December 16th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

EPS – Again I had to take the ’08 135i in to the dealer for routine service this week and had an opportunity to say …

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Tech Analysis: BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

6 Series Gran Coupe | December 11th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

BMW’s production process continue to impress. Using a set of drivetrains, suspension hard points, and suite of electronics, BMW has managed to produce a set of variegated …

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The Spun Bearing: Selling Engines, Dodge Dart, and the Dreaded V6

Interesting | December 8th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Selling Engines BMW has announced the sale of engines to a number of companies in the recent past. First Carbon Motors, building police cars, agreed …

The Spun Bearing: Snow Tires, Batteries, and Top Gear

Featured Posts, Interesting | December 2nd, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Snow Tires I waited as long as I could, but finally the temps had dropped enough that the summer compound Contis were beginning to act …

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The Spun Bearing: Securing the High Ground, Hub Motors, and Smartphones vs Cars

Featured Posts, Interesting | November 24th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Securing the High Ground I’m in the midst of going over material from the Frankfurt Auto Show and press releases to continue coverage of the …

The Spun Bearing: Carbon Fiber, The Limit, and Rotary Engines

Interesting | November 18th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Carbon Fiber With the i3 and i8 gaining more press the last few days it seems appropriate to take a further look at the material forming …

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