Enthusiasts How Human Evolution Explains the Rise of the SUV

18:55  12 january  2018
18:55  12 january  2018 Source:   Road & Track

Mitsubishi Electric unveils Emirai 4 autonomous EV concept for Tokyo

  Mitsubishi Electric unveils Emirai 4 autonomous EV concept for Tokyo It's billed as a "Smart Mobility Concept Car."The Emirai 4 is electric, and can switch between normal and autonomous driving. It has a head-up display that uses augmented reality, powered by high-accuracy 3D mapping and positioning tech, to emphasize lane markings, making them more visible at night or in lousy weather. A central display is equipped with a sliding knob that can be assigned various functions, and is intended to help the driver keep their eyes on the road.

Or, how pareidolia killed the passenger car. The human preference for faces on automobiles goes a long way towards explaining the rise of SUVs and crossovers in the '90s.

Jeremy Clarkson Badly Attempts Gymkhana. 4. Seven of the Best-Sounding Rally Cars. 5. Genesis Is Working on a Real Two-Seat Sports Car. How Human Evolution Explains the Rise of the SUV . Or, how pareidolia killed the passenger car.

Or, how pareidolia killed the passenger car.: How Human Evolution Explains the Rise of the SUV© Ford How Human Evolution Explains the Rise of the SUV

Do you suffer from pareidolia? Don’t bother to look it up - I’ll perform the diagnosis right now, over the Internet. Yep, you definitely test positive for pareidolia. So what is it? Why, it’s the very human tendency to see faces where no actual face exists. In clouds, in the moon, in shadows - and, of course, on the front of automobiles.

Video: Byton unveiled its futuristic electric SUV concept at CES 2018 (provided by Autoblog)

Mitsubishi reportedly plans to spend billions to get back in the game

  Mitsubishi reportedly plans to spend billions to get back in the game Plans include electrification and a move into China and Indonesia.The Nikkei newspaper said the new plan calls for spending 5 percent of annual sales on equipment and the same proportion on R&D.

QUESTION: How do scientists explain the evolution of the human brain? ANSWER Scientists explain the apparent change and diversity of most biological systems through naturalistic evolution .

blog 'staceyphillips.blogdetik.com' is not exists. An Inquiry Concerning the Rise and Progress

The state trooper's Dodge Charger filling your mirror? That’s an angry face. The NC-generation Miata parked in your neighbor’s driveway? It’s so happy to see you, it can barely contain itself. The quad-round-lamp full-sized GM cars of the '70s looked vaguely confused - and in 1976 when they got quad-rectangular headlamps thanks to new DOT regulations, most of them exchanged confusion for peevishness or aloof superiority.

Research

Research

Why do human beings experience pareidolia? Is it universal? And does it just maybe, possibly, explain one of the hardest-to-understand shifts in the automotive market over the past few decades? Let’s find out.

Start with this: You have pareidolia because at one point or another it probably saved the lives of one or more of your distant ancestors. In the thousands of years before agricultural civilization, when human beings lived in uneasy coexistence with alpha predators like tigers, bears and wolves, the ability to distinguish an animal face in a forest might have been the difference between life and death. The early human who saw the face and ran would live; the one whose imagination didn’t immediately construct a face from a few shadowy clues ended up as some creature’s dinner.

Reimagining Evo: Mitsubishi Shows e-Evolution Concept in Tokyo

  Reimagining Evo: Mitsubishi Shows e-Evolution Concept in Tokyo Remember Mitsubishi? Remember the Lancer Evo boy racer of Gran Turismo and Paul Walker’s ride in 2 Fast 2 Furious? With a gap in new product launches and the falsified fuel economy data scandal that threatened the Japanese company’s viability and future, the brand had fallen off the radar of many customers. But here atWith a gap in new product launches and the falsified fuel economy data scandal that threatened the Japanese company's viability and future, the brand had fallen off the radar of many customers.

blog 'williamgreene.blogdetik.com' is not exists. The Human Comedy eBook.

blog 'garyvazquez.blogdetik.com' is not exists. A-Z Illustrated Encyclopaedia of the Human Body eBook.

Once humans started living in close contact with strangers, the ability to rapidly discern emotions and intent from a face became especially useful. Is the person walking towards you a friend, a beggar, or a robber? What about the beauty over there in the corner of your tribe’s tent - interested in you, or just daydreaming about something? In each case, the people who could better “read” faces tended to survive and reproduce more often than the ones who did not.

Yep, you definitely test positive for pareidolia.

The Wikipedia entry for pareidolia offers a fascinating array of stones and natural features that have become famous over time for having “faces.” Needless to say, if we can distinguish a face in a weather-worn rock formation, we can obviously distinguish it in a manufactured product. It doesn’t matter if you grew up around those objects or not. When scientists visited an isolated tribe in Ethiopia and showed its members pictures of modern automobiles, the tribespeople immediately identified faces in the cars, even though they had no previous experience with anything like a motor vehicle.

The 8 Coolest Design Elements At The Tokyo Motor Show

  The 8 Coolest Design Elements At The Tokyo Motor Show Reminding us, once again, that not all cars must look the same.See more news from the Tokyo Motor Show

blog 'jeffhernandez.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Co-Dependence - Healing the Human Condition eBook.

What's the Big Idea? The emergence of freewill in the human species is a result of evolution , not a brute fact. The most recently evolved parts of the human brain have an extensive mechanism for overriding those impulses

It’s been shown that people prefer “faces” in their cars, which may help to explain why virtually every successful automotive design since the 1920s features two “eyes” and a central “mouth.” We tend to distrust cars that have no real face, and that's particularly true of people who are not automotive enthusiasts. You and I might find a hidden-headlamp Corvette or Miata quite striking, but the average citizen is reassured by a visible face.

a car parked on the side of a road: How Human Evolution Explains the Rise of the SUV© Infiniti How Human Evolution Explains the Rise of the SUV

Attempts to do away with faces on cars, or to modify them past the limits of immediate pareidolia recognition, usually meet with failure. Infiniti debuted the 1990 Q45 (shown above) without a grille, then hastily rectified the error. The 1996 Ford Taurus, discussed recently in these pages, underwent two separate procedures in four years to make its “face” look more human and less unpleasantly piscine. Not everybody is thrilled with the recent redesign of the Tesla Model S; its (fake) grille is almost nonexistent and we associate the grille of a car with the mouth.

Driving the Rarest and Most Furious Ford

  Driving the Rarest and Most Furious Ford Of the two hundred RS200s Ford UK has built, twenty four were converted into RS200 Evolutions. And only four were used as factory race cars. This is one of them.Ford's Kevlar-bodied mid-engined monster is powered by a 1.8 Cosworth BDS engine that was good for 500 horsepower when new. Today, the same engine produces more than that. Not just in the 24+ Evolution versions, but also in one of the just four works cars Ford had time to race before it all went wrong for Group B.

blog 'robertkehayas.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Hilary Duff: Her Story and Her Rise to Fame eBook.

blog 'vickiroberts.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Evolution And The Origin Of Life epub pdf txt.

Nissan’s Juke and the most recent Jeep Cherokee both suffer from a bit of facial-recognition uncertainty: Exactly where are the eyes? It’s rare to hear any car with vertical-stack headlights praised as beautiful, whether it’s the 1977 Monte Carlo or the 2017 Escalade. The Bentley Mulsanne has bothered me from the moment I first saw it at an auto show. Is it confused? Surprised? Cross-eyed?

a close up of a car: Mulsanne Speed - Julep - 04.JPG© Bentley Mulsanne Speed - Julep - 04.JPG

The human preference for faces on automobiles goes a long way towards explaining the rise of SUVs and crossovers in the '90s. Many passenger cars of the time were styled in imitation of the semi-faceless 1984 Audi 5000. They had low noses, headlights that bordered on the non-existent, and vacuous bottom-feeding intake “mouths” molded into the front bumper. Done right, it was the 1989 Accord; done wrong, it was the first-generation Chevy Lumina. In no case did the “faces” look particularly strong, confident, or interesting.

The trucks and early crossovers didn’t need to worry about aerodynamic considerations, so they all featured big, expressive faces. The Explorer, the 4-Runner, the XJ Cherokee: These were vehicles with simple, easy-to-read countenances, just like the '70s family car best-sellers before them. Given the choice, droves of buyers abandoned faceless vehicles for ones that offered some consolation for the pareidolic impulse.

Model T to Modern Mercedes: Testing the Evolution of Headlights from 1916 to 2018

  Model T to Modern Mercedes: Testing the Evolution of Headlights from 1916 to 2018 Model T to Modern Mercedes: Testing the Evolution of Headlights from 1916 to 2018 Lux quantifies the intensity of light as perceived by the human eye. City streets are typically illuminated to about 10 lux at night while the lights in a living room are roughly equivalent to 50 lux. An overcast day is usually around 1000 lux.

blog 'abimaelgreen.blogdetik.com' is not exists. The Rise : Fly Tying Journal ebook by Michael Sajdak.

Human evolution video (Sickle Cell Anemia).

Laugh if you want at my theory, but it explains a lot. Why did customers feel such strong attachment to vehicles that were often nothing more than compact pickup trucks from the previous decade with a cap welded on? Why were people willing to pay more for a vinyl-interior Ford Explorer than they were for a loaded Crown Victoria? Why did Honda rebadge the Isuzu Rodeo as the Passport, and in doing so put two decades of hard-earned reliability reputation at immediate risk?

You can say it was the “command driving position,” you can say it was cargo space, you can say it was just keeping up with the Joneses. I say that it was pareidolia, plain and simple. American customers might have liked the song “Eyes Without a Face,” but they didn’t want a car that matched the description.

Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe I’m seeing a pattern that doesn’t exist, or an explanation that simply isn’t real. Maybe I’m just seeing the equivalent of a shadowy set of features in the jungle primeval, warning me and everybody else: If a car is going to be successful, then it, like Prufrock, must prepare a face to meet the faces it will meet.

F1 Driver Explains How Halo Impacts Visibility .
Swedish driver Stefan Johansson shares his thoughts on how the halo affects driver visibility.In order to see just how much the halo impinges on vision, CXC Simulations enlisted the help of Stefan Johansson, a Swedish former F1 driver who spent nearly a decade in the sport driving for Ferrari, McLaren, and other teams in the 1980s and 1990s. CXC gave Johansson a virtual reality headset synced to a simulator rig, and asked him to drive around in a 2018 F1 car equipped with the halo.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!