"Making curved cars wasn't an entirely novel idea — it had just largely gone out of fashion."

And Ford got the trend going for curved cars again

#Driving

Sat, Dec 17th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In this article, VOX looks at why from 1986 onwards, cars went from looking like refrigirators with wheels that were scared of women and aereodynamics, to looking all curvy. Yeah, it was a slow news day for me.

In the decades since, cars have just gotten curvier and curvier. Why the big shift?

It turns out it was largely due to three interrelated factors: European style trends, a government-mandated push for fuel economy, and new technologies that allowed manufacturers to more easily design and create curved shapes.

  1170

 

You may also be interested in:

Self-Driving Car Built in a Month for About $1,000
“They don’t drive like people. They drive like robots.”
The Physics Behind Traffic Jams
To Park or Not to Park
Trucker Pulls Own Tooth, Draws Driving Charge