Shouldn’t someone be working on this, this double-coach configuration for truck chassis rear-bodies that harks back to how passengers travelled in train cabins with front- and rear-facing couches? Not a radical thing, not rocket science, a double-coach configuration simply takes the commonplace jeepney-type benches on trucks’ passenger rear bodies, bisects the front and rear halves … Continue reading Front/rear facing seats bring efficient and safer seating on jeepney-type rear bodies
The GrabTrike option on the Grab app could serve as your online resource for holding tricycles to the fare matrix that’s probably posted for public reference but only in locations familiar to locals. Regulated by local government units, tricycle fares are intended to be fair. That’s a given. But with no easy access, no quick … Continue reading Why GrabTrike is a good thing even if you don’t actually use it
Test drives define the motoring news beat, and credentials for these are earned from each and every carmaker, separately. Access isn’t granted wholesale but comes only after being vetted by individual vendors, one by one, case to case. While having credentials from other brands does help in getting new ones, there’s no protocol that makes … Continue reading CAGI shows character
Go beyond city limits and your taxicab go-anywhere option becomes the tricycle. They're at the top of the food chain in the rural transport system. So you'd think they'd have more headroom for passengers. But, alas, the trend seems to be for lower, sleeker, claustrophobic sidecars.
People’s appetites for stories are at their highest, and yet circulation numbers are dropping across the board. Picture a magazine with all the pages torn out and grabbed at by millions. Now stay focused on that image as you once again hear the platitude “it’s all about content.” What it means is that people are … Continue reading Quality Reporting From the Old Guard
There I was, riding shotgun in a car that had entered a terminal skid. When the trees and brush were flashing sideways in our headlights, just when we felt the front tires hit the ditch and explode, I remember thinking, “oh crap, this is gonna hurt!” The next instant, someone slapped my face, and that … Continue reading Colored Powder for Airbags