DETROIT MOTOR SHOW
Detroit has long been the centre of the American car producing sector and the 1928 Art Deco Penobscot Building is the place where they hold the Detroit Motor Show. To walk around this show is an experience which hits you in the face when you see all those Rubber Tyred Wheels. To prepare this show requires mechanical help and the trolley having 2 Fixed Castors and 2 Swivel Castors is well to fore. Inside the car is another Wheel, usually in plastic based material, though occasionally metal, which is of course used to steer the vehicle. But for how long ? The presently collapsing European car market has caused all manufacturers to look further afield for innovation. First these in the continuing push toward electric vehicles or hybrids all running on Rubber Tyred Wheels. Next they have developed a large touch screen. This has voice recognition technology – Siri – So that drivers can answer texts and emails by verbally dictating their response while behind the Wheel. The most advanced element of car design is the development of the driverless car. Already a car can park itself, the Wheels being connected to an electronic device that sensors obstructions and finally turns all Wheels into parking space. Ultimately this may cut down the number of accidents when people are carried into hospital on trolleys with Fixed and Swivel Castors and then retained in bed with high technology Castors.