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Cars are built with all kinds of interesting ergonomic and technical advances including central locking, heated seats, built-in ashtrays, cup-holders etc.
However houses tend to still have manual locking of every door and window, and are built from bits of wood and aggregate in a rather primitive
19th century way, and their furnishings are rather passive standalone tables, chairs, etc.
Houses tend to last rather a long time, but cars tend to be discarded after only a few years or decades.
Proposed is that car manufacturers and house builders / fitters combine, so that when the car has finished its service life, its internal fittings can be stripped out and used to furnish and fit out houses.
Now your house can have central locking, electric rear windows, and little compartments in the floor where you can stuff empty crisp packets.
||I knew a guy who lost a bunch of money trying to
make his vision of modular car speaker components
a reality. Specifically, he tried to make a company
around getting car manufacturers to have a
standardized speaker interface which his company
would build parts for. There were many problems
with this idea. I don't know where he is now, but have
a [+] for a better way to manage the empty crisp
packets on my floor, also because this is a much
better idea than "cash for clunkers".
||Bring your drink, we'll go up into the cantilevered limousine deck.
||//built from bits of wood and aggregate in a rather
primitive 19th century way,//
||That is disappointing isn't it? Cars are tremendous value
when you break down the features. Lots of things are
standard in cars that you would think housing would have
implemented years ago. In my car? A filtered, integrated
HVAC system that can switch air supply at the touch of a
button and can create multiple zones within what is
essentially one tiny room. In my house? Recirculation
only, no fresh air for you. Multiple zones? Well, the room
that gets all the sun is warmer, whether you like it or
not. Car: electrically heated seats adjustible in all
directions. House: no adjustment, get a cushion and a
||Your car AC system could easily handle your house's
load, if the condenser had sufficient airflow through
||//Your car AC system could easily handle your house's load, if
the condenser had sufficient airflow through it//
||So if I put the oven on, I should ensure airflow by maintaining
a steady 60mph on the highway?
||That doesn't seem right to me. High or low airflow it takes energy to cool the air, and the car's AC can only cool so much air per minute regardless of the flow.
||The alternators are going to be under powered.Although, with better passivity, 12 or 24V systems might be a go. Washing is still going to be a load, without mechanically linked combustion.