Tesla Plucks Volvo’s Interior Boss and a WRC Yaris Catches Air: The Evening Rush
Plus, super comfortable underwear from SAXX.
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Volvo interior engineering boss Anders Bell has been plucked up by Tesla to help them with their less-than-fancy interiors. Critics have expressed disdain over Tesla's interiors in the past, and the California-based manufacturer is looking to fix that. Having started his career fresh out of Halmstad College’s engineering program in 1998, Bell has been a huge asset for Volvo' it will be interesting to see how the company is affected in the coming years.
Who doesn’t like seeing a car get airborne? This week a YouTuber captured Finnish rally driver Jari-Matti Latvala ripping down snow-covered trails and catching air in the pint-sized Toyota Yaris WRC rally car. Powered by a 1.6-liter inline-four cylinder making 380 horsepower, Toyota is really coming in hot after a 17-year hiatus from World Rally Cross.
This is may be the only time I will say I am thankful for traffic, but NYPD Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller makes it sound pretty appealing right now. Miller said the heavily-congested roadways of NYC make it very difficult for potential truck-based attacked to do the same kind of damage we saw in Germany this week. That being said, the NYPD is working overtime to make sure the public remains safe during the holiday season.
You can now print that fabulous selfie of you and your friends directly from your iPhone. Rather than emailing them to a third party, Prynt is a device a little larger than your conventional phone case and it quickly prints out up to 10 photos at a time. This handy (get it, because it’s handheld?) device can be yours for $129.99.
Grabbing a solid pair of underwear is easily one of the best little victories you can score Fortunately SAXX wants you to ride that train forever with their Platinum Box Fly—high-quality boxer-briefs made of the perfect blend of modal and Spandex.
Finding the right winter jacket can be hard, frustrating, and often overwhelming. Let me point you in the right direction by suggesting Stio’s Shot 7 Down Jacket. Testing and designed in Jackson, Wyoming, this jacket well proudly serve as your best friend through the colder months. Using HyperDRY™ water repellent down, the Shot 7 will keep you dry and won’t get gnarly over time. Plus, the high-tech jacket remains breathable for those sudden bursts of warm weather you may encounter in the later months of winter.
If you aren’t into the whole scarf scene, then a neck warmer may be more your speed. Fortunately, Ball & Buck has come out with a Camo Neck Warmer lined with Polartech Powder Dry fabric to keep you toasty and comfortable all winter long.