CNET: Nerd out on Porsche’s extensive color catalog with the Rennbow wiki. “The only thing longer than Porsche’s exhaustive options list is its catalog of colors. From mass-market monochromatic options to one-off, paint-to-sample creations, Porsche’s colorful history is one of the most vibrant. That’s why the Porsche Club of America has created Rennbow, which launches Tuesday.”
Forbes: NASCAR Partners With Amazon Web Services To Move 500,000 Hours Of Historical Video To The Cloud. “Racing body NASCAR has entered into a multi-year agreement with Amazon Web Services to move their historical video content into the cloud. The partnership will see AWS use cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate indexing and tagging of digital content that would otherwise take thousands of man hours to do manually.”
Motoring Research: Gordon Murray’s online museum is virtually brilliant. “Warning: if you intend to immerse yourself in the virtual world of Gordon Murray’s online exhibition, a lunch-hour won’t be enough. Tell your boss you need to spend the afternoon researching. Or something. The One Formula exhibition is an internet-based museum, allowing visitors to ‘wander’ (and wonder) through 50 years of Gordon Murray’s work. It’s free to enter and there are no queues.” Gordan Murray designs Formula One race cars. You can learn more about him at https://www.gordonmurraydesign.com/en/.
Asian Image: First ever photo archive of Asian Women and their cars to be launched. “Artist Dawinder Bansal is celebrating ‘Asian Women and Cars’ in the first ever photo archive of South Asian women and their cars. Asian Women & Cars: The Road to Independence is a brand new art installation and film about the first generation of South Asian women who learned to drive in the UK.” The site appears to be VERY new and there isn’t much content yet.
Government Technology: States Contribute Images for 270K Miles of Roads to Database. “Hundreds of thousands of miles of roadways in Arizona and a number of other states are part of a growing network of images detailing guardrails, street-signage, striping and other features central to understanding and improving highway safety.”
Curbed Chicago: Chicago first city to publish data on ride-hailing trips, drivers, and vehicles. “Ride-hailing apps have changed the way cities work and now Chicago is allowing the public to take a closer look at those effects. The published datasets include information about Uber, Lyft and Via trips—even listing how much drivers were tipped.”
Car and Driver: Volvo Is Sharing 50 Years of Accident and Safety Analysis with Other Automakers—and You. “Volvo won’t actually be sharing the data that it has collected over the years—no one else would know what to do with it, the company says. Instead, it is releasing more than 100 research papers in an online database, and anyone can access them, not just other car companies.”