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Amazing gas pumping robots

February 28th, 2008

Dutch inventors recently unveiled the world’s first automated car refueling robot, the TankPitstop. Just drive up next to it and it will fill your car’s gas tank and collect payment – almost like a traditional gas station attendant but this is certainly much cooler.

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Some car owners might understandably feel uncomfortable about letting the cold metal arm of the robot touch their nice shiny cars. What if the robot punches a hole in the wrong spot and fills your car trunk with gasoline? That would be a total disaster, right? But the makers of TankPitstop say that the machine is equipped with multiple sensors and a big database that allows it to identify and handle 80% of cars correctly.

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What side of your car is your gas tank located?

January 19th, 2008

It doesn’t matter how long you have been driving… but I am sure you do not know this trick. The little gas pump icon that denotes the fuel gauge on your car’s dashboard has really interesting hidden meaning, and it’s really useful too!

Before we go further, one quick question first; what side of your car is your gas tank located? If you are anything like me, you probably can’t remember right away. My solution is to uncomfortably stick my head out the window, strain my neck and look. If you don’t do this in your own car you are most certainly have done it in a borrowed or rental car. Right or not?

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