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US NHTSA Expanding Ford Explorer Exhaust Odor Probe To 1.33 Million Vehicles

July 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has moved to expand its probe into reports that exhaust and carbon monoxide leakage into the cabins of Ford Explorer SUVs and those leaks may be linked to numerous car crashes. The expansion is to now encompass 1.33 million vehicles, according to a newly released statement from the regulatory body

Eco-Artist Creates 'Puff' Device to Monitor Car Emissions

November 23rd, 2009 | by Michael Ricciardi

Puff (a car exhaust monitoring device) is attached near the exhaust pipe of your vehicle. Its color changes dynamically, visualizing the amount of pollution your car is producing. Green indicates the lowest rate of pollution, red the highest. Karolina Sobecka, the artist/designer of Puff, explains: In this project, design is used as a strategy to explore the overlap between the material and immaterial worlds and spur discussion on the hidden social and psychological mechanisms behind the cultural use of accessories as 'objects to think with'...Amateur Human (the design project's official name) focuses on the environmental issues since we all are inadvertently becoming more eco-conscious whether we want to or not, and these issues seem both overwhelming and ambiguous

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