Not a subway thing, but well into the '80s, NJ Transit's Morris & Essex line (formerly the Erie-Lackawanna) operated these cars. Electrified service was inaugurated in 1930, with Thomas Edison driving the first train out of Hoboken, but some of the trailer cars dated to 1912. I was a rider right through the conversion… » 2/26/15 8:19am Thursday 8:19am

What I was going to say. How about something that senses the position of the sun and the driver and glides on a track to the right spot? It could probably be smaller because its placement would be more targeted. And it could be designed to accept manual operation if the technology breaks. » 2/25/15 12:34pm Wednesday 12:34pm

Not a car regulation, strictly speaking, and I've ranted about this before: Vapor recovery nozzles on GAS CANS!!! They don't work. probably more environmental damage has been done by spilling gas than whatever these things were supposed to prevent. » 2/18/15 12:15pm 2/18/15 12:15pm