(Note absurdly-large 20-inch wheels, you know, for “luxury.”)
Sometimes I just don’t know…
Toyota Prius drivers have been the worst in town for the longest time now, but 2013 is bringing a change.
Take this driver for instance. Repeated lane changes allowed her the ability to totally tailgate an unsuspecting Prius driver.
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This isn’t such a great crime but it’s about the fifth or sixth bad thing she did in a mile or so.
Let’s see if Tesla driver behavior can beat the bad accident and police ticketing rate of the Prius driver…
On McAllister Street near Alamo Square in the Western Addition, June 20, 2013:
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The sad thing was that on this block there was a ton of people waiting for San Francisco’s incompetent bus service, MUNI. (It’s the slowest big city transit system in the history of America.)
And here it is, from a little while back, the current generation Google Maps Car. (A Subaru, judging by the Pleiades icon on the nose – for some reason, Google stripped the badges from the rear of these cars.) Are there cameras and SICK laser range finders and WiFi detectors and whatnot on top of this Subie? Who knows…
And here’s what these rides looked like before they got wrapped:
And this was the first generation Map Car, seen getting busted by the Federal popo in the Presidio.
I’ve heard contradictory stories (so that’s four people promoting two completely different narratives) on why this particular Googler got busted, or not busted as the case may be. Oh well. Did the Presidio Trust tell Google to get a permit? And did Google ignore that request? Don’t know.
And of course, don’t forget about the Google Bus:
And the Google Bikes:
And the Google office:
And the Google Kitchen – it’s just like a 7-11 except shoplifting is encouraged:
And here’s the concomitant G-Toilet – it costs $700, it has over 20 buttons for its full operation, it’s made in Japan:
So that’s Google’s world.
Now, there are a lot of counterfeit Google Map Cars out there as well:
Accept No Substitutes.
Bon Courage, Googlers!
I’m not finished yet.
Look at this official Bay Area Air Quality Management District staff car. What powers it? Gasoline. Evil, evil gasoline.
Now let’s leave aside the half-assed parking job directly in front of the latest Polk Great Streets Complete Streets “Improvement” Meeting. Oh wait, let’s not. Parallel parking involves being parallel, right? Work on that, BAAQMD. And should you have left your ass hanging over the official SFMTA red zone? Have you no respect for The Law, BAAQMD?
Hey BAAQMD, where’d you come from to get to the corner of Bush and Polk? Tell me and I’ll then tell you which crappy SFMTA bus line you all could have used to get to the meeting. I myself came up Sutter from the office ’cause it’s relatively flat. See? I’m loaded with info!
Conveniently using one of the many parking spaces it wants to eliminate in the Polk Corridor. Let’s call this shot The High Cost of Free Parking:
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Hey BAAQMD! Do you pay the meters when you park you gasoline-powered cars about town on the weekends? I think we had a big deal about this issue just last year, right? Oh no, you just leave the meter flashing EXPIRED EXPIRED while you tend to your bidness for hours? OK fine.
The BAAQMD isn’t an Air Quality Management program, it’s a jobs program.
It’s a jobs program for the people who work for … the BAAQMD.
Well here’s something new – it’s “iCars” from that horrible Bauer company.
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That was the wind-up, now here’s the pitch:
“ iCars® service is a network of luxury cars, SUV’s and Mercedes Sprinter vans in San Francisco. This network is accessed through a sophisticated mobile application that allows riders to book and pay for on-demand, private and eco-Iuxury transportation service.
iCars® is managed by Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation, leveraging its transportation expertise and quality standards to ensure responsive, safe and superior transportation. iCars® service combines one of the best high-end transportation companies in the USA with the latest mobile technology to improve the ease and experience of on-demand transportation.
What is it? Luxury car service ordered “in the moment” for 1 to 12 passengers—in and around San Francisco, to SFO (San Francisco International Airport)
How to book? Through your smart phone—Apps available for iPhone and Android phones—reserve and pay online”
Hey Gary Bauer! Doesn’t your company(ies) kind of suck?
I think so!
I say that because your Yelp ratings are pretty low even including all those five-star shill reviews. Check it:
What good does social media branding do if your service sucks?
And hey, speaking of Bauer’s social media branding and purported blogger Zennie62 / Zennie Abraham, what’s up with this?
It’s mighty interesting tho.
Hey Gary Bauer! Isn’t a Sprinter van mostly a delivery vehicle? I think so. Do you really consider it a “luxury” vehicle?
Hey Gary Bauer! Why don’t you raise your rates so that you can improve your services so that your customers could be a little happier?