Posts Tagged ‘toyota’

Troubled Anthony Levandowski’s PRIBOT Prius, Last Seen Banged Up in the Western Addition Six Years Ago

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Was reading this…

Fury Road: Did Uber Steal the Driverless Future From Google? Inside the vicious patent fight over self-driving technology. By Max Chafkin and Mark Bergen

…and that reminded me of this, the last time I saw PRIBOT, the ur-car, left forgotten on the mean Streets of San Francisco:

Poor Pribot!

In closing:

“He’s an asshole, but he’s our asshole.”

 

Virginia might be “FOR LOVERS,” But Frisco is for CAR BREAKER INNERS, as This Mission Newcomer Will Soon Discover

Monday, March 13th, 2017

The owner of this ride drove all the way across ‘Muricah, with love, only to arrive en la Mision to go broken into:

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Things are different here.

Oh well.

Funny, This Toyota Doesn’t _Look_ JEWISH

Friday, February 24th, 2017

And yet here we are:

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The Most Common Sighting in Nighttime Frisco is a Toyota Prius Going About Without Its Lights Own – WHY WHY WHY?

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Now you see them….

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…and now you don’t:

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IDK, man. The brake lights on Priuses work without any effort on behalf of today’s overtaxed drivers, so why don’t the headlights and taillights work like automatically? I mean the phone(s) inside this ride certainly know when it’s nighttime, so why not the much more expensive car as well?

What’s that, you don’t want Toyota to miss out on “upselling” the “luxury” of automatic headlights?

OK fine. But Prius drivers already need extra help, right? And what with the Lyft and the UBER these days, all those drivers from Modesto and whatnot, they need help too.

Right?

“FORN OIL – let ’em keep it”

Friday, December 16th, 2016

An aspirational message from somebody who still uses at least a bit of that foreign oil:

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I guess this is a pro-fracking sentiment…

Prius C vs. the Western Addition: NOTHING OF VALUE

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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Toyota Prius Driver Basically Drives Backwards on Fell in order to Make a Left on Masonic

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

IDK, man, you can get away with this at around 10:00 PM or so, but the proper way to handle things during rush hour is to exit the Chevron on Masonic. Otherwise you end up blocking traffic for a minute or so, and you have all the concomitant honking ‘n stuff. JMO

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Let’s hope this Prius driver sees the mistake here…

How to Spot an Uber Lyft Taxi in Frisco

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

1. Erratic driving

2. Toyota Prius

3. Inappropriate double parking – I know it when I see it. You will too after you drive around town for a couple weeks.

4 Trade Dress – you can sort of see it here, a backwards “C,” or an U for Uber, or anything pink for Lyft

5. License plate holder from out of town

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Those are the basics.

Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell-Car Spotted in the Wild

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

This is the second Toyota Mirai hydrogen car I’ve ever seen (unless it’s the first and it’s the same ride I saw inside the dealership on Geary last year):

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Anyway, these vehicles are out on the streets of San Francisco now, that’s the update…

An Up-Close View of the Prius-Killing Tree of Clement Street

Friday, August 12th, 2016

This attack from a few months back…

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…came from this tree, which still shows where it broke apart:

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Beware beware…