Fuel Economy and the Auto Industry

04/12/2024 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger To reduce gas consumption, on January 2, 1974, U.S. President Richard Nixon lowered the speed limit on American roads to 55 miles an hour. Given that vehicles at the time consumed upwards of 17.4 litres/100 km, this gas saving measure had its […] See more

The Beginnings of the Automobile

04/05/2024 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger In the beginning, the car company started by Henry Ford had as its aim to bring the automobile to the rural population. By 1920 this objective had been realized. Were auto manufacturers content with achieving this? By no means. Expansion is a […] See more

The Mother of Arborescence

03/01/2024 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger The interview takes place on a hands-free telephone, in front of the young people from the center and the parents present. Milaine Brousseau Ouellette, who has two children, operated a daycare at her home. She let the kids play outside all the […] See more

Why Electric Cars Came So Late

02/02/2024 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger Over a century ago, the enterprise created by Henry Ford had as its aim to motorize the rural population. This objective was achieved in the 1920s. Were automobile manufacturers content to rest on their laurels once this occurred? Certainly not. Expansion is […] See more

Women and Love Throughout the Ages

11/06/2023 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger The French dictionary is an imposing tome, a great philosophical treatise. We can meditate on the given definition of a word and use it, with confidence, in a coherent context. By knowing a precise definition, we can make a word vibrate with […] See more

Suicidal Cyclists and Pedestrians

11/03/2023 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger The relationship between automobile drivers, cyclists and pedestrians has changed greatly over the last few years. In the previous century, the road belonged to vehicles. A pedestrian who risked sticking their foot out onto the street did so at their own risk. […] See more

The Little Varenyk

06/06/2023 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger Maria Bilash left her native Ukraine for Paris in 2006. A 48 hour trip by car. There, she enrolled in a French language course, all the while taking care of her children. She found restaurants representing every conceivable nationality (Russian, Japanese, Polish), […] See more