Sustaining Automobility is creating content to balance the automotive industry with the environment.
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I attempted to pack everything this blog needs to be into the smallest title possible. What is Automobility? What’s wrong with it, and why does it need to be sustained?

Cars are vital parts of the American life. They’re a heavily criticized necessity in our culture. I think people are correct to criticize cars. They damage living things, and negatively impact the environment. People die when they drive them, they’re expensive, and they break. Cars create as many, or more problems than they solve. However, Americans are heavily dependent on their vehicle. We’re also constantly fascinated with them, and the new innovations. They’re a key aspect in many peoples lives in many different ways.

Automobility is a word to capture past and future trends of the automotive industry. It’s a functional center to orient this discussion around. It can be broken down several different ways:

Auto – The vehicle, cars, autonomous, automatic, self.
Automobile – The historical essence of the car, the automotive industry.
Mobile – Independent, transportable, flexible, movable.
Mobility – Adaptability, freedom, velocity, the future need for cars.

Cars improve on a basic, and fundamental human need: The ability to move and traverse the landscape. Cars are a material projection of the human condition needing motion. They will change over time, but may never go away. As humans, our needs should be integrated with the world we inhabit. To sustain automobility is to continuously revitalize that need, so that it can be properly integrated through our habitable time on earth.

Thank you for reading.

– Colby Haan
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Currently the site is self-funded, and the content is self-generated. Reaching $200 a month will allow me to pay an additional contributor, with an engineering background, to investigate problems, and create additional content part time. 
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I attempted to pack everything this blog needs to be into the smallest title possible. What is Automobility? What’s wrong with it, and why does it need to be sustained?

Cars are vital parts of the American life. They’re a heavily criticized necessity in our culture. I think people are correct to criticize cars. They damage living things, and negatively impact the environment. People die when they drive them, they’re expensive, and they break. Cars create as many, or more problems than they solve. However, Americans are heavily dependent on their vehicle. We’re also constantly fascinated with them, and the new innovations. They’re a key aspect in many peoples lives in many different ways.

Automobility is a word to capture past and future trends of the automotive industry. It’s a functional center to orient this discussion around. It can be broken down several different ways:

Auto – The vehicle, cars, autonomous, automatic, self.
Automobile – The historical essence of the car, the automotive industry.
Mobile – Independent, transportable, flexible, movable.
Mobility – Adaptability, freedom, velocity, the future need for cars.

Cars improve on a basic, and fundamental human need: The ability to move and traverse the landscape. Cars are a material projection of the human condition needing motion. They will change over time, but may never go away. As humans, our needs should be integrated with the world we inhabit. To sustain automobility is to continuously revitalize that need, so that it can be properly integrated through our habitable time on earth.

Thank you for reading.

– Colby Haan

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