We wake up everyday blind to the oxygen that we breathe in and yes blind to what we Inhale everyday. For years now our lungs have been exposed and yet we don’t understand the effects of it . Emissions from cars are always adding to our pollution issue and yet we have not done really anything to make it better . Were stuck in a bad spot and yet we must get out of this issue by stopping the rise of pollution . Pollution causes effects everywhere , have it be in rivers and lakes or in the air . Both cause dramatic changes to the environment and cause underlying diseases . “Poor air quality increases respiratory ailments like asthma and bronchitis , heightens the risk of life threatening conditions like cancer , and burdens our healthcare system with substantial medical cost , Particulate matter is single handedly responsible for up to 30″,000 premature deaths each year .” states the (Union of concerned scientist.)
There are many ways we can fix this issue but it’s only a matter of time before it’s too late and we spend too long trying to pop this bubble of suffocation. The steps we need to take towards this goal of stopping pollution will take long and be very tedious . Now world wide some countries have been taking some steps towards ending pollution but it hasn’t really had any real impact the world itself as it will take commitment from everyone .Companies like tesla , toyota and volvo have already put the time and effort to build all electric or hybrid vehicles . Moves like this have helped “Over 1 million electric cars were sold in 2017 – a new record – with more than half of global sales in China.” as the International Energy Agency states. But still gas cars are still being the main issue due to high trade and sell demands and affordability . And yet as a car guy myself good deals on good cars is the best thing that anyone could have especially for motor heads . Just like on websites like autotempest , or carfax or even let go , cars that would never have thought of buying are now worth what small sedans are . And this isn’t gonna help this pollution issue . Because of this technology isn’t gonna save the day cause people are going to have older car models that burn more fuel less efficiently . So the idea of using less harmful fuels like gas are already being tested by use of school buses and certain car models throughout the world . In
Amsterdam they use hydrogen based fuel and natural gas to power some models of their cars .This gas is used to power a battery cell to put power into a car or electric motor . this by itself would have better use from a money standpoint and for efficiency , It would cost just as much to get gasoline but there is going to be no carbon output after its been used . That in itself is a really good step forward into stopping this issue . It’s ideas like these that really get get small steps towards cutting down pollution .. California has been strict and really has been the only state in the U.S to put laws down to stop cat delete and general deletes on car’s exhaust isn’t just for sound but for less pollution sense there state out of allstate has it the most .
“a) No person shall modify the exhaust system of a motor vehicle in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor of the vehicle so that the vehicle is not in compliance with the provisions of Section 27150 or exceeds the noise limits established for the type of vehicle in Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 27200). No person shall operate a motor vehicle with an exhaust system so modified.
(b) For the purposes of exhaust systems installed on motor vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of less than 6″,000 pounds, other than motorcycles, a sound level of 95 dbA or less, when tested in accordance with Society of Automotive Engineers Standard J1169 May 1998, complies with this section. Motor vehicle exhaust systems or parts thereof include, but are not limited to, non original exhaust equipment.”
(California Vehicle Code § 27150 – 27153 (2017) The main point of this law is to cut noise but is also built to cut pollution and it may not state it but it makes sense in a fact of any civilian of california must has a cat or muffler . Its a smart idea but this isn’t the only solution we could use that could have even a bigger impact on the end of pollution . Elon Musk has experimented on the idea of having his own boring company to Bore underground tunnels or tracks that move your car at very high speed to quickly get you car from point A to point B . The best part is that he has already dug a mile tunnel under a los angeles street and has been testing it for months now . He has made this tunnel with frustration of traffic , but this could end all pollution by the fact that you car is on tracks and the rims of your wheels are connected to trolleys that lay on the tracks . And so there would be no need for any running engine , This is a win for teslas and for any car in general cause tesla has autopilot and if someone has a regular car it would just take for you to turn the wheel . Elon musk has been making big moves and is only getting bigger and bigger but the real only way to cut out pollution is by just going completely electric . The demand is going to be high but the technology advancements that will ensue for years will help the movement even more. It’s not only tesa who has been producing electric cars , BMW , jaguar and even range rover have been making options for just electric motors for there cars but there’s a twist . Not everyone is going to be able to afford a jaguar , BMW or range rover and even then some people cant even afford teslas. Having a electric car is costly and having a luxury electric car cost even more . So why can’t we afford to produce mid range priced cars other than toyota priuses and smart cars ? Because not everyone is going to like the way certain cars look or what certain packages cars have . Like having 6 seats could be the difference for a car that would have 4 seats or how much MPG a car would have . And even then people are more in need for things like cargo space and heated seats . little things like that can determine if the car is worth its price or if they could get a better price for the same thing from a different company . We can all use these ideas to reduce the dangers of pollution and keep the next 100 of years at least cleaner than what they were before. And yes pollution might possibly never go away but its the act of cutting it down to where it’s more than just barely being healthy or safe is the difference of having sunshine or just having smog and dark clouds for a very long time . And it will take real commitment from industries , car companies and we the people . I’d bet we would all hate it if we smelt car emissions and bio waste for years on end . And so what we could do could be the difference between pollution going down or it just rising up and you should be considering it too. Now it will be long before we could really get a good hand on this issue and yes this is a very difficult issue as in the ideas i’ve written about have been quite basic and pretty reasonable . So I want to give a little bit of what I think is a good and effective solution to shorten this problem . Air labs has been studying this for awhile now and it’s really got my attention . “Imagine a car able to remove all pollution from the air going through the engine bay. A one square meter grill moving at 10 m/s can treat 10 cubic meters per second. To remove pollution from the atmosphere over a 1 km by 1 km area of a city would require 100 million seconds for one car; to do it in an hour would require 30″,000 vehicles with the perfect system running continuously”( Air labs Amelia Strohsnitter – MS OPERATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER And Philip Cunningham – PhD HEAD OF AIRFLOW ENGINEERING). This is really cool and is very effective for what it looks to be . And what would be better is if electric cars had this technology integrated in their models . There would be no air exhaust matter sense it’s an electric powered car and it would clean our air out just for the cause of it . Now if we had this in ou buildings , schools , subways or even factories the problem would decrease immensely . The best part about this that Air labs has been testing and integrating this in london and in germany . Air labs has used this technology in walls and roadways and its been working flawlessly . This company has used technology like the “air bench” That allows people to sit down and literally breath 100% clean air . It filters out through a vacuum and filters Particulate matter and goes right through to open vents . This is good for whoever has COPD or asthma cause pollution can really cause flare ups for both diseases and even cause death for the ones with COPD . It’s a good thought and consideration knowing that as years roll by the skies are going to become dark and hassy or just discolored . And that’s just going to be our faults because we didn’t want to make a commitment . Just like any teenage boy who is afraid to talk to a girl or when we procrastinate to clean a room and days go by and it becomes hard to clean cause it became more of a mess . Its things we all do and things we shouldn’t do . And yet we still do it and who knows what’s going to happen but as long as these ideas from people like elon musk and companies like air labs or state laws like what california has been implementing could create a positive result for the new generation.