Combined with Part 1, these are some of the more interesting things I learned this year.
This fantastic data visualization revealed that America's voters are not divided in the exact way you might think.
As for modern-day pickups, it's no wonder the Big Three like making them and are giving up on sedans--the average profit per truck is $17,000!
Last thing with trucks: I couldn't imagine why people were buying the super-expensive ones. In "Why Would Anyone Pay $80,000 for a Pickup Truck?" GMC Design Research provided the explanation.
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In "Here's What Happens When You Don't Design for Disassembly," I learned that the average car has 30,000 parts--but extracting them all for recycling is nearly impossible. Above is a video of them trying.