A disturbing news item from USA Today via Yahoo News:

As Americans grow heftier, automakers are making seats wider, adding more space to interiors and using bigger virtual mannequins to help design vehicles. Domestic automakers say they already had seats for increasingly rotund motorists. Now foreign brands are catching up.

Perhaps, instead, we should be pumping out cars that run on pedal or foot-power, like the fine model pictured here.

(Originally posted at the Contemporary Nomad)