• Apr 21st 2008 at 6:58AM
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So you're a customs officer in Beijing, and out of the trailer you're inspecting is hauled a... a what? The Japanese people who have accompanied it, who claim to be from Mazda, also claim that it's a concept car. Frankly, it could also be a submarine, or it might eat people -- or it could be an elaborate ruse for hauling drugs or bombs. So the officials at Beijing airport let the dogs out to sniff for, well, probably everything. Finding nothing, the Taiki was allowed to roll on to the Beijing Auto Show. Nothing in there but coffee grounds, sir, just coffee...

[Source: The Tycho]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      The dogs are equipped with micro cameras on their heads so they can provide the Chinese with every angle of the car, thus allowing them to create a perfect replica and brand it as another vehicle.
        • 7 Years Ago
        yeah no kidding. Their blatant piracy is dumbfounding.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is called internal security, something a DHS should be doing inside USA as opposed to invading other countries without any reason. I hope next president would divert funds being wasted in Iraq to to more extensive checks at US airports and other internal place. Let's make this country stronger from inside.

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      Coming back to this concept car, what is Mazda having for breakfast everyday, Ford needs some of it.

      Mazda concepts are awesome.

        • 7 Years Ago
        Or, you could, you know, lock the cockpit door. More than any passenger harassment system devised since, locking the damn door does more for security than anything else.

        Instead of wasting billions on security and war, why not just pump the money into food. Happy people don't blow themselves up.
          • 7 Years Ago
          I actaully disagree, some of those terrorists are doctors and engineers. You are underestimating the power of religious brain washing. It happens to everyone who is religious/believer.

        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes they do. With your plan they would be even chunkier = more meat based shrapnel.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yea and maybe the next president can seal the porous borders too. Wait a minute, none of them want to do that.

      • 7 Years Ago
      just a normal process,what the hell is so funny about it?
      if not dogs,what are u gonna use?YOU??
      • 7 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the guy with the MacBook Air who got held up at some airport.

      These people need to read Engadget and Autoblog lol
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ah! So it's the dogs that have been designing Chinese cars. Well, the ones that are not on the dinner plate that is.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Industrial espionage has never been so easy.
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