Nova show - S48 E03 · Beyond the Elements: Indestructible
They covered a few things. But a couple were vehicle related. One was on tires. They went to Bridgestone/Firestone research center and discussed the science of tires. Also the host took a ride in a specially modified indy car for 2 laps around the Indy raceway with legend driver Mario Andretti (man is he short. No more then 5’4)…but one hell of a driver.
Another part that was vehicle related was they visited Line-X (used in truck bed liners).
Two other parts were on glass and plastics. Also very interesting.
Great show for anyone interested in the science behind these things. And it was fun to watch. The science was brought down to an understanding for us mere mortals.