Todays smart auto washes have to accommodate all shapes and sizes of vehicles. Customers coming to the Shining Star Car Wash all expect the same great experience – a state of the art finish cleaning, protectant applications and a super shine in just a few minutes.
So, we also enjoy having a look at what’s coming out in the new auto market and think about how our technology will adapt for it, like the Tesla electric vehicle that we’ve been putting a shine on at our wash for a few years already.
When the 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup truck came out last September, it impressed with its design, range, and capability. Besides looking quite different from any pickup truck on the market today, the Rivian R1T has a ton of storage space provided by its 4.5-foot bed, its frunk, its in-bed trunk, and its gear tunnel. The latter storage compartment is located under the rear seat and accessible from small drop-down panels located between the rear doors and the rear wheels on either side of the bed. During the recent Trans-America Trail (TAT) road trip with the 2022 Rivian R1T, the MotorTrend team had ample time to see how much stuff actually fits into the gear tunnel, and—spoiler alert—we discovered it’s a hugely beneficial feature.