cars have been portrayed as a more male commodity and are frequently seen mostly through ads on television/online/radio.
A technology divide, in my opinion, is the only thing that can genuinely create a world war. It could happen if one of the nuclear powers develops a sense of invulnerability and believes they have acquired technological superiority that allows them to safely annihilate their adversary without fear of retaliation.
While driving, we are more concerned with the events unfolding in front of us than with the mechanical components of our vehicle. And, because the scenery changes so frequently, our lives appear to be dynamic, full of opportunities that have yet to be discovered. It clears your mind, allowing you to observe and comprehend the world in a more realistic manner.