When cars are set up with autonomous technology or help to contribute the overall mapping network that we have with some of the vehicles and systems in place the need is to have some information transmitted using the information provided. All this data floating around with the sensors and the intelligent cars on the road could be slowed down with more vehicles on the same network in the future. Because of this, there is a need to make sure data can be delivered in a way that’s more efficient and uses less data than what the sensors offer.
The station wagon you might have seen in the National Lampoons movies or if you’re old enough, have ridden in when you were a kid was not cool at all. This was a large hunk of metal made to allow your family to cruise down the highway and figure out how to get from one place to another. Unless your driver was anything like Clark Griswold this was a car that was everything except an exciting ride on the road. This was a vehicle that was trusted to haul the cargo and the family to where you wanted to go, but it wasn’t fun to drive. Read more
If you want a car that would have been perfect for Mary Poppins to drive, the Bentley Mulsanne would be the one you might choose when you look at it. This car has the opulent look and feel of the large and classy style that you see and the impressive quality that you would want for a woman that garners this much respect. Of course, Mary would have to come with a side that’s a bit dark and devious to really enjoy this car as it can accelerate faster than some high priced sports cars on the road even though this car weighs in at about 6,000 pounds.
The car that you want to drive, the one that you’ve dreamed about more than once, had posters of in your room as a teenager or in your garage, is a car that brings you the joy and the responsibility to see it perform at its best. For many of us, the car we’ve always dreamed about is one that’s part of a bygone era and possibly even a rarity on the market today. When you do find your dream car, there may be more than meets the eye when it comes to what that car represents.
We’ve all had that moment, sitting in traffic or simply waiting at a stoplight, that we see something on another car that makes us scoff or even to call out the ridiculousness of our view to passengers. While the annoyances are the same for everyone (clearly), each driver on the road has at least one car accessory that falls into their “most hated” category. What’s your least favorite?
The recession was a tough time for nearly every American, especially the families who were upside down in mortgages they could no longer afford on houses that weren’t worth a quarter of what they initially cost. However, the general public wasn’t the only group affected by the massive downturn in the economy; many businesses suffered as well. The automotive industry was one of the hardest hit in the recession of 2008, and many of the common American manufacturers found themselves in the pickle of taking a bailout, or closing their doors forever.
The Volkswagen brand is one that has been admired and respected for several decades and they have had an intuitive way of offering us more of what we want on the market for several years. We love the sedan and hatchbacks offered and even admire the SUVs that have made their way to the market. Recently Volkswagen has announced the want to expand their SUV offerings in the US. This makes perfect sense because the SUV market was the best-selling segment last year, but a recent announcement may leave us scratching our collective heads a bit.
For many years the diesel engine was thought of as reserved for trucks, especially semi-trucks as they trudge along bringing huge trailers loaded with materials to their destinations. At some point automakers started putting diesel engines into smaller passenger vehicles which meant more of us could begin to learn how this type of fuel worked. The diesel engine was originally thought of as a dirty engine that was used only for hauling and carrying but the tradeoff was a huge amount of pollutants in the air. As the diesel made it into passenger cars the only concern was whether or not this engine burned clean enough.
Whether you think a copycat of something else is annoying or want to find out if the new version is actually better than the previous one the curiosity might get the better of you. Think about it, how many Spider-Man movies have we had, how many times can they remake Batman and do we really need more Star Wars? Movies aren’t the only place where we see things copied in an effort to have more technology than before. Even the more powerful versions of the cars we love have been repeated and copied over time.
When you’re ready to head out on the road and want to explore the country you need to make sure your vehicle is prepared for the road trip you have in mind. If your vehicle breaks down close to home you most likely have family and friends that can help you out, but if you end up miles from home you’re going to have a problem. The best way you can make sure your vehicle won’t fail you on the road is to make sure you have checked everything and done the maintenance needed to make sure your car is ready to head out on the road.