There have been shows and movies made that feature a variety of drug trials, some in a humorous way and other a bit tragic. These trials are a way some people have used to make money when they feel desperate and want to participate in trying something new. The companies that offer these drug trials can have a goal and using humans as an experiment is typically the last action that happens before a drug is approved for the public to purchase and doctors to be able to write prescriptions for their patients to help them improve their health.
Volvo has been anything but conventional for many years. Putting their name on the line in the world of vehicle safety Volvo has developed a stellar reputation for leading the automotive world when it comes to keeping you informed and in place in your vehicle. Recently they developed engine technology we hadn’t seen before that gives us vehicles that have both supercharging and turbocharging to give us fuel efficiency and power. Now, a new Volvo S90 sedan emerges onto the scene to fit in the midsized segment, but with more luxury and features than any other midsized sedan.
Volvo has been a company that has turned into a successful reinvention project over the past several years. First of all the company has always been known as one of the safest car companies in the world and has led the way when it comes to safety. The old school of thought about buying a Volvo was an admiration for the safety offered even if the actual look and feel of the vehicle left a lot more to be desired that you would want. The secure feeling has had more of us looking to Volvo for the care of our families than for exciting driving and style.
What changed at Volvo? You remember the Volvo of old which was touted simply as a brand full of safe to drive vehicles even if they were ugly, clunky and devoid of any style. These cars were actually admired not only for their safety but for the fact you could easily add a more powerful engine and still feel safe and secure in these cars was something of a benefit, but as we have evolved in our desires for vehicles, the old style offered by Volvo was passed over for cars that offered more enticing appearances, which meant the brand needed to do something to make a change.
There has been discussion after discussion regarding the possibility and reality of autonomous vehicles and the driving they will provide. If this ever becomes a reality of driving for us, many will love the idea of catching a nap on the way to the office, relaxing after a long day, reading a book or even connecting to social media to stay up to date with friends. There may be many activities you can do while sitting in the front seat when the car doesn’t need to you drive and one of those activities could certainly be watching a video along the route.
International Automotive Shows around the country have inspired and intrigued consumers for the past few months. From crazy concept cars and latest technology to the new vehicle models you can expect to see on the road in a neighborhood near you soon, audiences have been delighted by what they have seen so far. So what can we expect in 2015 for “green” or environmentally friendly technology in our cars and trucks?
BMW is offering their i8 Hybrid Plug-in Powertrain. This sports car has two separate powertrains and can be driven one at a time, or simultaneously. The front wheels are powered by a 96-kilowatt electric motor, while the rear tires are fueled by a turbocharged 231 horsepower gas engine. BMW is also debuting their i3 Rex Range Extender which is a 2 cylinder gas engine that powers a generator to add 80 plus miles to the cars 90 miles of electric range.