Throughout The Car Industry
Ah, the Dutch! We have them to thank for red light cameras. Good thing they aren’t close by. I don’t think many of us are happy with that invention. Daan Roosegaarde (boy, the Dutch love double letters!) may have an idea to make up for the dreaded cameras.
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I’ve been lucky enough to have never had a flat tire on a roadway. I’ve found my tire flat in my driveway, having run over a nail the day before which produced a slow leak. I came close to a flat while driving only once and that was scary enough. My tire had a small football-shaped bubble on the side which made a funny noise. This caused me to stop to investigate and replace it with my spare. On the way home from my destination the tire exploded in the back of my car. There was no damage but it sounded like a gunshot inside the car, producing some extraordinary emotional discomfort.
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Going on a vacation, even if it is for a long weekend, is something we all live for. If you love classic cars, there is nothing like taking your ride for a ride when you have time off, and the getaway itself is the ultimate payoff.
The Volkswagen Golf is celebrating its 40thbirthday with an updated body style and modern technology. Originally called the Rabbit, the Golf went on sale in Europe in May of 1974 and made its way to the United Statesin December of the same year.
In a few years, all new cars will be required to have rear-view camera systems, based on a recent ruling by the NHTSA. Nissan's getting a head start by showing its new Smart Review Mirror in the US for the first time at this week's New York International Auto Show. Equipped on a Rogue crossover, the dual-mode mirror combines traditional mirror view with an LCD display showing video feed from the camera mounted in back.
Tags: Nissan, New York Auto Show, technology, rearview cameras
When you say “Saleen” around a car nerd, they'll probably think of a feral Mustang, wrapped in an outlandish bodykit. Saleen has been tuning Ford's pony cars for so long, it's hard to imagine the “Saleen” name attached to anything else. But that's about to change, as the legendary tuner launches a new kind of hot rod. One with a plug, and a battery pack, and an outlandish bodykit. Times are changing, and Saleen's changing too. Say hello then, to the Saleen Tesla Model S.
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Ford gives the taxi and shuttle industries an upgrade with its new concept vehicle, the Transit Skyliner; and for many levels of traveler it offers the ultimate in comfortable transportation.
With the world becoming a global market place, car manufacturers sometimes run into problems when they name new vehicles. It’s hard to take all the various languages around the world into account every time you have a new product, but every now and then not doing the research could cost sales.
Workers at two Fiat factories in Italy recently got a surprise when they returned to their foreign-made vehicles after the day’s work. They found them wrapped in plastic on which was emblazoned a broken heart with the message, “Seeing you with someone else breaks my heart, but we’re still thinking of you.”
When I had my first child I was 22 and I weighed less than 100 pounds. Getting from one place to another in my car was quite a feat for me. It required lugging my purse, diaper bag, infant seat/ car seat, and my son to my vehicle and then, once at my destination, lugging all of it out again. It was cumbersome and heavy. I hate to think what a spectacle I made in the process.
The state of Michigan has always been the cradle of the American automotive industry, and there are some great destinations in the state if you like classic cars. One of them is the Gilmore Car Museum, which is located in Hickory Corners.
Tags: Gilmore Car Museum, classic car museums, automotive history, Locomobile, car mascots