Throughout The Car Industry
FOR SALE – 1969 Chevrolet Corvair, Glacier Blue, all original, 15 miles...Interested? You’ll need to go to Texas to get it, but it’s definitely worth the trip.
Posted In: Auctions, Car News, Classics, Miscellaneous
Tags: chevrolet, corvair, auction, gm
You couldn’t avoid the latest GM recall and the storm of media coverage around it even if you lived under a rock! As the saga unravels in front of our eyes, it’s hard not to wonder what the future will hold for GM. This is, after all, the same company that was already struggling to keep up in the most important class in the industry, the truck market. This isn’t, however, GM’s first rodeo and, to be fair, there isn’t a major auto maker out there that hasn’t had a scandalous recall of some kind... so here’s a look back at GM’s history of recalls.
Is there a car sitting in your driveway or garage? Do you depend on it to get you to work, school, doctor’s appointments and other necessary destinations? Most of us do. We count on the safety and dependability of our vehicles and trust that as long as we take care of them they will take care of us. And where does this trust come from? Manufacturers build it through information provided to us from advertisements and also word of mouth.
Tags: recall, gm, ford, toyota, chrysler, aston martin, gm, mitsubishi
Close your eyes a minute and picture a police officer in his vehicle. He can be sitting on the side of the road manning a speed trap or coming up behind you when you’re going a little too fast. What did you see? I’m betting you saw a generic Crown Victoria sedan with a middle-aged man behind the wheel. It’s time to get that image out of your head.
Posted In: Car News, Miscellaneous, Safety
Tags: ford, crown victoria, explorer, taurus, sedan, suv
If you were ever wondering, those commercials with the stoic guy and the kids sitting around a table hammer home the point: more is better than less. As a classic car lover, a visit to an exhibition would be a lot of fun, but why settle for just one when you can have more.
The new 2014 Chevrolet Sonics are on dealer lots and available for $14,995 for a standard subcompact and $15,595 for a hatchback. Neither of these prices has been increased from the 2013 models. Even without a price hike, however, there are new goodies included, and even more available for a little bit more cash.
No other manufacturer seems to be researching new technologies and publicizing their efforts quite like Volvo. Over the past few months alone, the automaker has detailed its car delivery system and energy-storing body panels. It has also done a lot of work with sensor systems that automote driving and parking. This time, it's turning its sensors inside out, using driver-monitoring technology to increase safety and awareness.
During our current era, you hear the term “multitasking” frequently tossed about. Basically, you are supposed to be able to do more than one thing at once, and this is achieved through multitasking. This sounds like a great deal for people who are paying you to do things, but that's another article for a different blog.
Posted In: Classics, Concept Cars
Tags: Amphicar, weird cars, classics, amphibious automobile, Hanns Trippel,
Technology is heartless. By definition it has to be. Devices are created to perform jobs that are too boring or difficult for the common man to perform. They are helpful in most instances; they can also be frustrating much of the time. More and more, mankind is trusting to technology to keep us safe, healthy, and amused. It is only a matter of time before we have to ask, how much is too much? When should the responsibility fall on human shoulders?
Tags: facial recognition, emotion recognition, road rage
If you follow automotive news you may already know about the huge fiasco at General Motors over faulty ignition switches in 1.37 million vehicles spanning six models and five production years from 2003-2007. This defect has caused more than 10 deaths to date and has spawned investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, two congressional committees, and the US Department of Justice. That’s not GM's only predicament at present though. There are three more recalls in the works which will encompass 1.5 million more vehicles due to a fault in the brake and airbag wiring harnesses.