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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.
When you think of the origin of the term “pony car,” you are obviously going to think about the Ford Mustang. A mustang is a wild horse, a pony that is free, fast, and independent... a perfect marketing image.
Usually a Nissan sedan concept car wouldn't be interesting enough to intrigue us more than a month before its debut. But Nissan has been on a role of wildly styled concepts of late, not least of which is the recent Bladeglider, a triangular, electric arrow that totally rethinks what a car is all about. While the concept Nissan has planned for the upcoming Beijing Auto Show doesn't look quite that radical, it does appear to have some flair of its own.
Posted In: Auto Shows, Concept Cars
Tags: Nissan, sedan, concept cars, Beijing Auto Show, debuts
If you love classic cars you probably like to take road trips. And when it comes to road trips, how can you top fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada? Yeah I know, I know, there is the Hunter S. Thompson variety road trip to Vegas, and, I must admit, I've been on a few of those during my misspent youth. However, you can cruise to Vegas from a number of different directions these days without dodging any imaginary bats.
Week after week, my heart breaks for my fellow collector car owners who fall victim to car theft. It seems like every time I look for parts for my classic, I run into craigslist ads that read something like “Please keep an eye out for my mint condition (insert classic car here), stolen from my garage”, and so on. Here’s some information you need to keep your classic better protected.