Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Range Rover 2014 Freelander 2
Range Rover’s latest offering is all that you could possibly want in an SUV- style, comfort and most importantly, a toughness and ability to get across any terrain under the sun. The vehicle has been tested in conditions of -40 to 50 degrees Celsius and performs well in both; its wheels, axels and chassis are strong and durable in any and all conditions, and its powerful yet humble engine minimizes CO2 emissions while still packing a notable grunt.
With luxurious leather interior, steering wheel and comfortable features throughout, the 2014 Freelander 2 is definitely worth the investment if you’re looking for a solid, all-purpose SUV to take you through 2014.
You can expect that whatever Mercedes brings out is going to be top of the range. 2014 will be no exception to the German motor company, with its release of the new luxury range of S-Class Sedans coming sometime next year. For technology the S-Class vehicles have systems that allow them to anticipate un-encountered imperfections in roads, and they can also automatically keep perfectly centered between lane lines. With a V8 engine and luxury features like a hot-rock massage simulation in the back seat and automatic air freshener, the S-Class will be something to look out for in the coming months.
The very British sense of class and luxury associated with Jaguar cars will be making a comeback in 2014. The Jaguar F-Class is a luxury vehicle that has all the curves and aesthetic sauciness you would expect of a Jaguar, and comes with the option of a V6 or V8 engine depending on your tastes. Hitting 110km/h in under 4 seconds, and with rear-driving configuration and seven transmission options, the feathery yet durable F-Class is sure to entice lovers of cars and prestige this coming year.
Moving away from the sports and luxury models for a moment, the Jeep Cherokee will be making a reinvigorated appearance in Jeep showrooms next year with a streamlined and slimmed exterior design that differs significantly from earlier models. The Cherokee will come with V4 or V6 engines and features over nine transmission options on its gear stick. The safety and road awareness of the Cherokee is second to none, with computer systems accounting for different road types and weather conditions to ensure your drive is as safe as possible. And, of course, as a Cherokee is nothing if not comfortable, the steering wheel is even heated for your comfort.
This electric-gas hybrid offering from Cadillac is said to be super-modern and stylish, with all the stylistic trimmings of a vehicle from the space age. The front of the vehicle is sleek and streamlined, with sharp angles cutting across its exterior to create a definite and powerful visage. What’s more, the battery life of the charge in the ELR is about 65 km, meaning that if you mainly use it for short commutes, you might not be having to visit a petrol station in quite some time!
The latest Corolla from Toyota promises to be a significant departure from the broad, smooth appearance of earlier models. Even though the 2014 Corolla is larger than some of its predecessors, it also features sharp lines along its exterior body that emphasize its power and presence. Running on a standard 4 cylinder engine, the coming Corolla will have a six gear transmission stick and extensive multimedia options to keep you entertained on any journey you might make.
BMW 4 Series
Mixing the appearance of a typical Sedan with the ilk and prestige associated with the BMW 6 series, the BMW 4 series is a car that will carry on BMW’s tradition of creating sturdy, commonsensical design with a luxurious finish. The 4 series comes in three stylistic configurations: luxury, sport and M sport. The last option is said to offer the greatest handling control, but all options are safe and completely reliable for any potential driver. As with many BMW models these days, entertainment is key and the 4 Series’ multimedia systems are high quality and even feature a voice recognition-based dictation system for those who can multitask.
General Motors is delivering a revamped version of their pickup truck in 2014, with all the horsepower and V8 grunt to get a task of any magnitude completed. Large, easy to handle and with a tolerance for punishment, the Silverado also comes with a full-spectrum entertainment system so you can whistle while you work, and many features and functions of the car are activated by voice control.
Michael Sampson is an avid car enthusiast and engineering student who also loves outdoors hiking and orienteering. He can’t wait to get his hands on Land Rover’s 2014 Freelander 2, in time for autumn and winter camping activities he’s planned this coming year!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Monday, December 9, 2013
Only Ten Gallons?Hybrid vehicles have been considered a drop in the bucket as far as helping the environment and weaning people away from fossil fuels goes. They still use a large amount of fuel overall, and while they help drivers get more distance out of gas, these vehicles have not been considered a viable solution for truly reducing emissions and consumption. If this experiment works out as the inventors and drivers predict though, these truisms about hybrid cars could very well change forever.
This car might not be the most stylish vehicle on the open market, but it will get up to speeds of 70 miles an hour (the fastest allowed on most U.S. highways), and it will have enough room for the driver, a passenger, and a dog. These three individuals, Cody and Tyler Kor along with their dog Cupid, will be going from San Francisco to New York, and then they'll turn right around and make the return trip back home.
Is This The Future of Transportation?3D printing has been altering a huge variety of different industries. Manufacturing has felt the effects of this technology most strongly, but these unique machines have moved into education, they've altered communication technologies, and now their implications in the auto industry are plain to see. The question is whether or not 3D printing is the next step in automotive evolution, or if it's just a passing fad that will come and go.
On the one hand, if 3D printed vehicles can offer the kinds of fuel efficiency that the Urbee 2 is supposed to have, then there is going to be a significant portion of the population interested in acquiring such a vehicle. While the prototype will be fairly bare bones in terms of features, future models can always be updated with additional technology. In addition to the Urbee 2, there are questions about what other kinds of vehicles could be made with this technology.
While it sounds like the urban legend of the car that ran on water, the Urbee 2 could usher in a new era of cars where high fuel consumption really is a thing of the past. Will mass media and public interest make it impossible to bury the success of this particular endeavor? Or will the public's attention wane as they go back to accepting lesser rates of fuel efficiency than that provided by cars of the future? Only time will tell, sadly, and until then all people can do is watch to see what happens with this car, and other projects just like it.
Today's guest post was written by Eduardo Dieguez, blogger for My Port Canaveral Transportation. An avid computer enthusiast, Eduardo spends countless hours tinkering with electronics both new and old.
Monday, December 9, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Whether it's in major motion pictures or just the occasional Air Force commercial, the novelty and utility of a heads-up display has not been lost on most viewers. Once regarded only as an aircraft amenity, many of today's vehicles actually come with their own HUD that can broadcast everything from engine temperature to current speed on the windshield. For those cars without such a device built-in, Garmin has an aftermarket solution that's even more useful.
The Garmin HUD displays speed information on the windshield and accompanies it with projected navigation instructions. Upcoming turns and merges will take center stage, and the driver won't even have to look down or over to make sure they're still on track to make it to their destination on time.
2. Escort Passport MAX
Speed cameras a real downer for motorists with a lead foot, and that's why Escort's Passport MAX detection system is so useful in the car. The small aftermarket device actively monitors for speed cameras and other traps, using a loud audible alert to let motorists know that they're approaching such a device. With its higher rate of accuracy and more advanced warning system, drivers can finally beat the speed camera once and for all.
3. Sony MEX-BT3100U
Older cars shouldn't be left out the picture when it comes to broadcasting calls and songs over a Bluetooth connection. That's where Sony’s MEX-BT3100U head unit comes in. The receiver is designed to work with AM and FM frequencies, but also includes Bluetooth connect support so that it's a bit easier to bring iTunes into late model cars. The receiver boasts legendary Sony sound quality and overall performance as well, making it a no-brainer for drivers with older cars or those that were simply purchased without a more advanced head unit originally.
4. Yada Camera with Mirror Monitor
Plenty of noise has been made about the utility of backup cameras, but most drivers find that it's pretty difficult to integrate these safety enhancers if they haven't already been installed by the car's manufacturer. That's where the Yada Camera comes in. It attaches to the rear of the car just like a traditional backup camera, but it doesn't require the use of a center console display. Instead, the backup camera broadcasts its picture to a small screen located with an included rearview mirror.
Drivers simply replace their original rearview mirror with the one that includes the screen, install the camera, and wire it all up. In a few moments' time, the car's safety has increased and the rearview mirror itself has turned into something worthy of a sci-fi flick.
5. OBDLink MX
Scan Tool's OBDLink MX is a great way to learn more about how a car is performing without heading to a mechanic to understand the details. The system hooks into the car's OBD port and actively monitors everything from engine performance to car pitfalls and potential maintenance concerns. Drivers can then easily monitor that information and take the steps needed to fix or prevent common maintenance issues that might otherwise turn into roadside assistance calls.
Embrace the Future of Driving with Great Gadgetry
Sunday, December 1, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Friday, November 29, 2013
1. Mach-5 – Speed RacerSpeed Racer drives this car in the animated versions as well as in the recent live-action Wachowski brother’s adaptation. The story goes that the Mach-5 was created by Speed Racer’s father, Pops Racer. The design of the car was most likely inspired by the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa designed around 1960. In 2000, an actual prototype version was created, with 100 production cars created afterwards. The cars even have some of the gadgets built in from the cartoons. In the live-action version, the car wasn’t driven on a track. It was suspended from a crane, and most of the film was done digitally to create a fantasy setting which would be impossible to create otherwise.
2. The Batmobile – BatmanA list of memorable cars isn’t complete without the Batmobile. This famous car has seen many different designs, from Tim Burton’s curvy and elegant version built on a Chevrolet Impala chassis, to the latest Tumbler seen in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy which was created from scratch. One defining characteristic of all the Batmobiles is their technological superiority. They’re generally faster, stealthier and more mobile than anything around them, and they always seem to sneak away from pursuers to return to the Bat Lair.
3. Ecto-1 – GhostbustersWhen production began on the Ghostbusters movie, they had a design for the Ecto-1, but needed to build a real model. They asked themselves, “Who we gonna call?” It turned out that they called Cadillac, and built the Ecto-1 on a 1959 professional chassis. The design has stayed essentially the same since then, showing up in cartoons and toys. The Ecto-1 still makes appearances around Hollywood now and then, to promote new Ghostbusters related media.
4. The Delorean DMC – 12, Back to the FutureThis time-traveling car is probably the most iconic movie car of all time. You see references to and images of the Delorean popping up all over the place even to this day. From the iconic look to the limited production run, there are many reasons why this car stands out so much.
During production of the film trilogy, 6 cars were used, and an additional replica was created out of fiberglass for use in some scenes. Today, only 3 of these cars remain. Two of them belong to Universal Studios, and one is in a private collection. At the end of Back to the Future Part 3, one of the cars was destroyed, and two others ended up forgotten and rotting. It’s also notable that the sound of the car in the movies was actually a dub of a V8, rather than the Delorean’s PRV V6.
5. Ford Gran Torino – Starsky and HutchThis car wasn’t exactly the first choice for series creator William Blinn. Originally he wanted a Chevrolet Camaro convertible, but it turned out that the production company had a contract with Ford, so they ended up with two 1975 Gran Torinos powered by Windsor v8s. It’s also a bit funny because Starsky actor Paul Michael Glaser didn’t like the car as soon as he saw it, saying it was ugly and didn’t fit the role. He was even known to be rough with the car on purpose, because of his distaste for it. Whatever their early thoughts though, the show, and the recent movie, turned out to be a big hit, and made the Gran Torino a more popular car and deserving of its place on this list.
Lindsay Patterson is a self-described nerd with a love of technology and the endless possibilities it creates as it advances.
Friday, November 29, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
The MPG Meter
Mile Per Gallon meters aren’t that new, but with time, they have also suffered improvements, with Scan Gauge II being the most popular model. It now has a smaller size, a larger display, multicolored LED’s to match the interior lightning, data logging, and a full year warranty. It works by telling you the MPG figures that your car is making in real-time as you drive. This means that you can actually see the difference certain situations make in your car’s fuel economy, like stop and go in traffic, how much it consumes going up-hill, in cold / hot weather etc. The average price for an MPG meter is $150.
Solar Power GPS Navigation
Lately, it seems that everything has to be as eco-friendly as possible. So why not make a solar-powered GPS unit? Take the i-Trek Z1 model – it can also be used for hiking, biking and camping, so after you park your car, you can take it with you further on your trip. It also accepts turn by turn software for those of you who like to be told exactly where they need to go. The price for a solar-powered GPS varies from $60 to the hundreds.
Solar Battery Charger
Keeping on the path of solar-powered gadgets, did you think of getting a solar battery charger? It often happens that you have to charge something while driving, so in order not to drain your vehicle’s battery, a separate charger comes into play and the best option is to get a solar one. The prices for these chargers begin from $35.
Mini built-in TVs are becoming a favourite for parents, as they are they allow you to enjoy the ride and not look at the children constantly. Some of the television models you find incorporated in some cars have a better quality than the TV you have at home. They could be 15-inch, flat-screen LCD TVs, built into the back of each front seat. Some expensive cars even offer broadcast TV via an antenna that picks up the local signal.
We all like to listen to music while driving and would rather we had a good sound system. Some even spend thousands of dollars on upgrading their car’s audio system. Car makers took this into consideration when they thought of offering from the start a better audio system that will not take too much from the storage space in your car. For example, Audi offers a Bose surround sound system with 14 speakers, including a subwoofer. There is even a microphone that picks up the noise level in the car so that it can automatically adjust the volume louder to compensate for background noise. Also, Lincoln started incorporating THX-certified, which is movie-theatre quality, audio systems in their cars.
Massage and Climate-controlled Seats
For the last gadget presentation, we thought we would leave you with a nice image and a good idea if you’re feeling stressed. This only goes for the passengers though. Today, there are seats that offer you a shiatsu or a shoulder massage. The backseat of the Lexus LS 600h L includes such a feature. Also, we all know how uncomfortable it is in summer and winter when it’s just too hot or too cold and you either get out of the car completely soaked or you freeze in your seat until the car heats. This goes especially if you have leather upholstery. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have seats that are ventilated with channels through which air can move, preventing the chair from becoming too hot or too cold? This has also become a regular feature for the interior of new cars.
With years of experience as a car audio specialist Chris is an expert in providing car stereo and video systems, headset monitors, backup cameras and subwoofers. Chris’s passion for audio has been immense and much of his life's work in both audio and consulting for various clients has been in multiple-loop high feedback systems. His author contribution can be seen on Tcacaraudio.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
To that end, many people do view Subaru's fuel economy ratings as a bit subpar when compared to vehicles in a similar class from other manufacturers. That's a problem that the company set out to solve with the development of its 2014 Crosstrek Hybrid, a crossover that brings the comfort of a crossover to market with the excellent fuel economy of a hybrid model. For Subaru enthusiasts and those who are merely curious, this car is the company's ideal combination of safety and efficiency.
Miles Per Gallon: A New Direction for the 2014 CrosstrekThe Crosstrek was originally unveiled a few years ago with a standard engine, and its fuel economy was just about average for its overall size and heft. The car's sporty styling and exciting driving experience made it especially popular among younger and sportier buyers, but that's where the vehicle reached its limit. As of 2014, that's all about to change.
With the inclusion of the hybrid engine into the XV model, Subaru has been able to dramatically boost fuel efficiency. The company estimates that this year's hybrid edition gets 29 miles per gallon during city driving and up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway. That's not only impressive, but also highly competitive in the world of crossover cars from both domestic and international manufacturers. Considering an estimated 25 percent of Subaru buyers will be seeking a hybrid the next time they head to dealer lots, the Crosstrek XV is set to steal the show this year and into the future.
Plenty of Luxurious Additions for a Comfortable RideThe Crosstrek XV was meant to solve roughly the only weakness found by critics during reviews of earlier model years. Most everything else found inside and outside the car was well-reviewed by those in the press and well-liked by those who purchased the vehicle. This might explain why Subaru made only minor changes to interior and exterior design elements with the issue of the 2014 model year.
Perhaps the biggest change is one that will be heard, not seen. After drivers complained for several years about interior cabin noise on the highway, the company took extra steps to dampen noises with extra soundproofing and thicker floor materials. In combination with the hybrid engine, the result is a far quieter ride that easily feels like a high-end luxury trip instead of a solidly affordable Subaru experience.
To soften the sticker shock associated with any hybrid engine, Subaru has packed the interior and exterior of the car with luxury amenities. That includes keyless entry, push-button ignition, an integrated multifunction infotainment system in the dash, and an all-weather package that makes the crossover a natural fit for snowy days and steep grades.
A Superior Experience for Those with Efficiency in MindThe 2014 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid is one of the most promising crossovers on the market, with the reliability of all-wheel drive and the interior refinement that most buyers would expect to find in a high-end German alternative. Its quieter ride and eco-friendly prerogative will make it a natural fit for the 25 percent of car buyers who prefer a hybrid as their next model. For everyone else, the quality of these features will be a pleasant surprise.
I write for a Subaru blog about the newest models and driving technology. Leave a comment and I'll get back to you!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
According to the news reports three Model S cars have caught fire within a week. While this is a relatively small number compared to the thousand plus vehicles that Tesla currently has on the road, it is significant enough that people have noticed. The media coverage has been intense, but despite all of the theories about how the vehicles caught fire, from people arguing that electric cars are inherent death traps to those who are citing mechanical problems with this particular model, there is still relatively little evidence about what happened. At present at least two of the three fires are being explained as road debris hitting the underside of the vehicles' and sparking the fire.
What's Being Done?
The fires have resulted in some serious investigations on behalf of the government, as well as steps being taken by Tesla Motors to try and correct the problem. The National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration, or NHSTA, is investigating what is causing the problems with the Model S, and if those problems are severe enough to warrant a recall. This investigation was not started at the behest of Tesla Motors, but was undertaken independently.
As to what Tesla Motors is doing, they have a double pronged strategy. On the one hand the company has added fire protection to its warranty, ensuring that any drivers who experience fires as a result of driving their vehicles will have those repairs taken care of. Additionally, because at least two thirds of the fires in question seem to have been caused by road debris and the resulting damage to the batteries, Tesla is altering their cars' software to increase the height the Model S sits up from the road. The hope is that this will help prevent future fires and keep drivers safe.
With traditional auto makers not yet up to snuff on making electric cars that people want to drive, there's been a lot of hemming and hawing about Tesla Motors and their products. The company came out of nowhere, and it seemed to be shining a light on what car manufacturers could be doing to take drivers off fossil fuels and to present ecologically friendly cars. These three fires, combined with some bad PR moves on behalf of Tesla (such as the CEO claiming he asked for the government investigation when he did not) have eaten into the company's profits and stock price.
While this single incident doesn't seem to be enough to sink Tesla as a company, it is being capitalized on by its competitors. Tesla Motors is going to have to fight back hard to win the trust of its customer base, and to bounce back from all the bad press received.
This post was written by Max Wolff who works at Linear Automotive. Max is a car enthusiast, passionate basketball fan and a hip hop junkie. He enjoys blogging on a variety of automotive related topics.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Monday, November 25, 2013
The enormous San Francisco Bay is the ideal area for visitors who have opted for car hire to explore independently. There are numerous islands just waiting to be discovered here including the world famous former prison island of Alcatraz, while winding roads also lead the way around San Francisco Bay to secluded bays as well as the commanding Bay Bridge, which is far older and longer than the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most famous landmarks in the whole of North America and this impressive structure can be viewed from a number of different parts of San Francisco. One of the best ways to get a feel for the sheer scale of the Golden Gate Bridge is to drive over to the picturesque Golden Gate Park, which is situated on a stunning peninsula that stretches all the way from the Pacific Ocean to the gorgeous Haight's Panhandle. Visitors who have spent time driving through the city of San Francisco to reach Golden Gate Park will be able to stretch their legs a little by wandering through this large and lovely park and taking in sights such as large lakes and a picturesque Japanese tea garden.
After taking the time to fully admire the majesty of the Golden Gate Bridge, visitors can drive across the bridge to reach nearby Marin County. This area is particularly popular with people who like to take part in outdoor pursuits and this is a great place to go hiking and fishing.
Visitors who follow the road to Point Reyes National Seashore will be able to embark on an unforgettable whale watching trip before spending time soaking up the sun on the beach. Just a short drive from Point Reyes National Seashore is Mt Tamalpais, which offers spectacular panoramic views of the ocean as well as the beautiful bay.
The state of California is famous for its wine, and people who have picked up car hire will be able to embark on a scenic road trip to explore Wine Country. There are numerous vineyards to be found on the outskirts of San Francisco that are open to the public, including many of the vineyards in areas such as Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley and Calistoga.
Greg has travelled a lot of the United States by car and recommends the journey to all his readers. Get out there and discover something new in America!
Monday, November 25, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Friday, November 15, 2013
Heavy snow and ice have become all too familiar occurrences in England in recent winters, so it’s best to be prepared for the worst. Roads become slippery and dangerous, and black ice on the road is often difficult to see. Invest in snow socks for your tires, as these will increase your grip and traction. These can be incredibly useful, and possibly life-saving, on roads that haven’t been gritted or used so much that the ice has melted away. Snow socks only take a few seconds to slip onto your car’s tires.
With winter comes poor visibility, so it is important to have top quality spare bulbs in order for you to see the road, but more importantly for other cars to see you. Poor quality or old car lamps may disorientate other drivers as they drive towards you, as they think you are a motorcyclist. As well as this, it greatly reduces what you can see in poor visibility conditions such as heavy rain or snow. Good car bulbs are essential for your safety and the safety of others on the road so it makes sense to have a spare bulb kit in your boot at all times, just in case.
If your car won’t start on a cold morning and needs a bit of a kick, jump leads are very useful to have in your car. If you’re not comfortable doing the jump start yourself, get the person whose car you’re using to help!
The ground can get very messy during winter, what with the sodden ground and brown slush that was once white snow. This is where car mats come in handy as no one wants their car to get messy. Car mats are easy to take out of the car and clean so it is a good idea to deploy them for each seat in the car. After all, who wants dirt trodden into the precious car’s carpet?
In winter weather it can be a good idea to invest in a boot liner for your boot. If you’re throwing dirty things in your boot, such as tires, shoes and tools into your boot, it can quickly become very messy and dirty. However if you get a boot liner, you can throw your dirty walking shoes into the boot without the worry of completely making a mess of it.
If you invest in these car parts and accessories, you’re bound to be well prepared for the weather that winter will throw at you.
Written by John Smyth, who is an avid motor enthusiast and is definitely going to kit out his car for the dangerous, wintery driving conditions.
Friday, November 15, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Infiniti is a subsidiary of the Nissan Motor Company and is their luxury vehicle division. The company originally began selling cars in 1989 in North America and has expanded to feature over 250 dealerships in more than 15 nations. Many of the Infiniti models are not sold in Japan, however a lot of them also have Nissan equivalents for the Japanese market. Over the years, Nissan has had several concept vehicles which have stirred up quite a buzz, including the 2005 Kuraza and the 2012 Emerg-E.
Just to get one thing straight, a concept car is a car used by a company to showcase new styles and technology and are used as market research tools as well as marketing gimmicks. The original idea of the concept car is credited to Harley Earl who worked for General motors and popularized the idea with Motorama shows in the 50’s. While many cars never make it onto the production line this is not always the case. Some iconic cars which made it from the show room and into production include the 1998 Volkswagen Beetle which premiered in the 1994 North American Auto Show and the Porsche 918 Spyder which was a concept in the 2010 Geneva Motor show.
Infiniti showcased its new concept car in September of this year in Frankfurt. The Q30 is an amazing premium compact sedan which has been designed to compete with vehicles such as the BMW 3 series, Cadillac ATS and even the Mercedes Benz C-Class. Infiniti claims that the Q30 is its debut to the world as a precursor to their product portfolio expansion which they will use to launch themselves into new premium segments of the market.
The car looks almost like a crossover because of its height and body design. The car features all weather capability and has a beautifully designed body. The car has a sporty yet elegant and very utilitarian look all at the same time. It features Infiniti’s signature lines and spoiler.
The Q50 was showcased at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The Q50 was designed as an entry level Sports sedan. It featured all the modern amenities you can think of including a 3.7 liter V6 engine, luxurious amenities on the interior of the car, along with its superb and iconic Infiniti Style on the exterior. The futuristically designed light leather interior features touch screen displays, a killer sound system and uber-comfortable leather seats.
Its engine and transmission system are playing towards the rise in the popularity of manual vehicles in the US. It features a seven speed gearbox and has 328 horsepower. The vehicle also features a forward emergency braking system, adaptive cruise control, backup collision preventions, forward collision warning, and even blind spot intervention.
Infiniti keeps wowing people with their innovative and futuristic concepts. If you are in the market for a great vehicle, Infiniti is never a wrong choice. Go see a dealer and find out which one of these luxury cars is right for you and will suit your lifestyle. It is important to find a knowledgeable and reputable dealership that is intimately familiar with all of the products in the Infiniti lineup.
Written by the marketing team at Discount Infiniti Auto Parts, a leading provider of quality Infiniti auto parts.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
For the Car
Depending on the interests of the owner, some may invest in an expensive garage for the benefits it has for their car. The first advantage is directly related to the size. Unless the floors and walls are pure gold, a million dollar garage is generally going to have much more room to maneuver than any other. The most avid car collector can fit his prized Mustangs, Lamborghinis, and Aston Martins inside this garage.
For those who wish to store their car collection in their garage, it is not only about the size of the garage, but the materials used inside. Most of these lavish rooms have nicer floors inside than the average American. Everything from the floors to the crystal chandelier on the ceiling screams sophistication.
One of the most famous million dollar garages is owned by 50-Cent. Pictures prove that the room he has been known to store his cars in is grand enough to rival some Vegas nightclubs. He has been known to collect some of the most expensive cars, and keeps them in an ideal environment.
When storing so many vehicles, things can be tight, even in the largest of garages. Because of this, certain features may be added to the design to make it easier to maneuver some cars in while directing others out. It is not uncommon in these expensive garages to have a turntable in the middle of the room. This way, rather than backing all the way in and out, the car can be turned the direction the owner wants it to go. This makes things easier to handle, and adds even more to the value of the home.
There are some who wish to do more with their garage than just park their cars. This can range from building canoes, to designing your own home theater. In these situations, there are still a few key components necessary in the garage:
- Proper lighting all throughout the area
- A fridge, this may not seem essential, but after spending hours and hours inside, it will be
- Heating and cooling systems for when the temperatures aren’t ideal
- Proper flooring for what you need
Real life examples
Forbes has released a list of the most amazing and expensive garages known. These structures are extravagant beyond belief, and would easily fit multiple regular sized structures, even entire homes inside.
In Arizona, a garage placed inside a home worth almost $25 million is packed with vintage gas pumps and other features that represent the 1950s. This garage is extreme, but not the most extreme. In Tennessee, a home worth $38 million is one of the most expensive garages available. Inside, it is possible to comfortably park 20 cars.
There are many more million-dollar garages around the neighborhood than we may not even realize. Each comes with its unique features that make it valuable to the owner.
By +Cassie Costner
Cassie Costner has researched the most extravagant garages in the Salt Lake valley. Cassie works closely with www.utahgaragedoors.net about how to find the new garage door that will give your home the look you want.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Monday, November 11, 2013
Robert Davis is a journalist that spent more than 20 years researching cars and car history, so he knows a little bit about everything that relates to vehicles. He also loves technology and loves blogging about it at http://techeden.net/.
Monday, November 11, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0