If you are driving for twenty years, then you know that some cars to garbage. The series wouldnt engine. The brakes do not last 15,000 miles. The leaves will blister rust after a single Midwestern winter. Window (remember them?) Come too short to keep.
People rushed to move the finger at the domestic producers. For sure, the increase in production cars in Detroit in an undesirable form of art.
As good as the Americans were under-engineered, Asian and European manufacturers have had their moments. Early Honda Civic was going to attack before your eyes; Fiat has worked hard to win the Fix-It-Again-Tony fame. Even the mighty Mercedes-Benz they had serious problems in the 1990s. The ML-Class SUV is an excellent example of how not to build a vehicle. And now we have recent problems at Toyota.
However, things are different today.
Even the least expensive cars (including Toyota) for sale in the United States, far more than the historical standards of quality, performance and functionality.
Reliability, efficiency and quality is excellent reasons to choose one car to another. Today, these properties are standard. The same goes for safety performance and excellent reliability in order to maintain security.
So, apart from nature, we can do as a buyer chooses a brand over another?
As a category that includes electronics for more than just audio and dealer installed Car DVD
player. General Motors and Ford have invested heavily in infotainment, the intersection of information dissemination and entertainment. Every company believes that the solution a solid basis to make and use a different. Entertainment like Car DVD player
is one of the key factors.
I remember testing a Cadillac equipped with OnStar before more than ten years at a time when mobile phones the size of Walkietalkies. At that time, the idea of the combination of global positioning satellites has been with my cell phone was struck in an exciting and Orwell. Security and peace of mind for technology is undeniable.
Then, as now OnStar is comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, the functions of a mobile phone to combine cars with GPS and the electronic system. The results are unique in the industry.
OnStar is extremely capable. You can use the cars built-in features such as a mobile phone. OnStar million users do. OnStar But like any other mobile phone hands-free, what is the system of selling short. OnStar now offers nearly two dozen subscribers. Various designs are available, each with a call center staffed 24/7/365 thats supported by trained professionals who can do things that border on science fiction.
For example, OnStar offers wireless connectivity, a two-way relationship call center consultants contact OnStar. This link allows you to select the vehicle functions are activated. If you locked your keys in your car OnStar advisor can be a signal to unlock the doors must be sent. Consultants in more than 58,000 times per month.
OnStar offers an automatic response that is activated in a car accident. The systems appeared capabilities and features have been using doctors in the emergency room, who believed that more lives could be saved if doctors know what type of accident that had developed (front, side, rear, turnover) and severity of accidents (strength of effect). By integrating with the vehicles, security systems, the vehicle automatically sends the data on accidents to help 911 entrepreneurs, the best way to dial the emergency measures.
A recent development is the application of OnStar Smartphone for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt development. This driver is the car muchanticipated able to monitor the condition of electrical drive, call the state of the car charge the battery charge level and the approximate driving range. Imitation people found the remote start in some luxury cars, the driver can start the vehicle distance volts, provided that the interior of the cool, the weather is warm and cozy in the cold. These activities can also be achieved, while the car is connected to the network, it reduces the driving range once unplugged.
Developed with software giant Microsoft and Ford has a completely different approach from that of GM. The basic idea is synchronized, the pilot must bring the car to work by car, even more than they could do alone.
Pairs automatically sync with mobile phones and related MP3 players. Synchronization allows you to connect via voice and control button (wheel) for device drivers climb into their cars.
Ford Sync in some models, introduced in 2008 and now Sync sold as standard or optional on nearly all vehicles of the company.
With Sync, drivers can press a single button on the steering wheel to start a telephone conversation with simple voice commands to. Tell us a house and the phone in bag or pocket and automatically selects the tone son through car audio system. Sync also read incoming text messages.
The MP3 players checked in a similar manner. Synchronized voice recognition is very concerned and to identify song titles and artists for iPods, other MP3 players, mobile phones and PDA.
Ford has recently expanded capabilities for synchronizing 911 Assist (911 selected automatically when an airbag including switches and caused the vehicle fuel pump). Like the OnStar GM, Sync also offers turn-by-turn directions and Vehicle Health Reports. By the end of this year, Ford and Lincoln Mercury pilot with 2010 vehicles, including Sync will be able to get first hand information on the destinations of MapQuest.
In the auto shows in Detroit and Chicago, Ford showed a significant increase in synchronization with its capabilities and MyLincoln MYFORD Touch Touch Systems.
The basic scheme of the team is completely new instrument and the principal vehicle controls are designed to synchronize more features available. The reading system synchronization current using two buttons on the steering wheel and provides visual (alphanumeric) information on a single, a color screen. MYFORD Touch system to facilitate monitoring of the device by inch five double-check button on the steering wheel and two LCD screens and a larger LCD touch screen control center. Color key feature, a quadrant-based organization, which proved to be easy.
Supercharge software modifications to improve equipment. Ford opens synchronized programming architecture for developers who do dozens, then hundreds, even thousands of smart phone hands free mobile applications work with Sync. For those who have their own smart phones (mobile phones that also function as mini-) computer program as a music service Pandora Internet disposal. In addition, connecting a USB WiFi device in sync, the vehicle is equipped with mini-hot spot and passenger laptops or you can browse the Web for vehicles in the center of the screen LCD.
While GM and Ford wants to compare trafficking at OnStar for synchronization, the reality is that these two technologies allow the driver to something completely different and unique. Each system has its advantages.
OnStar offers unparalleled rest and Sync drew the market power of consumer electronics. If one or the other, sufficient grounds to another through GM or Ford or another brand? Should not judge it.
Before the final decision, remember that most other manufacturers offer some sort of infotainment systems. As I write this does not correspond to the overall experience of OnStar and Sync it offers. But competition is what is to expect that to change. The Kia recently announced its own system called Multi Media Card UVO (abbreviation of your voice) and digital television, among many other features.
Back later this year.
Buying a new car a little more complicated, at least not have to worry about whether the new vehicle you are considering starting in the morning, or air bubbles in the paint and rust at this time next year.