Cars were once predominately valued in steel, glass, rubber, and aluminum. Now it’s silicon. Electronics developments drive the vehicles of today and tomorrow.
Telematics technology is advancing rapidly, so that communications both to and from vehicles can lead to safer, more efficient driving.
As people become more reliant on their smart phones and other devices, vehicle manufacturers are finding it necessary to make the in-car experience a seamless extension. Even to the point of working toward self-driving cars.
While Nissan may not have been the first OEM to offer it, but its “Around View Monitor” (AVM) technology is (1) impressive and (2) widely available throughout the company’s lineup, not just something that’s kept for top-of-the-line models.
As you may have heard, there was a bit of a contretemps between the heads of design for Bentley and Lincoln (Luc Donckerwolke and David Woodhouse, respectively) regarding the design of and the name of the Lincoln Continental Concept, or at least Donckerolke suggested that Lincoln ripped off the design of the Bentley Flying Spur, and then there is the issue of the name “Continental,” which has associations with both vehicle manufacturers (though Lincoln has the edge on that one). Which brings us to Istanbul.
One of the features of modern transportation is the orange traffic cone, which is usually spotted in seemingly endless lines.