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All-new 2014 Audi S3 Cabriolet

Tuesday, February 25, 2014All-new 2014 Audi S3 Cabriolet Audi presents the S3 Cabriolet. The open-top four-seater is unrivaled in its segment. Its 2.0 TFSI engine develops 221 kW (300 hp) and delivers 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque but, with S tronic, consumes just 7.1 liters of fuel per 100...
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Speed ad – Mistakes (Viral video)



Speed ad – Mistakes (video)

This campaign aims to reframe the way that people look at their speed when they’re driving. A person may be a good driver but they can’t deny that people do make mistakes – after all, to err is only human. And in life, mistakes are made often.

We usually get to learn from our mistakes; but not when driving – the road is an exception. Even the smallest of mistakes on the road can cost us our life, or someone else’s.

In a Safe System no one should pay for a mistake with their life. When we drive, we share the road with others so the speed a person chooses to travel at needs to leave room for any potential error – whether it is theirs or someone else’s. At speed, there is less opportunity for a driver to react to a mistake and recover, and this is the key message for this campaign.

Last year, 83 people were killed and 408 were seriously injured in speed-related crashes.

Most road users recognise the risks of driving at speed and support police enforcement of the speed limit. But these statistics show that drivers don’t always practice this when driving: speed is still a contributing factor in 20% of all fatal and serious injury crashes on New Zealand roads.

This campaign launched on 5 January 2014 and encourages the audience to be conscious of other road users and to choose a safer speed that factors in the chance for human error.

I saw a comment on YouTube’s post – “The number of drivers that will slow down after watching this video… ZERO” ?! It’s correct ?

Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 R-Design

Thursday, May 9, 2013The new Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 R-Design: Dynamic design and sporty drive twinned with the option of Polestar performance The new R-Design versions of Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 feature an outstanding blend of a renewed sports appearance, a dynamic driving-focused chassis and engine output up...
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‘Jaguar Heritage Racing’ has a rich and long history



Jaguar Heritage Racing – The Technical Story

Jaguar Cars has a rich and long history, from the humble origins of the Swallow Sidecar company in 1922 through to the successful multi-national company of today. In 2010, Jaguar celebrated its 75th anniversary.

With Jaguar’s Test Centre based at the ever-challenging Nürburgring Nordschleife, Jaguar Racing Heritage took to the world famous track to celebrate its sporting legacy and the technical story of Jaguar that has helped shape the driving experience of the modern era.

Please enjoy the attached video!

Production begins for Chevy Impala

Wednesday, April 3, 2013Chevrolet has completely redesigned the new 2014 Impala, its iconic flagship sedan with head turning styling, huge interior spaciousness and advanced technologies. The 2014 Impala is new from the ground up, with muscular design elements that provide a nod to the past while embracing Chevy’s modern styling....
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The All-New 2014 Dodge Durango

Friday, March 11, 2016The Dodge brand is upping the ante in the fast-growing full-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and crossover segments, introducing the new 2014 Dodge Durango at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. This new SUV is built on the Dodge brand’s pillars of performance, style and innovation, delivering...
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Volvo’s First Plug-In Diesel Hybrid

Thursday, March 14, 2013– In Pure mode the car is powered solely by its electric motor as much as possible. If the battery pack has been recharged with electricity from renewable sources, its range is up to 31 miles with no carbon dioxide emissions from the tailpipe. The electric range...
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Drivers stoned on marijuana test their driving skills



CNN may have just posted their best piece of investigative journalism in years. In the following video, three drivers of varying ages got incredibly high on marijuana and test-drove cars around a course.

A driving-ed instructor accompanied them to avert any chance of an accident, and police watched from the sidelines to spot any visible ##Q##signs##Q## of inebriation in their movements.

The volunteers — a young daily smoker, adult weekend smoker and elder infrequent smoker — proceeded to test escalating levels of stupor against the new baseline ##Q##legal limits##Q## in Colorado and Washington state. They had to reach excesses of 5 times the legal limit before their ability to drive became impaired. In most cases, the danger they presented was driving too slowly or with frequent hesitations.

Although hardly scientific, this test does offer some insight into a specter which has haunted us for years: marijuana legalization. Last November, the country watched tame and good-natured celebrations sweep Colorado and Washington after their pro-marijuana ballot passed. The sudden and complete lack of tension between public smokers and police was wonderful to see; it was like two opposing armies finally laying arms to rest. It was as if a part of America had leapt into a progressive future, giving the rest of us a glimpse into what might be.

Could anyone deny that this was a microcosm of the future most have been waiting for?

Despite resounding state level calls to end to the war on drugs, the DEA and federal government still loom overhead with murky legal gray zones. When asked by Barbara Walters what his current stance on the issue was, Obama said he would not make it a priority to go after recreational users in states that have passed legalization initiatives.

This evasive, political response is to be expected: we aren##Q##t permitting drugs, but we won##Q##t fight the states on the issue.

Perhaps it would be too much to ask for the president to fully legalize marijuana and end an obscene prohibition that imprisons millions of Americans. But if the political PR can be ignored, it is undoubtedly the right thing to do. For now, maybe the best tactic is to keep harassing citizens federally, so they demand protection from their states and take the issue off Obama##Q##s plate.

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So back to our drivers, and the issue many mothers are now concerned about: children having a new intoxicant to afflict their driving skills.

How did the ##Q##impaired##Q## volunteers actually do?

Well at a certain point, the substance had an undeniable effect on their ability to navigate a vehicle sensibly.

But they all maintained surprising control, even at incredibly excessive levels of marijuana consumption. Moreover, unlike drunk drivers, they were very much aware of their state and agreed they were not on top of their game.

Without over-indulging, it seems people##Q##s critical thinking can be trusted more with a few hits than a couple of drinks.

When it comes to marijuana in America, there##Q##s still a long road ahead to change laws, perceptions and behavior.

But it##Q##s progress worth making, as long as it gets us away from misinformed stereotypes like this.

Source: CNN

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Seat Mii (Volkswagen up)

Sunday, February 24, 2013The Volkswagen up! is a city car, part of the Volkswagen Group New Small Family (NSF) series of models, unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Production of the up! started in December 2011 in Bratislava, Slovakia. The production up! follows a series of concept cars,...
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