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The World’s Fastest Car

We will talk about the fastest accelerating carin the world, the fastest cars top speed, the car that had the fastest time at Nürburgring, the worlds fastest street car, legal street car that is. In other words the Bugatti Veyron, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, the Pagani Zonda R and the Maxximus G-Force Find out more about the worlds fastest cars and how they got the reputation for being the fastest.

The Bugatti Veyron

The fastest accelerating carin the world is the Bugatti Veyron.
The Bugatti Veyron, manufactured by Bugatti Automobiles was a pet project of Ferdinand Piech. Peich was a former CEO of VW. Built to be the fastest production car in the world, the Veyron has an 8.0 L W16 engine. This powerhouse produces 1020 HP, 992 ft-lbf. torque. In 2.6 seconds this car can reach 60 mph. In 9.9 seconds the Bugatti Veyron can hit 100 mph and return to 0.
The Veyron weights as much as some trucks, weighting in at four thousand five hundred pounds. How many of the fastest accelerating carin the world were sold? 200 of the Veyron were sold with a price tag of 1.1 million dollars each during it’s production period.
One famous owner we all are familiar with is Simon Cowell of American Idol fame. Even if you don’t always agree with Simons Idol choices, you have to love his choice of cars.

The SSC Ultimate Aero TT
The record for the fastest cars top speed in the world is the SSC Ultimate Aero TT. So if it is speed you are looking for this would be considered the worlds fastest car. The Ultimate Aero TT was built by Shelby Super cars. It wasn’t designed by Carrol Shelby as we would expect. It was designed by Jerod Shelby who was a medical equipment designer. In 2001 Jerod began to design cars and came up with a Super car of his very own.
Under the hood of the Ultimate Aero TT twin turbo 7.01 V 8 engines produce 1183 HP along with 1112 ft-lbf torque. This car, unlike the Veyron, weights a slight 2750 pounds. To put this in understandable terms, the Ultimate Aero TT weights the same as a Ford Focus. Makes you wonder where all that power comes from, doesn’t it?
The Ultimate Aero TT actually reached 256 MPH and taking the title of the worlds taking the title of the worlds fastest production vehicle from the Veyron. It is believed that the TT could reach over 270 mph but was never put on a track that was long enough to test that theory. There were not many of these super cars built, only 25 TT’s and with a cost of 645,000.00 I can understand why there wasn’t a demand for more.

The Pagani Zonda R
The fastest production car with the fastest time at Nürburgring was the Pagani Zonda R. Some automotive manufacturers use Nürburgring time as a standard to rate their production cars lap times. One of the most difficult tracks in the history of motor sports it is a great track to test a vehicles suspension tuning.
The Pagani Zonda R is the production car that owns the track record at Nürburgring. The Pagini’s time is 6:47 with an AMG V 12 that creates 739 HP with 523 ft-pounds torque. Another light weight, the Pangini R weights in at 2358 pounds, not much less than the Ultimate Aero TT.
The Pagini R design makes use of a F 1 vehicles technology with it’s use of Telemetry recordings. These recordings allow car drivers and crew to study the driving techniques used on the track. IF you didn’t order your R right away, chances are you didn’t get one. Only 15 will be made and each will be over the one million dollar mark.

The Maxximus G-Force
The Worlds fastest street car, correction, I mean the fastest legal street car is the Maxximus G-Force. Sounds fast, doesn’t it? How did a Ultima GTR become the worlds fastest street car? Well, a little reengineering that allows it to hold a Chevy twin turbo seven liter block.
This twin turbo seven can produce 1500 ft lbf torque along with 1600 HP. And it does it with a three speed automatic transmission. In 2.0 seconds flat it can go from 0 mph to 60. Give it 4.5 seconds and it is going 100. The Maxximus G-Force may be the worlds fastest street car, but it will never be mass produced.

These SupercarsAre The Worlds Fastest Cars
The Supercarsare often describe as a ultrahigh end exotic vehicle that is superior to most other cars made. The cars we have shown you in our article are definately more expensive, faster or more powerful than most cars in the world today. We find these Supercarsso appealing. They are sexy and they are hot. It’s fun to see them and to read about them.
The Bugatti Veyron, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, the Pagani Zonda R and the The Maxximus G-Force all have something in common. A couple things actually. They are very expensive, they are very sleek and each of them qualifies as the worlds fastest carin one category or another.

Technology In The Automotive Industry

Top executives and leaders in the automotive industry recently gathered at the National Hot Rod Association Museum in Pomona, Calif., to discuss the future of the industry. The experts focused on the role of technology in changing the industry and expressed concern about the availability of qualified talent.

Job opportunities will abound for skilled automotive technicians, and industry professionals agree that many shops have trouble finding enough qualified employees. The experts stressed the importance of reaching young people early to recruit them into automotive careers and ensuring that they have top-notch training in the technical aspects of the field.

According to the 2010 Edition of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook, continued growth in the number of vehicles in use in the United States will lead to new jobs for workers performing basic car maintenance and repair, with more entry-level workers needed to perform these services. Additional job openings will also be created by the need to replace retiring baby boomers.

“The real demand is for qualified technicians – those with formal training, good diagnostic and problem-solving abilities and training in electronics and computer skills,” says John Hurd, president of the WyoTech campus in Sacramento, Calif. “In fact, those without the required skills will likely face stiff competition for entry-level positions.”

Despite the bright job prospects, finding talented employees with the right skill set is difficult. Hurd stressed that WyoTech makes an important contribution to the automotive industry by training young people for careers in automotive technology. He said that advances in automotive technology do not pose significant challenges for WyoTech, “As far as manufacturing, if you build it, we are going to train our technicians to fix it.”

Many of WyoTech’s students are entering the automotive industry from other fields and possess a passion for learning new technology. “We’re seeing a lot of people entering the field from the construction field looking for opportunities – and finding them in the automotive industry,” he says.

Hurd expressed the importance of reaching out to young people and helping them learn about the options for a career in automotive technology. “We have to introduce them to the industry early and really light that passion in them,” he says. “That’s the key to getting new people in the industry.”

One of the challenges that WyoTech faces is a lack of basic knowledge among entering students. “We get students who don’t even know what a screwdriver is, so we still have to start with the basics.” Hurd went on to say that as a result, WyoTech adapted its curricula and programs not only to the technology, but also to the realistic needs of students today. “We’ve had to adjust to current and even advanced technologies so that we can introduce more hybrid technology and advanced diagnostics. You have to know how to tune the engine and chassis to work together, for instance. The adjustments we’ve made have allowed us to add to the programs. While we used to have a six-month program, we now go through nine-, 12- and 15-month programs so that students can raise their skill levels and become better employees.”

Hurd stressed the importance of vocational education and technical colleges in helping the industry meet its future talent needs. “I think that society as a whole has to realize that four-year colleges aren’t possible, desirable or necessary for everybody. A focused technical education can teach people the skills that they are going to need for the future they desire,” he says.

Older Cars Using New Technologies to Be More Safe in Driving

LIKE many parents of young drivers, Shane Coulter wants his 16-year-old daughter’s car to be as safe as possible when she takes to the road. But like many older vehicles, the 2008 Jeep Wrangler that he bought for her lacked many high-tech safety features, like a rearview camera, that are increasingly found in newer cars.

But that didn’t mean he had to be left out of the technological revolution. Audiovox makes a rearview camera that can be added on.

“I actually put it on my daughter’s Jeep,” said Mr. Coulter, who lives in Warner Robins, Ga.

The rearview camera is one of the most popular of a growing list of add-on devices and services that promise to bring modern features to aging jalopies.

“Lane departure and collision warning, pedestrian warnings, high-beam control and traffic sign recognition — all of those can be retrofitted in a customer’s car,” said Elad Serfaty, a vice president at Mobileye, whose technology is built into a variety of vehicles from BMW, Volvo and other carmakers that offer collision detection and prevention.

A warning and monitoring system that can be added to older vehicles, like the Mobileye 660, costs roughly $1,000 including a professional installation, Mr. Serfaty said, but he pointed out that the benefits could outweigh the costs. A Highway Loss Data Institute study of Honda Accords and Crosstours equipped with lane departure and forward collision warnings, for example, found a 14 percent reduction in damage claims compared with models without the systems.

Consequently, many car accessory companies are joining the driver assistance trend. Garmin, hoping to resuscitate flagging sales of portable navigation devices, has incorporated such technology in its $400 nüviCam LMTHD. The navigation device has a built-in video camera that scans the road ahead, offering not only directions but also chimes and yellow icon warnings whenever a driver drifts out of the lane or starts tailgating.

Usually cited as a major distraction to drivers, smartphones are also being enlisted to create alert systems. One of the earliest and most extensive driver assistance apps was iOnRoad, now owned by Harman International. Using a smartphone’s built-in camera, the app monitors the car’s speed and distance from the vehicle ahead, sounding a loud alarm if the distance shrinks too quickly or the driver fails to brake sufficiently.

Using the app can feel like having a digital back-seat driver that chides you every time you drift too close to the fog line. But iOnRoad’s constant pings can work to adjust driving habits, like improving driver alertness and increasing the following distance between cars.

“If you have a teenage driver, the app will allow you to analyze driving habits,” said Alon Atsmon, vice president for technology strategy at Harman. “It can log events, such as tailgating and lane departure warnings, then score his driving compared to other drivers around the world.” The basic app is free; a premium $5 version adds dashcamlike video recording and speed limit sign recognition.

Many customers decide to upgrade the older family car when it gets handed down to a new teenage driver, according to Keith Imbriglio, the manager at Long Radio, an installation firm in Hadley, Mass.

Among the most popular add-ons, he said, are rearview cameras like the one Mr. Coulter installed on his daughter’s Wrangler. They all but eliminate blind spots behind vehicles.

The Audiovox ACA900, which Mr. Coulter purchased, is a $129 wide-angle backup video camera with an ultrasonic sensor. It mounts in a rear license plate bracket and sounds proximity warnings and displays a picture in a dashboard LCD screen or replacement rearview mirror.

When the car is put into reverse, the rearview picture appears, including distance and parking guidelines. If the driver gets too close to a pedestrian or nearby obstruction, the system beeps loudly and powerfully and shows a red “STOP” alert on the video monitor.

The biggest problem with the systems, Mr. Imbroglio said, is that they take a lot of time to install. Labor can add $70 to $100 to the price for consumers, many of whom may balk at sinking more money into an aging vehicle with tens of thousands of miles on it.

So some drivers opt for do-it-yourself tracking and car monitoring devices that simply plug into the onboard diagnostic or OBD-II port under the dashboard of cars built from 1996 onward. The proliferation of OBD II devices include models like those pitched by insurance companies promising to lower rates for good driving habits or those from Silicon Valley start-ups looking to capitalize on the connected car trend.

Taking connected car apps to the next level, Viper, which makes car alarms, has just introduced software that works with Apple and Android smartwatches. The Viper SmartStart 4.0 app can remotely start, locate and unlock a car from a compatible watch. The forthcoming Android app will even obey voice commands, like “O.K., Google, start my car,” according to the company. A typical Viper module package costs $399, installed, with geofencing alerts — which let parents know when their child strays outside a preset zone — available for an annual fee of $99.

William Stewart of Brooklyn was persuaded.

“I could be anywhere in the world and I can lock and unlock the car,” said Mr. Stewart, who had a Viper system professionally installed in his 2014 Lexus RS350. Initially, he was interested in adding a remote start feature for cold weather days, but liked the additional features. “And when the alarm triggers, it gives you a notification on your phone.”

For all the technical sleight of hand, there are limits to what aftermarket upgrades can bring to a car. Unlike built-in options in new cars, none of these systems can automatically brake a vehicle to prevent a crash or steer a car toward the center of the lane when the driver wanders. And none of the upgrades will stop a car remotely like OnStar can in the event of a theft.

United States Banned Mobile Phone Usage in the Car

 Americans have been driving cars and using telephones for about a century. But it’s only been in the past five or 10 years that we’ve been combining these two activities. and we’re finding out that it’s a dangerous mix.

A new Nationwide Insurance survey revealed that 45 percent of drivers say they have been hit or nearly hit by another driver using a cell phone. The danger is also evident in the seemingly daily news stories about deadly crashes caused by someone texting behind the wheel.

The government reports that 5,870 people were killed and 515,000 were injured last year in crashes where at least one form of driver distraction was reported. Driver distraction was involved in 16 percent of all fatal crashes in 2008 and was prevalent among young drivers.

Americans are getting fed up with people driving while distracted (DWD). Nationwide’s latest survey found that 80 percent of Americans favor a ban on texting while driving, and more than half say they would support a ban on cell phone use altogether while driving.

“In recent months, the debate about the dangers of DWD has intensified as more and more states consider taking legislative action,” said Bill Windsor, Nationwide’s Safety Officer. “The survey results confirm that there is strong public support for banning texting while driving.”

Instead of waiting for the federal and state governments to make these behaviors illegal, Nationwide is working toward technological solutions that address the peer pressure that drivers get from friends and family to stay connected. About two-thirds of respondents to a recent Nationwide poll said they feel pressure to answer calls when on the road.

These solutions involve software installed on a phone or Blackberry that recognizes when you’re driving and blocks incoming calls and texts, using an auto-reply message to let your friends know that you’re driving. Nationwide even plans to offer insurance discounts to drivers who use these devices once they become available.

“Teens have this two-minute rule — somebody sends a text message, and if you don’t get back within two minutes, the other person feels you’re mad at them, or something’s wrong,” Windsor said. “We think this technology will fill that gap.”

In addition to saving lives, fewer DWD-related crashes could also result in lower insurance costs for consumers.

“DWD impacts all of us in one form or another, and Nationwide will continue to raise public awareness about this important issue,” said Windsor. “By working closely with legislators, public safety officials and other key stakeholders, we can arrive at real-world solutions to this problem and help make the roads a safer place.”

Driving Guide Of Satellite Radio

Here is your guide to Satellite Radio from Sirius.

1. How Does It All Work?
Satellite radio is a digital audio service originating from studios in Canada and the United States. It is broadcast throughout North America by satellites travelling in an orbit above the western hemisphere. Vehicles equipped with a satellite radio receiver and a subscription can access Sirius’ 120 channels of news, talk, sports and commercial-free music programming, which includes some of entertainment’s biggest names – Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Cosmo Radio, ESPN, Hockey Night in Canada Radio, NASCAR and CNN.

2. How Can I Get Satellite Radio In My Car?
It’s as easy as checking with your dealer as most new vehicles are available with satellite radio. Additionally, there are a variety of Sirius aftermarket dock-and-play and portable radios available that can be installed quickly and easily.

3. I Live In A Remote Part Of The Country. Will I Be Able To Get A Signal?
Sirius Satellite radio provides coverage across North America from urban centres to some of the most remote regions. Even while you are travelling from one province to another or within the U.S., the reception will remain clear.

4. What About Road Trips?
Satellite radio was made for road trips. With Sirius, you won’t be out of range and you can drive from Victoria to Charlottetown or Winnipeg to Miami without ever having to change the channel.

5. What Type of Commercial-free Music is Available? 
Sirius offers a variety of music that is completely commercial-free from almost every genre including 80s pop hits, classic rock, opera, hip hop, country and jazz. Sirius also offers channels dedicated to iconic musicians that have included Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio, Grateful Dead Radio, Paul McCartney’s Fireman Radio, Coldplay Nation, ABBA Radio and Neil Diamond Radio, among many others.

6. Can I Listen At Home? 
With a plug-and-play Sirius radio and a homekit or boombox accessory, you can listen to satellite radio anywhere.

7. Can I Listen Online? 
Subscribers can listen to Sirius programming over the Internet from their computer at home or work, at no additional cost.

8. What About Cost? 
Subscriptions are available for a monthly cost of $14.99. Subscribers can arrange to have a pay-as-you go monthly plan or a one, two or three year subscription.

Microsoft Puts the Voice-Activation Software at Hyundai

Microsoft is expected to announce Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea, that it will develop a version of its Microsoft Auto software for the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, the world’s fifth-largest automaker.

Microsoft already has a deal with the Ford Motor Company for its Sync system, which uses voice activation technology to operate cellphones and play digital music.

With both Ford and Hyundai as customers, Microsoft’s software could potentially be put into more than eight million vehicles worldwide each year. Its competitors include OnStar from General Motors, Johnson Controls and QNX Software Systems from Harman International.

Systems based on Microsoft Auto are available in Fiat Group vehicles in Europe and South America, as well as in 12 Ford models in North America.

Microsoft Auto will first appear in Hyundai vehicles in North America in 2010, said Martin Thall, general manager of Microsoft’s automotive business unit. Subsequent versions will give drivers voice control over navigation systems and video entertainment, in addition to cellphones and digital music players.

The Hyundai deal suggests that Microsoft may be achieving the critical mass it needs to encourage other companies to create links to its auto software, in much the same way that third parties create software applications to run on Windows-based PCs.

With millions of potential users, G.P.S. navigation device makers like TomTom and Garmin may start developing software for their products specifically for Ford and Hyundai.

“Microsoft is certainly raising their level of involvement and their competitiveness in the automotive industry,” said Phil Magney, an analyst at the Telematics Research Group. “It makes it one of the top operating systems that automakers must consider in developing their ‘infotainment’ systems.”

Details of the Hyundai deal were not available Monday. But Mr. Magney noted that revenue from the automotive systems was minuscule compared with other areas of Microsoft’s business.

So the goal of becoming the software standard for cars is largely strategic, creating new ways to align the company’s various products. One possible example would be using its online mapping and traffic prediction software, called Clearflow, in future versions of Microsoft Auto.

Microsoft Auto has been exclusive to Ford in North America, but that agreement ceases at the end of the year.

“But we still have plans for future versions with Ford” of the Sync system, Mr. Thall said. “It’s an ongoing relationship.”

It also brings the company full circle. Before Microsoft was founded, one of Bill Gates’s early endeavors was Traf-O-Data, a company that computerized traffic counters in the early ’70s.

Automotive industry to gain from simulation-based engineering

The global automotive industry has been growing constantly. Technologies such as connected transport, smart driver experience, improved battery management systems and better fuel efficiency are reforming the automotive industry.Innovation never stops!

Automotive manufacturers are required to work in uncertain conditions with increasing complexity as a result of wide range of products available to the customer, changing technologies, increasing pressure to innovate, environmental concerns and globalization.

Simulation-based engineering

Engineers are constantly under pressure to develop products that are future-proof. Hence, it is vital to bring the right expertise together that can combine multiple engineeringdisciplinesto handle challenging applications that lead to faster production.

Simulation-based engineeringhelps develop the products in a risk-free environment. This is a faster and more cost effective way to test the products when the expectations are high and failure can be disastrous.Simulation is the key to shorteningtime tomarket as it will accelerate the workflow from design to prototype.

COMSOL Multiphysics enables automotive engineersto accurately investigate design concept to production and fully benefit from the virtual prototyping capabilities that it offers. With COMSOL Multiphysics engineers can couple electromagnetics with heat transfer, structural mechanics, fluid flow, and other physical phenomena, allowing them to accuratelysolve real world problems.

A thermoelectric cooler application is one of 50 app examples available with COMSOL Multiphysics. The user may test different geometries, thermocouple configurations, and material selection in order to determine the ideal cooler option for a specific configuration or an optimized design for best performance.

Researchers working within the automotive industry have used COMSOL Multiphysicsto study corrosion in automotive parts found in car paneling, for example. Simulation helpsresearchers investigate electrochemical reactions on the surface of the rivet, analyze decay in sheet metal, and understand the effects of geometry in the corrosion process.

Multiphysics for everyone

It’s important to support the experts who often have to serve the entire organization while covering a diverse range of simulation needs,by bringing simulation to a larger group of people. The latest version of COMSOL Multiphysics and its Application Builder provides simulation experts with the tools needed to turn their detailed physics and mathematical models into easy-to-use simulation apps for use by everyone in their organization and beyond.

Designers can easily build a simplified interface based on their model in order to let anyone in the product development team test different operating conditions and configurations. Given how competitive the automotive industry is, building simulation apps for an entire team will allow designers to maketheir expertise easily available and free up resources to develop new concepts.

In order to get the products out in the market faster, experts should be able to deploy their simulations easily that is accessible to a larger group of people. This is already a reality thanks to the addition of the Application Builder to COMSOL Multiphysics for creating simulation apps and the introduction of COMSOL Server to distribute them via a COMSOL Client or browser.

The Importance of Charging Nitrogen Gas in Your Vehicle Tires

Have you ever thought that filling of Nitrogen gas in the tyres of your vehicle would help in the maintenance of the tyre? Well, today in this article we will discuss as to why Nitrogen gas is must for our car and bike tyres.

Nitrogen is a chemical substance which is non-flammable in nature. It is a non-toxic gas and belongs to the family of inert gases. The property of inert gases is that they do not fuse with any other gas at any temperature. The fundamental nature of nitrogen is to keep minimum moisture inside the tyres.

Since nitrogen gas is cooler than the naturally compressed air, it makes the car useful in any driving conditions. How come? Since the stress level on the tyre, while moving is less, it means that the tyre remains cool. Due to less temperature, the wear and tear of the tyre are also less.

After long hours of running the temperature of the tyres become very high and has a tendency to burst. So, filling of a tyre with nitrogen gas reduces the chances of explosion by 90%. This becomes a lifesaver on the highway where high-speed and long hours, both pose a threat to the car and its passengers.

So filling your car tyres with nitrogen gas causes no harm but the benefits you get by filling it should be commensurate with your usage. I came across most of the articles stating that filling of nitrogen gas in car tyres makes no sense if you are a city user or driving on highways at 70-80 km/hr.

But, to be very frank and honest with my reader’s I would like to tell you that you can fill your tyres with nitrogen gas no matter whatever may be the condition. After going through the benefits of this gas why would it make no sense in filling it? I, myself, has filled my car tyres and as well as my two wheelers with N2 gas. You can opt for one year membership for your car at around INR 300-500 and two-wheelers at INR 250. Once you fill your vehicle with N2 gas check it every three months for tyre pressure. In the end, they close your tyre filling nozzle with a green cap indicating that your tyre is filled with nitrogen gas.

So, the eight important reasons for filling your vehicle tyres with nitrogen gas are as follows:-

  1. It maintains proper inflation 3-4 times longer. You need not fill your tyres or check it every time for gas pressure.
  1. It reduces puncture. In the case of tubeless tyres, it becomes more beneficial.
  1. Superior handling of the vehicle in all-weather conditions.
  1. It is mostly used in racing cars (F1) and aircraft tyres.
  1. Saves your fuel up to 10%.
  1. Your tyre life becomes longer.
  1. Decrease in wheel corrosion due to the absence of moisture unlike in the case of regular air it contains moisture.
  1. It does not catch fire since nitrogen is an inert gas. (For your knowledge, inert gases are those who do not undergo chemical reactions under a given set of conditions).

So don’t keep a doubt about filling your vehicle tyres with N2 gas. I give you my word, and hopefully, you can trust me. You will find this gas at large outlets of tyre showrooms and repair shops. Some of them are Bridgestone, Ajmera tyres and similar like that. Well, I filled it from Ajmera tyres. There would be many gas filling stations in your city, and the cost would vary not only from city to city but also vary with each shop.

Tips For Extending The Life Of Your Car

If you have a car, you have to do a lot of things to keep it running smoothly and effectively. Investing in buying a car is a great thing; if you know how to keep you know the basics of keeping it in a good condition.Experts always provide you tips in order to keep your car in a proper working condition. There are few tips listed below.

Be patient-
First, be extra patient during the break in period, specially first thousand miles or sixteen hundred kilometers. Keep your car speed under 55 mph and avoid using heavy loads on the drive train.

Go to a reputable gas station-
Second, fill the gas tank of your car from reputable gas stations. Avoid filling it up from the gas stations where underground tankers are getting filled because the turbulence can cause sediments which may result in clogging the fuel injectors and filters. This is also become the reason of your cars poor performance.

Check and change oil-
Third, on a regular basis, change the oil of the car. This can save your car’s engine and will give it a longer life. By changing the oil and filtering it you can save many bugs later on. If you are not checking and changing the oils regularly it can affect your engine and may result in failure.

Use a light weighted key chain-
Get rid of that heavy key ring dangling with your car keys. Light up the weight because it can wear out the system inside the ignition. This will result in the failure of your car’s ignition switch. So in order to avoid damaging your ignition switch, buy a light and beautiful key ring. In case your switch is giving you problems, like your keys stuck in while you try to start your car, get it checked. It means your switch is about to fail.

Change the coolant often-
Do change the coolant after every year. Mix distilled water with coolant and put it in your car, it will keep the cooling system of your car in a good working condition.

Park in shade-
It is advisable to park your car in shade. In order to save it from sun and UV rays. The UV rays can affect the interior of your car, so UV protection should be applied.

Drive with care-
Last but not least, drive your vehicle with love and care on the roads. If you will take care of your car today by driving slowly and nicely it will not bother you much later on in the future. It will also save you from running to the mechanic and back.

Challenge From Car Dealer to Buyer

The Car manufacturing industries, just like any other, have got business challenges of its own, which need to be taken care off on a regular basis. Maintaining the current market position while fulfilling the customer’s demand is a tough task when factors like low manufacturing cost, production timing, proper planning, and execution can easily decide your fate in the target market if overlooked. The material and component suppliers make the competition even more severe with constant innovation and delivering better quality parts at the lowest possible level.

Dealers are one of the most prominent partners in the car manufacturing industry who are facing the real challenges to persuade a buyer. They need to interact, convince, and show extraordinary skills to influence a customer to buy the vehicle. Moreover, nowadays customers have the choice of online stores where they can compare prices, know the technical specifications in detail, etc. Therefore convincing a customer is becoming more challenging for the dealership as customers are aware of every detail of vehicles.

Research carried out by a third party shows that 60% of the Auto industry business is done by the existing customers, 11% through the internet and the rest 29% through walk-in.

Limitations of Dealership

  • Mostly rely on Emails, SMS, cold-calling, walk-ins, etc
  • Organising promo drives (which adds extra costs)
  • Lack of genuine data (from conferences and walk-ins)

The dealership challenges get even worse when a vehicle manufacturer asks the Dealers to do the following things that are needed to maintain a company’s competency in the market.

  • Maintaining a high cost of inventory (vehicles displays, stock, spare parts, )
  • Manpower cost (technical, admin and sales)
  • Cost of setting infrastructure facility
  • Real Estate

So, here comes a big challenge for the dealers to find a solution to reduce the operational costs while maximizing the profit.

Today’s market is demanding dealerships to move from a regular, outdated, and low result oriented methods to something new and trendy along with goal oriented. Therefore, to overcome all the above dealership challenges, proposed a customized mobile application solution to stay at customer’s fingertips.

  • Enhance dealership brand value
  • All the details at fingertips (vehicle cost, technical specs, customer queries, )
  • Creating better recall of brands in a long run
  • Book a service appointment anytime
  • Reach out to sales & technical team through the app
  • Create promos for special offers and deals

A dealer can connect with customers sending info of latest model/technical advantages upon its competitors and promote the brand without incurring additional cost through mobile apps.