Porsche feels that chauffeur driven executives are the Executive Panamera market, and they believe that market is in the US and China, they may be correct, but it all depends on Porsche’s definition of “a market.” Our (ISDA) experience and our surveys indicate that it will be a hard sell.
A consumer report article begins with the sentence, “In a striking example of the law of unintended consequences, a popular automotive convenience feature, push-button start, can lead to accidental death from carbon-monoxide poisoning.” Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) complaint database suggests a growing pattern of keyless-start-related mishaps, ranging from a loss […]
At some point, almost everyone has seen the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light appear on the dashboard. Its purpose is to warn you that at least one or more tires is significantly under-inflated, possibly creating unsafe driving conditions. The tire pressure readings are provided by pressure-sensing transmitters mounted inside each tire and sent […]
There is confusion about exactly what constitutes an autonomous vehicle. The government has eliminated the confusion by separating vehicles’ levels of driver control. There are four levels of control. This is the government’s definition of a no-automation (Level 0): The driver is in complete and sole control of the primary vehicle controls – brake, steering, throttle, […]
From a website based in the UK , written for the UK market. Interesting that it has similar results to our survey. http://www.thechauffeur.com/s-class-clinches-chauffeur-readers-choice-award/
A while back we conducted a Vehicle Dynamics Training Program for a Law Enforcement Agency in Massachusetts. One of the training vehicles was a Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicle – SUV. Not that I am a skeptic BUT I never thought you would ever use the words Police Packed SUV and pursuit in the same sentence. But […]