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Wed, May 28th - 1:26AM

Toyota Prius is not the most selling car in California. Who is the new king of the Golden State?
It debuted in 1995 at the Tokyo Motor Show. Since then, it has been on every green consumer’s mind. Many environmentally conscious consumers of California love this Japanese beauty that goes by the name of Prius. 

Prius has been the best-selling automobile since 2012. It was the king of the Golden State. Sadly, Toyota’s highly popular car has been dethroned by another Japanese giant. The Californian auto sales data of this year’s first quarter shows Honda Accord were sold more than Toyota’s cleanest vehicle. 300 more Accord hybrid was sold than Prius in California. Also, Prius sales are down by nearly 20 percent in the first four months of 2014.
Prius was an unchallenged leader in the early years. But, today there is heightened competition in the hybrid car market. Californians have several hybrid alternatives like the Accord, Ford Focus, Nissan Pathfinder, etc.

Since its introduction in U.S. market in 2007, Prius has undergone just two significant redesigns. In this world, where consumers constantly require newer models and upgrades, Toyota has clearly fallen behind. On the other hand, Honda introduced ninth generation of the Accord model.

Prius was once a status symbol. Californians loved showing off their progressive attitude with a Prius. But today, things are different. Prius is just one of the many brands with a hybrid tag. However, it is still a long way for Honda to beat Toyota at the national level. Toyota has sold more than 61,000 models of Prius whereas Honda has sold just 4,200 and most of them in California.

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Tue, May 20th - 8:44PM

California! This is the Future of Driving

(Jetsons lived in futuristic 2062 but you could beat them in innovation with driverless cars.)

The Jetsons lived in 2062. A futuristic dreamland of quirky inventions, holograms and robots! And, still poor George had to perform the mundane task of driving his own car. But, you and I have the benefit of sleeping, reading, working or simply day-dreaming while driving a car. This is no April fool’s joke. Apparently, Google is working on driverless car. And, guess the state in which the testing is going on. Your very own state of California!

Google believes that driverless cars can drive more safely and reduce accidents. The internet giant says that its fleet of no-human-driver cars is mastering the streets of California and it could be available to public in 2017.

(Google co-founder Sergey Brin after riding in a driverless car.)

(Google onboard camera navigating city streets in California)

The company has declared that its cars have become skilled at dealing with motorway driving. But, city driving will still take at least 3 years because of impediments like pedestrians, cyclists and blind corners.

Google uses sensors, radars and laser to develop 3D maps for the car in real-time. The company’s software helps in categorizing the near-by objects into 4 groups -moving vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and static objects (signs, banners, curbs and parked cars). Initially, the technology was rather simple and it could recognise a group of street-walkers as a single person. However, today, it can distinguish between them successfully.Also, the company is working on dealing with cyclists. Google engineers have taught the software to predict cyclist behavior on the basis of encounters during the 10,000 mile test-drives on the California city streets. They still need to work on things like understanding gestures of other drivers.

Don’t think Google is the only entity in the driverless car market.

>> Volvo has initiated its “Drive Me” project. Under the plan, the company has begun testing 100 self-driving cars on the streets of Sweden.

>> Daimler AG expects that they will be able to provide autonomous vehicles by 2025.

>> Nissan Motor Co. declares it will be ready with a self-driving car by 2020.

>> Toyota Motor Corp. and Audi are occupied in the same pursuit.

California DMV is in the process of formulating rules for driverless cars in the Golden State. States like Nevada, Florida, Michigan and Washington D.C. are also creating regulations for the same.

The future seems interesting! Doesn’t it?

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Fri, May 16th - 5:29AM

Everyone’s Mad over Mustang and now it is the Chance of Los Angeles

Mustang – we love you so much! We simply cannot get over the fact that you are 50 years old. We are so happy that we can’t stop celebrating. After the Empire State Building last month, the party moved west coast at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Every SoCal Mustang lover was present at “Mustang Madness Weekend”. The event was held on May 3rd and 4th. It was incredible for pony lovers who got to show their car at the event.It was a fun-filled event that included massive bounce house and scavenger hunt for families. Hourly guided tours of Mustang exhibit and an autograph session with Mustang heroes made it entertaining.

The highlight of the weekend event was Peterson Museum’s latest exhibit, “Mustangs Forever: 50 Years of a Legend.” The exhibit has Mustang from each generation including 1965 convertible that Ronald Reagan drove during his California gubernatorial campaign, 1965 Shelby GT350 “Barn Find”, a 1971 Mach 1 Cobra Jet, a 1974 Mustang II, 1993 SVT Cobra, 2000 Cobra R, a 2006 Shelby GT-H and 2011 Ford Mustang GT Retractable Hardtop.

This amazing display will run till October of this year. So, if you are in LA, don’t miss it. It is a great chance to admire the beauty of Mustang.

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Fri, May 9th - 9:33PM

Kudos to Coloradan Car Buyers! You help to aced the race

Congratulations to all the happy car buyers of Colorado for buying their favorite car. Because of all of you, the state was able to highest number of car sales in the month of March. Nearly 16,000 new vehicles were registered in the month of March. On year-to-year basis, the March sales were up by approximately 12 %. This is better than the national average.

And, the reason for higher sales is simple – lower unemployment and higher consumer confidence.

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Mon, May 5th - 3:32AM

Denver Auto Show – One and Only Hydrogen Fuel Car of Colorado

What is the one thing about cars that environmentalists hate? It’s the emissions from an automobile. But, nature lovers should not worry about it. 2014 Denver Auto Show presented the only commercial vehicle in Colorado that doesn’t run on gas. Instead, it uses something that’s all around us. The car uses the hydrogen and oxygen from the atmosphere and combines them to produce electricity. The only thing that is emitted by the car is water. This means the car emits no harmful pollutants in the atmosphere.

Don’t think it is some uncomfortable ride with average features. Montreux Energy, that presented the car at the Show, has used the luxurious Mercedes as the prototype for creating gas-free vehicle. This vehicle is practical and can be actually used by car drivers of Colorado.

There are several companies who are investing in fuel-cell technology which will replace gasoline as the fuel. Let’s hope these vehicles are as affordable as they are useful in reducing carbon foot-prints.

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