Are in-car radios a thing of the past? Well, maybe not yet, but automakers believe that in the next 5-10 years, AM and FM in-dash radio systems will be replaced by other things such as radio via smartphone.
Automakers have already killed the cassette player, and CD players may be on their way out as well. Many believe that all audio will be delivered via smartphone in the upcoming years and it doesn’t seem so hard to believe for us.
According to an article in the Detroit News, “It's already becoming a reality: Drivers of Fords and Lincolns can access several popular smartphone applications through the MyFord Touch dashboard interface. General Motors Co. says it will soon offer high-speed 4G mobile-Internet capabilities inside its cars.”
But, a vast majority of adults still listen to the radio weekly and it’s still a top choice among drivers for in-car entertainment. So, automakers have a lot to think about when deciding whether or not to do-away with the ability to adjust the radio straight from the dashboard.
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Though this new electric car is about to be launched in the UK and may not even be available in the US, we’ve heard so many great things that we couldn’t help but write a post about it as the best green car on the market.
According to nextgreencar.com, “Renault ZOE is the first supermini car to be designed as an all-electric model. A city car ideal for everyday use, it boasts the latest technology. Renault ZOE ships with six world firsts, designed to make it an easy-to-drive connected car with significant range.”
NextGreenCar.com is a database of new green cars and allows you to search and compare cars based on many different criteria. We had a chance to catch up with them about he Renault ZOE and they were in agreement about this car being the best green car on the market. "With the ZOE, the first all-electric supermini, Renault offers an EV with potential to ignite the mass-market,” explains Melanie Shufflebotham of Next Green Car. “Form and function are stylishly combined to provide zero-emissions and a 130 mile range; all for the same price as a conventional model."
There’s no question that this is the best option when it comes to affordable green cars that are great for any lifestyle. “The most convincing electric car yet by far as Renault goes straight to the end game and by-passes the halfway house of hybrids,” Melanie adds. “For singles, couples or families doing less than 90 miles a day, the Renault ZOE is now a credible, fun and affordable alternative to an internal combustion engine car.”
To learn more about the Renault ZOE, visit their website. To get a free auto insurance quote, visit www.safeauto.com.
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According to an article on Mashable.com, Ferrari has launched a V12-powered hybrid supercar with a 789-horsepower gasoline and a 160-horsepower electric motor. The car reaches 62 MPH in 3 seconds. Just for a point of comparison, it takes one of the best selling cars in the US, the Toyota Corolla 8.5 seconds. So yes, this new Ferrari is a fast car.
In addition to being fast, the Ferrari also has a highly efficient motor, both at high speeds and low speeds. There will only be 499 models built and the price has not yet been announced, but if you’re driving one of these babies (or anything else for that matter), you better make sure you’re insured!
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