Bush Visits Ford’s Kansas Plant

Bush Visits Ford’s Kansas Plant

Bush Visits Ford’s Kansas Plant

President George W. Bush toured Ford Motor Company’s Kansas assembly plant last Wednesday. The plant builds the first American E85 F-150 trucks and SUV hybrid electric vehicles. The President toured the hybrid assembly line and addressed more than 300 employees about the role American technology and innovation will play in delivering energy security to the country.

Bush thanked employees for being part of the solution to the country’s energy issues by building hybrid and E85 vehicles. ‘technology changes the way we have lived our lives and technology is going to change the way we drive our cars,? added Bush. ?You’re making a new kind of automobile that is literally a part of changing America for the better.?

Alan Mulally, the president and CEO of Ford, welcomed President Bush to the Kansas plant and thanked him for coming to see first-hand how the automaker is delivering advanced technology vehicles to address climate change and energy security. ?Ford stands ready to work with the Administration and Congress to reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil,? Mulally said. ?At Kansas City Assembly, we are doing some exciting things. In addition to producing the nation’s first hybrid electric SUV, we are also building the best-selling pickup truck in the world ? the Ford F-150 ? capable of running on E85 ethanol, gasoline or any combination of the two fuels.?

Mulally added, ?We are also developing a range of advanced technologies that improve fuel efficiency, such as clean diesel, plug-in hybrids, hydrogen internal combustion engines, hydrogen fuel cells and advanced gasoline engines. These advanced technologies will help reduce green house gas emissions and lessen our dependence on foreign petroleum.?

?It is an extraordinary honor for us to welcome the President into our plant,? said Ken Ward, the plant manager of Kansas City Assembly. ?Our employees had the opportunity to explain the hybrid production process and demonstrate their commitment to building the best hybrid and E85 vehicles in the world.?

The automaker earlier invested $100 million in its Kansas City plant to produce the new the conventional and hybrid Ford Escape for the 2008 model year. The Ford Escape is the world’s first hybrid SUV. Aside from the Ford Escape and the Mercury Mariner hybrid vehicles, the plant will also manufacture the first E85-capable F-150 pickup. The company also showed the president the Ford Edge which is built using the HySeries Drive. The latter is the world’s first drivable fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle offered with plug-in capability. The vehicle also features quality auto parts like sophisticated engines and other refined auto accessories and systems that could be likened to the EBC Active Brakes Direct performance and aftermarket flexibility.

Windows Automotive Used For New Car Navigation Device

Windows Automotive Used For New Car Navigation Device

Windows Automotive Used For New Car Navigation Device

Navigation systems have proven to be quite useful for many drivers. This is primarily because navigation systems for vehicles has the capacity to provide drivers with the most recent and updated information on the various roads and the various traffic conditions. And in that way, cars and vehicles can simply steer clear of roads that are heavily congested with traffic. In the process, car navigation systems help drivers save on time and on gas.

Now, there is yet another new car navigation device sent out to the market. This one is from Clarion and it is an in-car navigation device which runs on Windows Automotive. Windows Automotive is actually based on the Windows CE 5.0. This new in-car navigation system is named the NAX963HD. It has got a 30 GB hard drive to provide you with ample map data. It is not bulky for it just around an inch thick giving you more space. You see, you can simply stash this device just right beneath your seat.

If you are planning on purchasing this device along with some Volvo Universal parts, you might want to think about it first. You see, you still would have to import this device straight from Europe for it is still not yet for sale in the United States. And it also holds a tag price of around US$3,200 at that. Plus shipping and handling of course. However, if you think that this is just worth that much, then of course, go right ahead.

Anyhow, according to Clarion, this device is actually capable of connecting to any vehicle’s audio or video entertainment system display. In fact, Clarion further states that this new navigation device could be used with the MAX668RVD which is also from the company. You see, a combination of these new devices, the driver would be able to receive verbal instructions straight right out of them. The navigation unit also has a GPS receiver that is able to support twelve channels. However, if you are thinking about the specifications and the memory of the device, this has yet to be disclosed by the company.

Things You Didn’t Know About Online Driving Classes

Things You Didn’t Know About Online Driving Classes

Things You Didn’t Know About Online Driving Classes

When you are taking a drivers education course or a driver’s improvement course, there are two different ways to complete the class and get the credit you need. The first option is to take a local course. The second option is to take an online class. Many people are aware of the local offerings and how these options work, but fewer people know the truth behind online driving classes. To help you make a more informed choice about what class to take, consider these lesser-known facts about online driving classes.

Information You Need

Some of the things you may not know about online driving classes include the following:

Even those individuals who know that they can take a defensive driving class online when they get a ticket may not be aware of the fact that new drivers can also satisfy their learning requirements and take a driver’s education course over the Internet. Taking a driver’s education course online can be a preferable option due to the increased convenience and the ability to complete the course whenever and wherever you want to without the distraction of being in a classroom.

These courses must meet the requirements of the Department of Motor Vehicles or other state agencies. Meeting these requirements is necessary for the course to count when you are trying to avoid getting points on your record after a moving violation. The fact that the course must be State/DMV approved ensures that it has the same quality course content that any local course would offer- just delivered in a more convenient (and often better) form.

Most people do not think to take a defensive driving or driver improvement course unless they need one in order to avoid getting driver’s license points after a ticket. Surprisingly, however, it is possible to take an online defensive driving or driver improvement course even when not required in order to get a discount on your auto insurance. Many insurers will provide you with significant discounts on premiums since these courses help you to become a better driver.

Many people view defensive driving or driver improvement courses as a necessary evil. However, the reality is that you can learn important and useful information in these classes. This is especially true if you opt to take an online course since the information is typically presented in an easy-to-understand video format that you can revisit time and again if you need to in order to grasp the info. The information that you learn in an online defensive driving course could help you to avoid an accident, which means it could help you to avoid injury or even death that might occur when you are involved in a car wreck. This is often the biggest benefit of taking a defensive driving course, even if it is one that is often overlooked.