As the season for family vacations rapidly approaches, the traffic increases and the roadways become congested as tourists hit the highways in droves to make it to their destination. While this is great news for the tourism industry, and for the gas stations along the most traveled vacation routes, there are people out there that aren’t exactly pumped to be sharing the road with your minivans and crossovers; truck drivers.
In this world, there are marketing successes and marketing failures. When advertising agencies put their heads together to market a product, it’s never a sure thing. Sometimes the best idea can go horribly awry and the product flops as a result of a faulty advertising campaign. More often than not, brands go back to the drawing board and try to figure out a new way to market the product before it becomes obsolete or unnecessary. Clearly, this was the case with the Buick line of vehicles, as their recent marketing efforts are knocking it out of the park.
There are certain things that happen when people reach their golden years; things that were once simple become a little bit more complicated. Your body can’t do all the things it used to do, at least not without a struggle. Aging is a process that many of us have difficulty coming to grips with, because we don’t like to admit that we’re less than what we previously were. However, there is honor is growing older gracefully, and accepting what your limitations are. When it comes to driving, senior often have different limitations than that of younger drivers.
Driving around a track at high speeds with no one else on the track takes a specific amount of skill, but that skill level pales in comparison to the challenges faced when an entire field of racers is added to the mix.
During a race a driver has to challenge themselves to not only drive the fastest around the track but to also avoid a collision with other drivers. The precision driving and quick reflexes needed to get the job done on the track take years of driving to hone and master including what a racer should do when they experience a crash.
We’ve been hearing a lot about self-driving technology in the news lately. Some manufacturers are promising the technology before the end of this decade, while others are just toying with the idea. Google has talked about their goals for self-driving cars, and they seem to be taking the strides to make things happen. While it appears that we’re getting closer to the technology, a fatal accident may be responsible for derailing the plans.
In 1588, Philip II of Spain sent a fleet of ships to invade England. These ships were defeated by the English, and the mission was thwarted. This ill-fated mission was known as the Spanish Armada, and while the takeover itself was unsuccessful, the word Armada, alone, denotes strength and power. It’s a good thing that Nissan’s attempt at an Armada was a great deal more successful that Phillip the II’s, because theirs acts as Nissan’s only full-size SUV, and their uber-successful line needs something big behind it.
Part of the American dream is having a family, and that family has transportation needs that go above and beyond that of your typical sedan. In this day and age, many people choose to go the route of the SUV or even the crossover vehicle. However, when it comes to kids, most parents know that jamming three kids into the backseat of an SUV isn’t always practical. They fight, they draw lines across the seat that the others can’t cross, and they generally annoy each other. When it comes to small children, the idea of jamming multiple car seats into the back defeats the purpose of having more space. Having kids means needing extra space, and sometimes it means sacrificing your cool factor and driving a minivan.