How to Take Your Ride Into the Future

Some of you have the ability to choose the right vehicle for you, like my father, and drive them until the wheels fall off so to speak. You can put a couple hundred thousand miles on a vehicle and be just as happy with it as the day you bought it. You see new a vehicle driving down the road and you know the price they are paying for that new ride and it makes you happy just knowing the money you are saving.

You are seriously considering it, but why?

You really don’t need a smartphone to connect the Bluetooth, most of the Android radios today will connect to any device that is Bluetooth ready, but let’s say with the money you are saving you bought a smartphone and now you would like to make the best of the Bluetooth with the hands-free calling option that everyone else has. Then you find that you can download a playlist of your favorite songs to your phone. Now you want a radio that can play your songs while you are in your vehicle. And to top it all off, your new smartphone has GPS navigation, but it uses your data. Even with all of these features, you still don’t have a backup camera.

How do you get all of these features in your vehicle without trading up or spending a small fortune on an upgraded radio, with an affordable aftermarket radio? There is a wide range of radios on the market. There are some that are less than the average car payment and then there are some that are as much as the average mortgage payment. We opted for the reasonably affordable kind. You will have to get a touch screen radio if you’re looking for the built-in navigation or a backup camera. Don’t be afraid, if you can operate a smartphone, you can operate a touch screen radio.

What came with our new ride?

We own a 2016 year model vehicle that came from the factory with a touch screen radio, Bluetooth, and a backup camera. It does not have the navigation because that would have required an added badge to the truck put the cost of the vehicle out of our price range. With that being said, we recently upgraded the radio in our 2002 year model vehicle with a radio that has all the bells and whistles, including GPS navigation, and we are seriously debating whether or not we should upgrade the newer truck. The aftermarket radio has more options, a larger screen, and it looks really cool.

Why did we choose ours?

Our teen drives the 2002 model vehicle. The primary reason for adding every safety feature a radio has to offer. We wanted Bluetooth for hands-free calling and streaming music wirelessly, GPS navigation, WIFI, a DVR dash cam(yeah a Dash Cam), and a backup camera without filling the dash full of devices.

Their music is downloaded to the phone or through an app. With the built-in Bluetooth, the radio automatically connects to the phone, giving them access to their music. No more flipping through CD’s just to find that one song you want to listen to. It was nothing short of a miracle all those years of flipping through CD’s while driving down the road and keeping it between the ditches. Talk about distractions!

In conclusion.

It’s OK to take that small leap into the future. You will probably appreciate answering phone calls without reaching for the phone. Use the backup camera to hook up to the camper or any other trailer and get it right the first time. Navigate to a destination without having an extra device hanging from the dash. And last but not least, our radio has a built-in DVR dash cam. I don’t even have to explain the importance of that feature.

Why You Should Be Excited About Maserati MC20′s Bilstein DampTronic X Suspension

MC20 is the upcoming vehicle by Maserati. This is an innovative sports car and uses the latest technological advancement, such as the Bilstein DampTronic X suspension system. The company has been working on a brand new strategy in order to introduce a flagship supercar. In this article, we are going to find out why you should be excited about this new release.

The vehicle comes with a 90 degree V6 3-litre turbocharged engine. The prism between the spark ignition systems allows the vehicle to produce power of 621 HP. Consequently, the vehicle enjoys a power to weight ratio of 2.33 kg/hp.

The chasers are made from carbon fibre monocoque, which is ultra-lightweight. Using the most recent composite material and different building techniques, this vehicle weighs only 1500 kg.. Besides, the suspension system is state of the art.

The dynamic shock absorbers are independent and compact. It was made specifically for this vehicle. Apart from this, it has been tested on different types of tracks including the wet roads.

The DampTronic X technology adjusts the damping forces in a couple of milliseconds. The idea is to meet the requirements set by the central control unit. Then there are some sensors that perform the monitoring of oscillations and vibrations. Also, the EDC unit adapts the damping force of the wheels to offer the ideal state of performance and comfort. Based on the driving mode, the system can change the characteristics of the suspension.

Apart from this, there is the default mode, which is designed for regular driving. Apart from this, it soften the suspension in order to offer the maximum comfort level. Besides, it also makes the sound of the engine civilized enough at low revolutions. The active exhaust is opened around 5000 RPM.

The other mode allows better maneuverability on difficult surfaces, such as damp and wet roads. It helps achieve this purpose by reducing the damping force of the shocks and putting a limit to the engine boast.

If you choose the sports mode, you will enjoy the maximum performance from the vehicle. However, the suspension will become stiffer so that the vehicle remains stable at high speeds. You can override the suspension settings and make changes to the damping forces.

Apart from this, new technology increases the ground clearance of the vehicle by up to 1.9 inches to protect the underside of the vehicle from steep ramps and speed bumps. This suspension system is dynamic, which is why it offers extreme performance and maximum comfort at the same time based on the driving conditions.