Japan’s automakers look beyond scandals to future

Japan is a nation known for many things. Respect for authority, a commitment to quality and a deeply rooted culture of honor. This all made the various scandals that have cropped up periodically in recent years all the more surprising. Nissan openly admitted to using unauthorized safety inspectors and as a result has suspended local car production until such a time as the muddied water has settled. Kobe Steel, a company that supplies the raw material for the building of cars has admitted to forging figures on aluminum and various other materials for decades. Takata a company that produces and sells airbags, sold exploding airbags, leading to both the industries largest ever recall of vehicles, and to their own eventual bankruptcy. It is apparent that things aren't quite what they used to be.

Still, the Japanese automakers are doing their best to move past these numerous and harmful setbacks, with the current goal of using the show to bring forth there latest and greatest in bleeding edge technology from hydrogen powered concept cars, which while not having worked out so well for the Hindenburg, I’m sure has come a long way since then with all caution possible put towards making it as safe as possible. Also completely redesigned all electric cars will be making appearances at the show. With all this effort thrown into making the show a hit, its no wonder the Japanese Automakers are so worried about the show being a flop because of recent events. The idea that domestic consumers will shy away from it because of it is by no means a great stretch. Its exactly the type of thing that would make people step back and reassess a situation.

Nissan which leads as the worlds number one seller of electric vehicles,  is keeping this years model of the marquee an unknown as of right now. If remembered correctly, in the 90’s the marquee was an all steel frame tank that could be t-boned by a Humvee and still come out alright. Having remembered this behemoth of yesteryear, you gotta wonder where they're going with it now almost 30 years later. Undoubtedly it will be different as the only statement released in regard to it is that it "embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.", which while vague is still a relatively promising notion.

Toyota is releasing a new Hydrogen powered concept that will supposedly beat the range of their current hydrogen powered sedan by a factor of 50 percent. Also by Toyota is “the fine comfort ride”, a vehicle that can move between regular driving mode and an automated mode where it drives itself, and during which the seats are able to swivel to face each other creating a mobile meeting room. 

There is a high possibility of something like this, should it succeed, being eventually added to a limo service near you, whether for a corporate event, or as a smaller party bus rental that drives itself this is a perfect addition to any limo service, if only for the novelty of it.

Also being unveiled is the in car Assistant, Yui, serving as a navigator and copilot of sorts. In the future Yui will learn to recognize her users emotions and needs and anticipate what they want and where they want to go. Yui will be implemented into various other devices besides just the car, such as the i-Walk device being released by Toyota.

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All of the releases by the Japanese companies aside, executives do worry that Japan will fall behind China regardless. Both China and Germany are releasing more EV vehicles than japan currently, and if they are to stay competitive in that field Japan will be forced to make adjustments for that or risk losing that portion of their business to China which intends to ramp up production of EV vehicles even further with an emphasis on quality as well as aiming to dominate the market in regard to automated intelligence and self driving cars. All together Japan is capable of making their comeback and are still competitive overall, but to ensure their spot isn't stolen they require the initiative to develop further and meet the demand for EV vehicles with expanded production, or risk falling flat, and losing it all.

Whatever reason you might want to hire a luxury car, it can be concluded that car services offer safety and convenience that cannot be matched with traditional transportation methods.

Experiencing luxury cars like  any of our cars in our fleet is an exciting experience in itself, and no option you choose would ever disappoint. If you would like some suggestions on which ride is best for your event feel free to call us at any time!

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Automotive Industry Events in Florida

The United States has long had a passionate love affair with the Automobile. We were the first country to begin using them, the first to mass produce them, and the first to become enamored with their power and chrome plated glory. The car is as American as apple pie, baseball, and Uncle Sam rolled in one. A status symbol, proof of autonomy, a sign of adulthood, a chariot of steel and gasoline breaking through the barriers standing between you and freedom.

We’ve fallen in love with the sound of the engine, feeling the roar of it in your chest. Theres nothing we have quite the same fondness for, even naming our cars, as if they were a part of the family, a sentiment that we here at A1A limousine share. It’s no wonder that across the entire country and throughout the year there are always events dedicated to cars going on. We here in Florida are no different.

In Davie at Lamborghini of Broward, every Saturday is Supercar Saturday. An event devoted to  supercars, slim and quick, the olympic sprinters of the vehicular world. Welcoming all other cars as well, luxury vehicles, like those that make up our fleet at A1A limo service, classic cars, foreign exotics, Custom rides, American Muscle, and Hot Rods. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.

The Kingsland Car Show is not free, with a 20 dollar pre-registration fee and a 25 dollar regular fee if you don't pre-register. The event welcomes all makes and models, new and old, exotic and mundane, with the event itself marketed as a celebration of transportation. It includes prizes, food, entertainment, and tropies.

Among the many events are a certain type, refferred to as drive or cruise ins, more so a gathering of cars and people in one place, usually at a diner or on a main road with access to shops and restaurants. The Havana Antique and Classic Car CRUISE IN is one such of these. Taking place on the third saturday of every month and attracting classic cars from all over.

 The list of car events in general is long, with 27 car shows, 1 auction, 5 swap meets, and 11 cruise-in’s. A car show is characterized by a large roster of classic and luxury cars on display for the public, show casing the gems of yesteryear for all to see and marvel at. A car auction sells antique or classic cars and custom jobs to the highest bidder, even if you don't intend to buy, it is worth going to most auctions just to see what there is to see and look at whats on sale, especially seeing as Car auctions sell only the most cherished and desired vehicles, and theres a good chance that you'll see things there that you wouldn’t normally see anywhere else. 

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If you are buying, then be prepared to spend a lot of money. Even outside of an auction these vehicles are the cream of the crop and as a result will go for many tens of thousands of dollars, and within the auction that number is only inflated. This isn’t to mean that you are being ripped off or had. As with luxury car services, you get what you pay for. If you pay top dollar you’ll take home a marvel of human engineering that will stand the test of time and can be passed along to your children after you. If on the other hand, your passion for classic cars far surpasses the reserves of your bank account, the auction may not be for you, or if you do go, just enjoy the show and relax while watching your dreams roll by wrapped in chrome and leather.

A swap meet is a more informal gathering, where cars, as well as parts and memorabilia, can be bought, sold, and bargained for. If you yourself are restoring a vehicle, this is where you will want to be. Chances are there are parts here that you need or wont be able to find elsewhere. As a result of the age and the amount of time that has passed since many classic cars first hit the roads and highways of the united states, their parts are often few and far between being expensive and hard to come by commodities. These swap meets are a good chance to bargain for your parts, something impossible on most websites. With that said, almost all vendors at swap meets accept cash only, so if you are buying, be prepared for it.

We here at A1A limousine have a love for all things on four wheels with a motor. Cars are not just our livelihood, they are in many cases our passion, and when it comes down to it, a limousine is just that. We can’t recommend these events enough.

Whatever reason you might want to hire a luxury car, it can be concluded that car services offer safety and convenience that cannot be matched with traditional transportation methods.

Experiencing luxury cars like  any of our cars in our fleet is an exciting experience in itself, and no option you choose would ever disappoint. If you would like some suggestions on which ride is best for your event feel free to call us at any time!

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Self Cleaning Water Filters-Applied In Automotive Industry

To make a Limousine Service marketable and viable, you need two basic things. Punctual and professional drivers, and vehicles for these individuals to drive, and I don’t mean a horse and buggy like the Amish. I mean the iron horses that pound the concrete day in, day out every day and night. In other words, cars, trucks etc. Preferably quite a few of them. This made possible with the heavy machinery used to manufacture the vehicles that carry us throughout our daily lives.

Without these machines much of what has been accomplished couldn’t otherwise be done under any other circumstances, and as a result, just as the vehicles they build must be maintained and taken care of with all due diligence, so to must they, the machines, be cared for and maintained, and their temperature, as with any machine, must be kept to an optimal degree to maintain good performance. As with most coolant systems, water is used, but water, as anyone knows who’s looked at the underside of a leaky water fountain green with mold can attest to, presents its own set of problems.

Particles from the air get into the water, microorganisms and small waterborne plants can grow in the pipes that carry the water, rust can form, small chips of iron may dislodge from the pipes themselves, all of this causing damage in the long run if left unattended. This buildup presents a problem, if it were to cause a blockage in the pipes, water will stop flowing, or worse a pipe could burst if the pressure reached a high enough intensity. and machinery will then begin overheating, which is not just costly to replace, but dangerous for anyone nearby as the possibility of a factory fire is always present. So a solution was required, more precisely, a filter. A filter that was low cost, easy to install, required little maintenance if any, and most importantly, worked effectively.

Many things were tried, everything from motorized filters using the power of centrifugal force to pull particulates from the water to simple sand filters was tried, but none had  a performance that was quite up to snuff, of that could be left unattended and depended upon to function as needed regardless. Until, the Orival filter. It’s automatic, cleans itself, requires no external power whatsoever, is capable of removing particles lighter than the water itself, doesn’t interrupt the flow of water within the pipes, requires little to no maintenance and offers the lowest operating cost possible for that performance.

In most cases with a filter cleaning it periodically would be a necessity, but with the Orival filter the exact opposite is true. If you want it to work at the highest level possible you shouldn’t clean it unless it becomes absolutely necessary to do so. The real beauty of the Orival filter is the fact that the layer of dirt which eventually builds on it, only serves to make it more effective. An Orival filter made to remove particles of 100 microns in diameter can effectively filter out particles one tenth that size after the layer of dirt has built up. That alone sets it far apart from most other filters you could conceivably get.

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This invention has allowed the automotive industry to do what it does best, build cars, which has allowed A1A Limousine Rental the opportunity to do what we do best, drive them. Just s the automotive industry relies on devices like the Orival filter to keep production running smoothly, so to can you rely on us to keep your life running smoothly regardless of whether you need business transportation or a rental for your teenage Daughters prom to make her day that much more special. A1A limousine service is devoted to giving you the best service possible, with the best vehicles possible. Our vehicles, unlike the Orival filter, are kept spotless and are regularly serviced and maintained in order to provide the highest quality experiences possible. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority matched only by our commitment to your safety. Regardless of the event, the time, or the season, A1A can be there to take you wherever you need to go to.

Whatever reason you might want to hire a luxury car, it can be concluded that car services offer safety and convenience that cannot be matched with traditional transportation methods.

Experiencing luxury cars like  any of our cars in our fleet is an exciting experience in itself, and no option you choose would ever disappoint. If you would like some suggestions on which ride is best for your event feel free to call us at any time!

We can be reached by phone at 561-622-2222 or by email at Dispatch@a1alimo.com of course if you are ready to Book Now, head over to our reservation page and get ready to experience the best of luxury. 

Cleaning Solutions In The Automotive Industry – Achieving Cleanliness Reliably And Efficiently

As the vehicles produced by the automotive industry have grown ever more complicated, so to have the processes by which they are built, especially when it comes to the cleaning of the parts during the process. It has long since evolved past the days of wiping a part down with an oiled rag, now particles as small as 500 to 200 micrometers are considered unacceptable and a detriment to the greater process. The bar has unquestionably been raised, and the industry has risen in response to meet the challenge.

To think that particles of such a minute size pose a threat to the machinery is almost comical, but it is a fact, and one that is taken very seriously. Massive sums of money have been invested and thus failing to clean the parts adequately is no longer an option. When chips and other parts are being made, material is removed, so contamination is, in essence, unavoidable, however the degree to which it occurs, whether or not it remains present, and in what concentration, can be controlled with slightly more reliability. Specifically in regard to machining fluids and coolants. The fluid serves the dual purpose during part creation of regulating temperature to prevent the intense heat caused from the friction of the cutting bit from warping the part, and also as a lubricant to allow for the bit to cut easier and more consistently. When proper filtration systems are in place with the aforementioned fluids, it prevents much of the material that was cut away from returning to the part, thereby contaminating it. In many cases, a step has been taken to rinse off the cutter in between certain stages of the process to further improve the overall quality of the outcome.

The modern methods of cleaning have been fine tuned to such a point where even the most detailed cleaning is possible. It has been developed even further to the point where specific parts have their own cleaning procedures to ensure the greatest level of precision possible, with multiple stages throughout. A mechanical cleaning stage to remove some of the stuck on machining fluid, followed by an immersion stage where the part is flooded with pressurized water often aimed directly into the various chambers and channels of the part to clear out any residues or loose debris.

Furthermore, the flexibility of the overall cleaning process is heightened thanks to automated cleaning which is essentially a cleaning robot. Beyond being The science fiction favorite of many, these robots serve an important purpose in providing the variety of cleaning needed thanks to their potential for reprogramming making them a multipurpose tool throughout the process as a whole.

Also a key part in the process, are the individual containers in which much of the cleaning occurs. When the containers are made, tantamount effort is made to ensure that the key areas of the part will be easily accessible form within for cleaning. This coupled with a constant bath cleaning and a high tech filtration system made to remove all but the most minute particles, make the cleaning process a picture of modern efficiency in its field, just as A1A limousine service strives for the maximum of efficiency in its own field.

Also used are various, acidic, basic and neutral cleaning solutions, each with its own use depending on the accessibility of the area that needs cleaning and the degree to which it must be cleaned. With these solutions constant monitoring is a must to ensure satisfying results as overexposure to such things as a strong acid could be detrimental in the long run. After all of that, specific treatment for certain areas of the parts often need unique treatments, such as spot welding, via lasers, or plasma cutting, as well as etching.

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As soon as the process has drawn to a close, and the part is complete, it must be packaged and kept in specialized clean rooms made free of contaminants to prevent pollution of the parts after the fact which would render the whole drawn out endeavor an exercise in futility.

Without these processes, cars as we know them wouldn't exist, and by proxy the car services,luxury car services, and limo services we have all taken for granted. We’ve learned to rely not just on those services, but on the greater system as a whole. When a few specks of dust in your gear box are enough to do serious damage to a vehicle, we the people need to know that the industry has put measures in place that we can rely on so that we can go about our daily lives in peace without worrying about the disappearance of the modern car as we know it.

Whatever reason you might want to hire a luxury car, it can be concluded that car services offer safety and convenience that cannot be matched with traditional transportation methods.

Experiencing luxury cars like  any of our cars in our fleet is an exciting experience in itself, and no option you choose would ever disappoint. If you would like some suggestions on which ride is best for your event feel free to call us at any time!

We can be reached by phone at 561-622-2222 or by email at Dispatch@a1alimo.com of course if you are ready to Book Now, head over to our reservation page and get ready to experience the best of luxury. 

Latest News about Luxury Cars and their Value in the Market

If you happen to be selling your car, especially a luxury car, there are some things you ought to be doing to protect yourself. In private sales people will try to take advantage of you, they will try to tell you that your car is worth less then it is, they may even bring a mechanic along to make the claim that the car is in poor condition and thus worth less. You need to defend against all of this and more. When you’re selling the type of vehicle we offer at A1A limo service, you have to give the sale the utmost attention.

Know what your car is worth. Before you begin the endeavor of selling your car, have it evaluated by a third party so that you know for a fact what its worth, and know whats wrong with it if anything so that you can refute bogus claims of nonexistent damage. If you know one personally bring your own mechanic for an added layer of credibility.

If you're going to meet someone to sell your car, do it in public. Don't meet in a secluded area because there is the possibility that they may rob you, and take your car as well as everything else you have on you. This is precisely the reason you don’t want to meet at your house either. Choose a parking lot, a crowded street, or a café on a street corner somewhere.

Bring a friend. Mechanic or not it’s always good to bring someone with you if only to deter any possible criminal action. Since time immemorial there has always been strength in numbers, and that most definitely holds true here as well.

Never accept a check from someone. Demand cash and if they insist on a check, then take steps to insure you’re not being scammed. Call a bank and verify that the funds exist, or tell the buyer that you will hand over the keys after the check clears in the bank. If they refuse that deal then back out immediately. In all likelihood they’re trying to scam you. Whatever you do, never accept a check for more than your car is worth. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Nobody is going to pay a dollar more than they have to for anything.

Finally, and most importantly be careful when giving test drives. Don’t, under any circumstances let them drive off in the car by themselves. If you want to let them test drive the car, get in with them. Check their criminal record and make absolutely sure you're aware of the kind of person you're dealing with.

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If all the risk involved in privately selling your car has made the task as a whole unappealing to you, then you may always use a car buying service and sell your vehicle to a certified buyer. You won’t be able to make near the amount of money you would privately, because an on-line buyer is purchasing in order to refurbish and resell the vehicle, in other words, they, like you, are trying to make money, ideally as much as possible. So the pros and cons of safety vs potential profit must be weighed when considering how to sell your luxury car.

The buying and selling of any vehicle will always be stressful, which is why many people don’t drive. Some estimates put the number of non drivers at around 15 percent of the population, peaking even higher in the teenage and elderly demographics. Instead, many have taken to hiring cars in their local luxury car service. Why struggle through traffic at the airport, when you can hire a car through an airport car service, to take you and drop you off, without needing to deal with that stress yourself. Why drive to a corporate event yourself when you can simply hire a vehicle through your local limousine service.

Regardless of whether or not you choose to drive, or you choose to hire your cars, do it right. If you’re going to buy or sell a vehicle take the necessary precautions, be smart and be safe, and don’t make mistakes that could endanger you or your vehicle. If you're going to hire a vehicle for an event, hire from the right limo service. If A1A limo service happens to be the right one for you, even better.

Whatever reason you might want to hire a luxury car, it can be concluded that car services offer safety and convenience that cannot be matched with traditional transportation methods.

Experiencing luxury cars like  any of our cars in our fleet is an exciting experience in itself, and no option you choose would ever disappoint. If you would like some suggestions on which ride is best for your event feel free to call us at any time!

We can be reached by phone at 561-622-2222 or by email at Dispatch@a1alimo.com of course if you are ready to Book Now, head over to our reservation page and get ready to experience the best of luxury. 

Top 10 Manufacturers

Over time the automobile industry has evolved into what it is today. It has changed into a well-oiled machine, cranking out units at a pace that would bring tears to the eyes of Henry Ford himself, the father of it all and the creator of the assembly line. However, in this modern era where we are so fond of making comparisons, there are ten automobile manufacturers that stand above the rest as titans of the industry.

Number 1: Ford

As mentioned above, Ford forever changed the automobile industry, making it more streamlined and efficient than ever before. Ford is to this day, the best to ever do it. Their repertoire includes Lincoln, high end luxury cars, which are also available through our limo service. Also of considerable note, the Mustang, an everlasting symbol of American muscle cars, still prized today by many around the world. Within our fleet of vehicles at A1A is our party bus, manufactured by ford and perfect for keeping your party moving as long as you like, all through the limo service at A1A. Also manufactured by Ford are our e-350 vans, perfect for transportation at corporate or business events as well as weddings. 

Number 2: Honda

Honda has claimed for itself the achievement of being the world’s largest motorcycle producer, as well as being among the leading automakers. They have a wide selection when it comes to motorcycles, and an equally impressive variety of cars, boasting several luxury SUV’s which are known for their hardiness as well as their impressive overall fuel economy.

Honda Car Showroom

Number 3: Mitsubishi

The Mitsubishi motor corporation is known for a variety of things. Not just their manufacture of vehicles, but also their sales of them, as well as their extensive purchasing, production, and sales of replacement parts to keep used cars running like new. Much like their vehicles are known for their quality, so too is the company’s customer support top notch.

Number 4: Chevrolet

Chevrolet is another American manufacturer known for both durability with their Silverado, and style with their iconic Camaro. They offer a wide range of vehicles with both commercial and private use in mind. Sporting a variety of trucks, vans and cutaway vehicles, Chevrolet is a brand that not only passes you every day on the highway, but receives wide commercial use in the industrial sector.

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Number 5: Toyota

Toyota is a brand synonymous with variety, manufacturing almost every type of vehicle you could possibly need. They design, manufacture and sell sports utility vehicles, hybrids, trucks, buses, minivans, sedans, and just about everything else. If there were a jack of all trades in the automotive industry, it would undoubtedly be Toyota, in much the same way as our limo service has a vehicle for your every occasion no matter what. 

Number 6: Bajaj Auto Limited

While their products aren’t seen much in the United States, they’ve found a place almost everywhere else the world over. Selling largely to south America, the middle east, Africa, and Asia, Bajaj is the world’s fourth largest manufacturer of three and two wheeled vehicles, with their scooters being particularly popular in India.

Number 7: Hero MotoCorp Ltd

Hero MotoCorp, previously known as Hero Honda Motors, has made a name for itself as the world’s largest manufacturer of two wheeled vehicles. Based in India, they manufacture out of four facilities and have sold over 75 million vehicles in the last three decades.


Number 8: Maruti Suzuki
If you have a large group of people travelling together, maybe for a party, or you simply want to get some privacy, a limo is the right choice for you. If you are travelling with a couple of friends, you can choose to order a limo that is going to fit all of them. On the other hand, if you are alone, you can enjoy the backseat without having to worry about other people joining in.

Number 9: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd is the largest manufacturer of tractors in the world, as well as the second largest producer of vehicles in India overall. They produce sports utility vehicles, motorcycles, buses, trucks, and other vehicles for commercial use. The company is known to invest in the future by working to advance technology and grow their presence as a global company. They focus heavily on the quality of their vehicles to ensure the satisfaction of their customers.

Number 10: Tata

Tata motors stands as Asia’s largest vehicle manufacturer, and the world’s 17th largest overall. They were founded in 1945, employ 60,000 individuals, gross 42 billion dollars in turnover and have sold more than 9 million vehicles since their inception.

Experiencing luxury cars like  any of our cars in our fleet is an exciting experience in itself, and no option you choose would ever disappoint. If you would like some suggestions on which ride is best for your event feel free to call us at any time!

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The History of Auto Racing

The History of Auto Racing

Auto racing, also known worldwide as motor racing, stands for amateur and professional automobile racing as a sport and subsequently a sport competition that can take place on a wide variety of tracks, roads or closed circuits. After years and years of technological progress, nowadays auto racing comes in several distinct forms.

While in the United States of America its most popular form has come to be the stock car racing along to NASCAR as the most acknowledged brand, the European scene is dominated by the Formula 1 races, where iconic figures such as Michael Schumacher or Mika Hakkinen have captured and forever retained the love and appreciation of the crowd. These two, among many others, have broken unthinkable managing record after record, and thus setting new grounds in the automotive racing scene.

Nevertheless, many other forms of auto racing exist out there and, to sum up the most important names in the industry, we have to mention speedway racing, Grand Prix racing, sports car racing, karting, midget-car racing or drag racing. Touring car racing, production car, is honorable mentions as well.

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No matter which type of car racing you are thriving towards to the most, the Internet is filled with all the right information and basic guidelines you need to get started, and we will make sure to point you in the best possible direction for you to find what you are looking for.

Brief History of the First Auto Racing Elements

It was the invention of gasoline-fueled, internally-combusted engine that truly boosted up the initial auto racing movements. This dates way back in 1880, whiles the first automobile competition to be ever organized, took place between Paris and Rouen in France, in 1894. Spread over a distance of 80 Km, the race was won with a constant speed of 16.4 Kph.

That stands for only 10.2 Mph! However, the first ever actual auto race acknowledged, dates just one year later, in 1985, and was conducted between Paris and Bordeaux. This time around, the distance spread across 1.178 Km, while the winner managed to maintain an average 24.15 Kph speed thus setting new grounds in the automotive industry. While in those times and with the current technology available, these results have been deemed as groundbreaking, decades of evolution that have followed have revealed that a lot more is possible in the extreme world of auto vehicles speed.

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In the early 1900s, a record speed of 80.46 Kph had been reached, and while this seemed a little bit dangerous to both pilots and audiences, did they knew at that time that the future was holding so much more.

The History of Grand Prix

It was in the 1960s when the entire United States have fallen under the craze and excitement for the World Championship Formula One Grand Prix Qualifiers, and it was many years later that the entire scene would have Italy and Spain at its center. Before this and the first ever Grand Prix that had taken place in France in 1906 was completely different to the first ever Indianapolis 500 Race, thus setting a full set of essential discrepancies between North American and French racing. Basically, depending on the scenery and the type of auto vehicles used, the car durability was one of the key factors to determine the type of race that would have followed. While in 1934 the most frequent winners have been Italian and French car manufacturers, what was left of the later 1930s was definitely dominated by German ones.

With the early 1950s, the installment of a World Championship for Drivers series, which involved around 15 Grand Prix Races, among which those of Belgium, Monaco, Netherlands, Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Canada and South Africa, as well as the United States lead straight to the first installment of a championship destined exclusively to the manufacturers of Formula 1. The first one ever dates 1955.

The Evolution of Auto Racing

It was from that moment on when everything started to evolve at a speed faster than the one the new type of vehicles were able to reach.

From the early 1911s when the top speed recorded was of 120.04 Kph, to the nearly 260 Kph registered during the Indianapolis 500 in the late 1970s, everything started to change and manufacturers in the automotive industry began focusing on easier materials for the vehicles as well as more and more endurable ones. Of course, the difficulty of the terrain and the track will lower the potential speed in certain levels, yet technology is starting to overcome these factors as well.

 

Conclusions

The auto racing industry is breaking record after record from one race to another and at this pace it seems that the average speeds that vehicles will be capable of in the near future will only equal ones considered top ones a couple of years back. With such a fast evolution and such groundbreaking records, car racing has quickly come to be a high-leveled entertainment sport, gathering thousands of new fans from one race to another.

Whatever reason you might want to hire a luxury car, it can be concluded that car services offer safety and convenience that cannot be matched with traditional transportation methods.

Experiencing luxury cars like  any of our cars in our fleet is an exciting experience in itself, and no option you choose would ever disappoint. If you would like some suggestions on which ride is best for your event feel free to call us at any time!

We can be reached by phone at 561-622-2222 or by email at Dispatch@a1alimo.com of course if you are ready to Book Now, head over to our reservation page and get ready to experience the best of luxury. 

Future Electric Vehicle Market Estimation

A decline in battery costs, increased commitment from automakers, low operational costs, and a strong policy support from both local and state governments, are factors that have helped to place electric vehicles (EVs) on the right track to outdo gasoline-powered vehicles. Indeed, Electric Vehicle sales in the United States have grown an average of 32% yearly from the year 2012-2016, and around 45% in the year 2017.

Despite those factors, one thing that has really pushed the invention and development of electric vehicles is carbon emissions. The transport industry is widely known as a major contributor to global carbon emissions. In fact, according to EU, the transport sectors is considered as the second most greenhouse emitting industry in the world with 24.3%. Due to this, major auto manufacturers have set certain rules and goals to decrease these high emissions. The introduction of electric vehicles to the transport sector will certainly aid to reduce high emission ratios.

Importance of Electric Vehicles to Economic Development

Like any other transformative technology, electric vehicles create numerous potent economic development challenges and opportunities. Although the EV market is still under development, it is likely to reshape communities and industries all over the world. This section of the article will look at the benefits of electric vehicles and why the future is so bright.

Electric Vehicles Create Jobs

There is a good reason to believe that the electrification of personal transport will lead to job creation in a lot of industries. More efficient EVs will require more technology, which will be made possible by adding more workers to the auto industry. We forecast that a lot of jobs will be created around sectors related to advanced batteries, auto manufacturing, and research and development.

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Electric Vehicles Reduce Overdependence on Foreign Oil

Studies show that over 80% of the cost of a gallon of gas leaves the local economy. In addition, high gas prices mean that retailers will charge a lower markup so that they can be able to compete. This leads to a reduction of local profits even more. The introduction of EVs in the transportation industry can lead to great savings on gas, something that is likely to have benefits to regional economies.

Electric Vehicles Can Reduce Utility Prices

EVs have the potential to either reduce or moderate the utility prices. The reason why Electric Vehicles might help reduce utility rates mainly lies in daily oscillations in regards to power consumption. EVs usually charge at night, when electricity is cheaper to produce. In short, electric vehicles help to balance the demand for electricity during the day and night. Through this, the vehicles are able to reduce average cost of electricity, decreasing overall utility rates.

Looking at these benefits, the future of EVs is certainly a bright one.

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What is in Store for the Future?

It seems like EV revolution could turn out to be more dramatic than anyone ever thought. A study conducted by Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests that bigger reductions in battery prices lie ahead. In addition, in the 2020s EVs will be a better economic option compared to diesel and gasoline cars in a lot of countries.

The research forecasts that EV sales will hit over 41 million by 2040. If this would happen, $41 million would be almost 90 times the equivalent figure for 2015, where EV sales amounted to $462, 000. The anticipated change between today and 2040 will have effects beyond the car market. According to the study, the growth of Electric Vehicles will amount to a quarter of the cars on the road by 2040. This will help displace 13 million barrels of crude oil used on a daily basis. However, close to 2,700 TWh of electricity will be consumed. This would be equal to 11% of global electricity demand in 2015.

At the core of this future forecast, electric vehicle manufacturers are working hard to reduce the cost of EV batteries. The cost of lithium-ion batteries has reduced by 65% since 2010. Last year, the cost had reached $350 per kWh. This is price expected to reduce to $120 per kWh by the year 2030.

At the moment, the EV industry is highly dependent on early adopters that are ready to try out new technologies or are eager to reduce their emissions, and also on government incentives provided in markets like Netherlands, China, and Norway. Although, over 1.3 million EVs have been sold worldwide at the moment, and 2015 showed strong growth, they still represented less than 1% of light duty vehicles sold last year.

Electric Vehicles come in two categories – plug-in hybrid EVs (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs). PHEVs have rechargeable batteries but also have traditional engines as backup. On the other hand, BEVs rely fully on their batteries for power. The best-selling PHEV in the last five years has been the Chevrolet Volt, and the best-selling BEV the Nissan Leaf.

Research shows that the total cost of BEVs will be cheaper compared to combustion engine cars by the mid-2020s. This will still be possible even if combustion engine cars increase their normal mileage per gallon by 3.5% every year. The assumption here is that a battery electric vehicle with a 60kWh battery will be able to travel 200 miles between charges. The very first generation of these kinds of BEVs is set to hit the market in the coming 18 months with the launch of Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt.

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Apart from protecting the environment, having better technology, and helping people save on gasoline costs, electric vehicles offer a luxurious, smooth, and comfortable riding feel.

Apart from protecting the environment, having better technology, and helping people save on gasoline costs, electric vehicles offer a luxurious, smooth, and comfortable riding feel.

If you would like to experience such a luxurious ride, then you should consider hiring our limo service. Whether you are travelling to the airport, a corporate event, a party, or sightseeing, our luxury car service will make sure that you reach your destination in style. We value you, as our customer, and work hard to offer the best limo service.

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The Future of The Modern Car is Actually Digital

It is difficult to predict the future. However, looking at the recent developments and trends in the auto industry, we can foresee what is set to happen in the coming years. In fact, the cars of the not-so-far future, are already being developed today. Automakers have been working hard testing technology that will appear in the tomorrow’s car, and we are already seeing results. About 10 years ago, features like a navigation system, Bluetooth, and parking sensors could only be seen in luxury vehicles. Now, even the cheapest car has these options.

As has been seen by many, these three properties – autonomy, electrification, and cars as a service, are the key trends driving the automotive world today into the future. In reality, the picture is not closely that simple, however it is very clear that technology-driven initiatives are been taken into serious consideration by carmakers.

As the digital frontier gets ready to take over the industry, the car of the future will definitely offer a lot more features. Wireless technology and the great benefit it brings is becoming an ever-increasing and indispensable part of the society. Services like Digital Radio, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi, are now quite common in almost all vehicles. For instance, Bluetooth is quite prevalent in most basic entry level cars. DAB and DVB-T are options in most mid-range cars. On the other hand, the next wave of models to be developed by high-end manufacturers will carry technologies such as: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), 5G, and Wi-Fi connections. In the coming few years we should have the much awaited “connected car”.

The Best High-Tech Car of 2017

It is known that modern luxury vehicles have over 20 integrated antennas that cover a host of both analogue and digital links. This number is set to rise with the increase in ‘diversity’ and ‘multiple reception’ systems. This rapid increase in the amount of wireless technology in vehicles will allow a large number of new services to be realized quite fast. However, manufacturers ought to come up with robust techniques to account for increased levels of software upgrades needed.

In the coming few years, we can expect even more technological features on our cars. A company like General Motors has been enjoying success with its OnStar technology, which has been offering in-car connectivity for all kinds of services. This technology can now turn autos like Chevrolet Camaro into a 4G LTE hotspot. Additionally, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and its cars access the internet through Uconnect for all their connectivity demands.

Connectivity is an important topic when talking about digital trends in cars. Individuals without factory installed systems on their car can get third party services such as Vinli’s OBDII port accessory or Verizon’s Hum. Add this to Android Auto and Apple Carplay, and you will realize that the applications you rely on from your smartphone will be accessible every time you get behind the wheel.

In some few years to come, it is quite evident that autonomous driving will be a major part of our automotive existence. We have already seen cars like Audi’s RS7 demonstrating autonomous driving. However, as things stand right now, this projects seems like for the further future. What is in for the near future? Many autonomous features have crept into our lives already, being referred to as driver-assist features. Some of these include: adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and self-braking systems.

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If we already have cars that can stop, steer, and accelerate automatically, why can’t we make these functions to work together? This is a question that hasn’t escaped a lot of automakers who are working on ways to achieve just that. An example is Tesla’s autopilot system that uses all these functions to operate semi-independently. Although this makes driving easier, drivers still need to pay attention while driving.

Problems That Come With Digitization in the Automotive Industry

As the push for technological advancements in our vehicles continue, there are a few issues that need to be addressed to make the whole digitization a success. Major enhancements need to be undertaken in automotive security. This has to be done for both software-driven advances and architectural changes. The potential of any life-threatening issue taking place in case an autonomous or standard car gets hacked should make this point painfully obvious.

Additionally, connectivity options, reliability, and speed have to be improved immensely. This is where industry-wide methods such as 5G and products from vendors like Intel and Qualcomm could make a difference. Lastly, car manufacturers should figure out the kinds of services customers want and whether they would be willing to pay for them. Like other kinds of hardware devices, profit margins on cars are not usually very large. With the increasing amount of technology cars are going to need to make, profit margins could even shrink. Therefore, car companies ought to think about new ways of generating income.

 

Conclusion

We expect that the future car will be able to drive itself efficiently, will have better connectivity, it will be able to “communicate” with surrounding cars, and will be highly secured to protect its users and also their data. The good news is that technological startups like Harman are working effortlessly to build cloud-based platform delivery systems for car auto services, expected to bring these capabilities to life over the next few years.

As we await for the aforementioned technologies, it is good to enjoy what we already have at the moment. And, there is no better way to do this, other than using our incredible limo service. Imagine riding in a limousine to your place of work, an event, or any other occasion you might be thinking of.

Our limo service will make sure that you arrive at your preferred destination in both style and class. Whether you want to go sightseeing, to a night club, a concert, a business meeting, to the airport, or a wedding party, our luxury car service will handle all your demands.

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2017 Automotive Trends

2017 has seen a lot of trends that are already revolutionizing the automotive industry. These new trends can be mainly attributed to digitization, and technological advancements. Automakers have realized that they must meet the numerous customer demands for a digitally enhanced experience when researching, buying, and operating. Have a look at the trends that are transforming the auto industry.

Autonomous Driving

A lot of studies show that are almost becoming normal. Most automakers and newcomers in the industry are trying to imagine how bright the future could be with the full implementation of autonomous driving. Google’s self-driving spinoff, announced that the company has built sensors for driving and that they would install the technology on minivans and do tests on the roads this year. Additionally, Ford has announced their latest self-driving vehicle, which they hope will be ready by 2021.

This does not meant that a vehicle you purchase this year will not help you drive it. What we have today is a driver-assist technology that could put you closer to a hands-free future. With this technology, there are sensors activated when you drive close to a car or when there’s a car in your blind spot. Another technology like cruise control adjusts your speed according to the distance of the car that is ahead of you. Rear-view cameras are joined by aerial-view and side-view cameras.

Although, this technology is not in much use, it has gained a lot of ground in 2017, and will continue to become more sophisticated and widely used.

Use of Digital Technology in the Car Buying Process

In the past, the process of purchasing a car used to be quite stressful. You had to engage in deep negotiations with salesmen so as to get your desired deal. At that time, consumers equipped with just a newspaper advertisement felt pressured and ill-informed when purchasing a new vehicle.

Currently, consumers can reach a car of their choice on the internet even before they step foot in a dealership. Thanks to a website like ours, buyers can now access information about various car models in a click of a button. In addition to this, virtual reality is another technology being implemented in the car buying process. A good example is the Audi Virtual Showrooms in London. Here, very few actual cars are on display and. The others are just VR car models. Through this technology, buyers can sneak a 360-degree inside and out, open doors, and also listen to sound effects of the expected new model. In response to customer’s needs and expectations, companies that sell cars are likely to start selling cars and other parts directly through their websites.

More Electric Vehicles

Automakers are now producing all-electric vehicles more than ever before. Ford announced that they were going to release 13 electrified car models by the year, 2020. Volkswagen has 30 of them in the works, while Mercedes will make ten of them by 2025.

Although the market is still yet to get accustomed to electric vehicles, there are many reasons to believe that the market will ripen in the coming few years. The distance that EVs can travel has increased immensely in just a few years. Also, administrations and relevant stakeholders have announced plans to install charging all over America. This is something that will help reduce concerns about what would happen if an EV started to run out of juice.

Furthermore, a good reason why to purchase an electric car is high gas prices, and right now they are quite high. With increased concerns over the environment and fuel economy, electric cars are going to be the next big thing. However, this can only happen through thorough research and development.

The consumer is accustomed to updating their phones over the cloud, they want a similar experience in their vehicle. The coming few years look promising where more vehicles are expected to come with system that can be easily updated and customized by drivers.

Due to this high demand, automobiles now come with Internet connections, offering customers the ability to store information and data on the cloud.

At the moment, the Department of Transportation in the United States proposed that all cars must be able to ‘communicate’ with each other digitally from 2020. Automakers and regulators see the importance of this new technology as it will help to reduce accidents and fatalities.

Getting back to the point about the cloud, the latest cars will open doors to more from drivers being collected and shared more than ever before. Toyota, Ford, and other automakers came together to create a common infotainment system that will connect Apple iOS and Google Android. This will mean that application developers will have the opportunity to adapt their creations for the car easily, and customers will have more ways to integrate their car with their other devices. For instance, Ford announced that some its cars will use virtual assistant Alexa, and Amazon Echo, meaning that you will be able to command your car using your voice.

A Connected Supply Chain and Better Manufacturing

As seen in other industries, digital transformation trends are being utilized to personalize consumers’ experience and customize their desires. The automotive industry works the same way. By digitizing the supply chain, drives down costs involved, collects and uses data to serve customer better, and effectively engages the consumer.

Lately, the industry has moved from the regional and national production to a more decentralized process for both production and supply chains. In addition to lowering costs, a connected supply chain has helped to ensure more transparence in accelerating design, delivery, and manufacturing. Communication that has been enabled by the internet and social media has provided instant feedback about this smart factory. Despite the financial barriers involved in constructing these factories, the great improvements to production, performance, and flexibility will help to overcome this problem.

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Where We Come In!

Given that technology will continue becoming a key factor in the automotive industry, limousine operators ought to ensure that their business is technologically optimized to take part in a network and offer limo service in an on-demand world.

This is why we have installed the best and latest technology in our limos so as to offer you with the best luxury car service. Some of the best technologies to offer our limo service include: a navigation system to find the best routes to your destination, booking tools for easier booking, and an easy-to-use billing system for fast payment.

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