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Italian Car Audio

Have you ever driven along the narrow mountain road of sunny Italy? If not, then this is something that you might want to add to the bucket list provided that it isn’t there already. Driving in Italy can be one of the most enjoyable experiences you can ever have and there is a reason this is so true: after all, Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and there is a reason it is renowned for it.

Even if you don’t happen to live anywhere in Italy you can still benefit from Italian car audio provided that this is something you have installed in your car. Italian sound systems are well known to be of high quality and those who are familiar with them can easily confirm how true it is. Just try to get your hands on one of them and you will know exactly what I am talking about here.

If you are a fan of being able to listen to quality of music when you drive you are in for some real treat because Italian audio systems are so reliable that you cannot really go wrong with them. Just make sure that the system you choose to go for is reputable enough for you to benefit from it as much as possible.

Next time you are planning to buy an audio system for your precious car, consider giving it a go by driving in a car with it.This is probably one of the few ways of ensuring that you get a proper look and try at the system so that you know exactly what you are buying. You need to be able to test such system on the road because seeing it in a store might not be enough to fully realise the potential of it.

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Some Useful Driving Tips

А vаrіеtу оf thіngs аrе tо bе kерt іn mіnd whіlе уоu аrе lеаrnіng hоw tо drіvе. Тhеsе іnсludе а dеаl оf thіngs thаt аrе tо bе іnсоrроrаtеd аnd kерt аt mіnd that will come in handy for many years to come. Тhеrе аrе а lоt оf реорlе wіllіng tо drіvе, but thеу usuаllу mіss оut оn thе bаsісs оf drіvіng skіlls. Fоr bеgіnnеrs hеrе wе brіng а lіst оf dоs аnd dоn’ts.

Gеttіng fаmіlіаr

Yоu nееd tо gеt fаmіlіаr wіth аll thе tірs аnd trісks оf lеаrnіng hоw tо dіvе уоur nеw саr. Оnе hаs tо fіrst gеt fаmіlіаr wіth thе tуре оf саr thаt hе оr shе hаs рurсhаsеd. Yоu nееd tо knоw іt іn thеоrу tоо, tо рrасtісе іt іn асtuаlіtу. Undеrstаndіng thе сlutсh аnd thе gеаr аrrаngеmеnts іn рrасtісаlіtу іs аltоgеthеr dіffеrеnt. Yоu nееd tо knоw thе gеаr shіftіng tесhnіquеs аt hіgh sрееd аnd tесhnіquеs оf rеvеrsіng thе gеаr.

Ѕеаt аdјustmеnt

Lасk оf соmfоrt аnd соntrоl usuаllу lеаds tо lасk оf соntrоl whісh sіmultаnеоuslу rеsults іn ассіdеnt рrоbаbіlіtіеs. Yоur sеаt shоuld bе suсh thаt уоu аrе аblе tо vіеw аrоund еаsіlу аnd соmfоrtаblу. Тhе hеіght оf уоur еуеs shоuld ехасtlу bе аt hаlf thе hеіght оf thе wіndshіеld. Yоur knееs must bе strеtсhеd tоо fаr whеn реdаllіng. Dо nоt stоор fоrwаrd whіlе уоu drіvіng аnd sіt uрrіght аll thе tіmе.

Dіstrасtіоn аvоіdіng

Аdјust thе mіrrоrs, gеt аttеntіvе аnd rесоllесt аll thе rulеs оf thе rоаd, Ве аttеntіоn fосussеd еvеrу sіnglе mіnutе оf thе tіmе thаt уоu аrе оn thе drіvеr’s sеаt. Νеw drіvеrs must аlsо аvоіd hіgh vоlumе musіс аnd dеер соnvеrsаtіоns wіth thе со-раssеngеr. Κеер уоur сеll рhоnе аwау frоm уоu.

Rеасh thе реdаls

Маkе surе уоur fееt rеасh thе реdаls, whіlе уоu аrе аt іt. Yоur knееs must bе bеnt аt 120 dеgrееs whіlе уоu trу tо rеасh thе реdаls оf уоur саr.

Ѕtееrіng whееl роsіtіоn

Тhе 9 о’сlосk аnd 3 о’сlосk іs thе bеst роsіtіоns оf hоldіng а stееrіng whееl thе соrrесt wау. Тhіs hеlрs іn hаvіng thе bеst соntrоl оf thе stееrіng аnd thus turns thе саr еаsіlу.

Usе turn Ѕіgnаls

Маkе surе уоu hаvе mајоrеd аll thе turn sіgnаls bеfоrе уоu stаrt оn thе drіvіng. Тhе іnсоrrесt usе оf thеsе sуmbоls саn gеt уоu tо а lоt оf trоublе аnd mау rеsult іn mајоr ассіdеnts.

Dоn’t оvеr-sрееd

Rеmеmbеr уоu аrе nеw аt drіvіng аnd nоw іs nоt thе tіmе tо hіt thе ассеlеrаtоr. Тhаt саn аlwауs bе dоnе whеn уоu hаvе mаstеrеd thе аrt. Ноwеvеr, Теmрtіng іt mіght sееm, аvоіd оvеr sрееdіng.

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Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles could help improve the quality of life of the elderly, especially those living in rural areas.

Changes within the world of automotive technology could have a hugely positive impact on social wellbeing.

Not so much in London (although it will) but out in rural areas where I live, I see people waiting for buses, come rain or shine. I often think how much extra time it all takes for these people to simply maybe even get into the local town and just the overall extra hassle. Why is this? I take a different view on rural areas in the United States where I think it gets far more complicated.

Most of these people at the bus stop won’t want to drive. The cost of car ownership is too high, and even getting a licence presents cost and time barriers. Let’s face it, there is a young generation that also feels the same. I was sat at the weekend with a friend who raced F1 and his young son in the next room has pretty much zero interest in cars, let alone the hassle of having to drive one.

Recently I have been at various communities such Ebe Vale in Wales. With the dawn of a new era in autonomous vehicles we might actually be able to benefit the lives of many people that have not had the access to transport which actually they should. Maybe driverless cars shouldn’t just be for the people with money but an actual human right?

Why does it cost so much to get across London or any other city in a cab? Why do we have to pay so much to travel to family by train just because we cannot afford a car and the insurance? Some of the train fares I see are not far off the cost of car insurance anyway!

Picture this: Samsung or Apple decide to build an Automatic Pod. Let’s face it, it feels like a roadmap from our cell phones anyway. Built not only for the city but for your rural village (like where I live) in the middle of nowhere. That same rural village the bus goes through once a day and it costs £40 return in a cab to the nearest town which probably in fuel is actually £1. The same rural village has a lady called Sue who is 89, insures her car to do about a few 100 miles a year and probably even she questions whether she should be driving or indeed wants to? See I know Sue, Sue is my neighbour and I clean her car but also watch her drive off. Sue owns an iPad and frankly gets tech – sort of, but enough to get through.

Imagine if I could say to Sue, tomorrow: ‘Sue instead of you driving to the hospital for your appointment, being extra stressed, Samsung or Apple are going to send you a pod to pick you up’. Imagine if I said: ‘that pod is going to pitch you advertising on your journey so it’s free’. Sue would probably say she would rather pay for it to cut the advertising and listen to a piece of music or watch something. Sue’s life would be opened up to a whole new world. Not only that but also Sue’s friends. In fact Sue’s worse case is that she gets to boss the pod around – with the money she loses on fuel, insurance and depreciation (because Sue still thinks you need to own and update your car every four years) she would be better off.

There may also come a point that through just getting older, Sue won’t be able to hold a licence, like many people. So instead of Sue feeling isolated further and even contemplating the possibility she has to move, autonomous cars will help empower her life.

If Elon Musk and others have their way, we will watch empty Teslas and others driving around cities, the country and towns empty, being hailed for us at the next person who needs to use them. They will be owned by someone like me but used in my down time. So I argue that while my car is heading off to someone like Sue to use but I am 10 miles away, why cannot my vehicle give someone a lift for free? Or maybe just a token coffee?

The NHS has its relationship with taxis and volunteers. I have seen the tender bids by taxi companies for NHS Trust business to get patients to appointments and then home. It’s shocking trust me: really shocking! My mother in law, who is a good egg, offers to drive patients to appointments when she has spare time. I couldn’t tell you how much that costs, but knowing my mother it law it will be the minimum because she wants to help. So how about the NHS has access to the Samsung pod? The Apple pod? Imagine how much on a UK level can be saved but the patient quality goes up.

Either way, people at the bus stop, people like Sue will have a whole new life opened up to them, more options, more things to make them smile and for me that’s a good thing. If that’s here in the UK, then imagine what can happen in other countries where just getting the basics out of life is a challenge.

David Murray-Hundley
Founder – Tech London Advocate Automotive
Founder – FUBE Automotive
Tech Advisor – Brabham

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