The 2014 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan is much more than a fast and agile performance car. This fine-tuned machine incorporates futuristic innovations that women will both understand and appreciate.
For example, the available Direct Adaptive Steering, (a world’s first for automotive), was initially developed by NASA in the 1970s and perfected in the airline industry. Its purpose was to respond more quickly than a pilot could.
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The winter holiday season has one of the highest incidences of drunk driving fatalities, so AskPatty joins with the Ad Council and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to remind our readers about the cost of drunk or buzzed driving.
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and NHTSA Administrator David Strickland have kicked off the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" winter holiday crackdown on drunk and drugged driving. The annual campaign was launched last week with support from local law enforcement, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The crackdown runs from now until January 1, 2014, and is supported by $7.5 million in national advertising in TV and radio advertising featuring NHTSA's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.
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Christmas is just around the corner, so we've collected an assortment of gadgets and gizmos meant specifically for that Car Guy you love so much.
Regardless of whether he wants to drive them or work on them -- it doesn't matter if he's your dad, husband, brother, uncle, son or special friend -- if he loves cars, we know you'll find something here that's perfect for your favorite car guy.
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2014 Audi Allroad in Monsoon Gray
In the “Fifty Shades of Grey,” book trilogy written by E L James, the number fifty describes Christian Grey, a man of many moods, talents, personalities, and vehicles (including jets and yachts).
With all the buzz in the media about the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie adaptation, I thought it would be fun to list 25 shades of grays for 25 of my favorite cars. To be sure, most cars do look super sexy in certain shades of silver.
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Dan Akerson will retire from his role as General Motors Chairman and CEO, to be replaced by Mary Barra, currently GM Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. Barra was elected by the Board of Directors to replace Akerson when he steps down on January 15, 2014.
“With an amazing portfolio of cars and trucks and the strongest financial performance in our recent history, this is an exciting time at today’s GM,” said Barra at the December 10th town hall meeting where the news was announced. “I’m honored to lead the best team in the business and to keep our momentum at full speed.”
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The Los Angeles Auto show was a buzz with “Green Automobiles,” the alternatives to the gasoline-powered internal combustion engines (ICE) we are all so accustomed to driving. Seems to me that electric automobiles have been increasing in popularity for the last couple of years!
Manufacturers have made some great progress with plug-in electric automobiles: they’ve increased the distances the automobiles are able to go on a single charge, and there are more charging station outlets available for electric car drivers to use. Fisker and Tesla have also made sure that frumpy style is no longer an issue. Automakers have even made great strides to reduce cost and make the electric automobile much more affordable and appealing to mainstream public. However much to my surprise electric automobile reveals were not the only big thing at the Auto show this year: it was actually the hydrogen fuel cell automobile presented by Hyundai stealing the “green” show…
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Starting today (Monday, November 18, 2013), contestants on “The Price is Right” will have the chance to win an exotic dream car each day of the week.
The luxury vehicles include a Porsche 911 Carrera, a Mercedes-Benz SL 550 convertible, a BMW 640i convertible, a Jaguar XK touring convertible, and an Audi R8 V8 Coupe Quattro, for a combined value of more than $500,000. In addition, contestants will have the opportunity to win more than a million dollars in cash and prizes.
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Congratulations to these AskPatty partners and affiliates who received a variety of awesome recognitions at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show last week. AskPatty is proud to be associated with these excellent people!
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