Day: May 16, 2020

8 essential YouTube car channels

Whether or not you’re a car enthusiast, it can be very entertaining to watch car videos on YouTube. Watching the host explore the ins and outs of various vehicles that pique our interest is a great and entertaining way to kill time, especially during community quarantine. 

Carwow

Carwow is a UK-based YouTube channel following Mat Watson as he reviews the newest releases in the automotive industry. With 3.87 million subscribers under its belt, Carwow is one of the biggest car review channels on the platform. The channel description reads thus: “Awkward haggling is a thing of the past with carwow. Choose your perfect car with our configurator tool and let the country’s best dealers compete over you. Compare the five best offers by price, location and dealer ratings and choose the one that’s right for you — no hassle, no haggling, just a great deal.”

Carwow has been posting

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Mexico green lights auto industry restart, heeding U.S. calls

By Dave Graham and Anthony Esposito

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico will begin opening some automotive factories from May 18 under a plan unveiled on Wednesday that loosens coronavirus restrictions and paves the way for U.S. car giants to ramp up output dependent on parts made south of the border.

In a presentation, the government said as of Monday, mining, construction and manufacturing of transport equipment will be considered essential activities and that companies must implement strict protocols to protect their workers.

“We now have the light which tells us we’re going to get out of the tunnel,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said alongside top officials at a news conference in which the government set out its plans.

Lopez Obrador stressed that adoption of the measures would be voluntary. Some states may move faster than others during the reboot of the auto sector, though industry leaders are eager for

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Outstanding Women Automotive Industry

At first glance, the automotive industry is a man’s world. The first ever drivers were men, thus cementing the status of the industry as a male-dominated trade.

However, 200 years later, times have changed drastically. For the past few decades, women have been slowly but surely infiltrating occupations that used to be traditionally male, such as computer programming, military, and of course, in the world of cars. There are more women in the car industry than most of us realize, and today, we recognize some of these women and their outstanding works that continue to contribute to define mobility as we know it.

 

Michelle Christensen

 

Michelle Christensen, a passionate artist and the daughter of a car enthusiast, is currently the lead designer for Acura, Honda’s luxury vehicle division. Since 2005, Christensen has been designing cars for the Japanese automotive brand, and on 2016, took on the role as

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Electronics Responsible For 40 Percent Of New Vehicle’s Price

The exponential growth is expected to slow down in the coming years though.

Computing technology has made such a significant impact on the automotive industry through the last few decades. In a very simple explanation, it allowed us to have all the electronic safety and assist systems, plus the modern infotainment systems onboard our vehicles. It also made our cars safer, faster, more efficient, and even better looking, if you consider the current lighting technology.

A very comprehensive analysis from Deloitte, brought to our attention by Car and Driver, even estimates that electronics now account for approximately 40 percent of the price of a new car. For a comparison, just 20 years ago, when fuel injection systems, ABS, and ESP were already the norm, that portion was just 18 percent.

Studying The Automotive Industry:

“Semiconductor vendors play a critical role in the automotive industry supply chain,” Deloitte analysis

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