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Compilation of Car Scenes in Famous Films 22
Aug
Posted by Kelly Levinsohn in cars, Movies, Off Topic, Popular, Videos on 08 22nd, 2013

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Have you ever watched a film that did not feature a car somewhere, somehow? Mmm. It’s quite difficult to think of any!

Unless it is a period film, a fantasy film or something pre-historic, most modern day films feature a car or automobile somewhere in some scene.

Supercut, the YouTube channel that mashes everything together, has released a two minute compilation clip of scenes from movies that feature the super popular ‘widescreen shot’ through the windshield of a car.

This shot, as you will see, is a wide angled shot of people driving in a car, and you, the viewer see them through the windshield. I’m sure you can think of some scenes like that already!

The clip features scenes from more than 30 famous films – all using the same ‘widescreen-through-the-windshield’ shot.

Think you can name all the films these scenes are from? Go on over to Supercut’s YouTube page to see a full list of all the films used to create this mashup, and check your answers.

Just another way of showing the importance of cars in pop culture, films and, of course, everyday lives.

Enjoy!

Source: Autoblog



Avis wins Top Brand Award for 10th Consecutive Year 16
Aug
Posted by Kelly Levinsohn in Automotive News, cars, Popular, south-africa on 08 16th, 2013

Avis

If you were wondering which car hiring company to use in South Africa, the Avis is your answer.

The popular car hiring company has won the Business to Business Award in the Car Hire category for the 10th year in a row.

The award is yet another testament to Avis’ recognizable brand and the trustworthiness of their service.

The official press release form Avis reads:

Avis continues to shine in the Sunday Times Top Brands 2013 Awards, taking home the Business to Business award in the Car Hire Category for the 10th consecutive year.  Avis was also nominated in the B2B Company Most Spontaneously Aware Category – a category where respondents were asked which car rental companies they knew or had heard of, ascertaining which brands are at the top of consumers’ minds. This was done to tie up with groundbreaking research done by Jannie Hofmeyer from TNS, which states that the strongest brands are the ones that first pop into consumers’ minds when thinking about a specific purchase.

This has been accomplished amidst an industry characterised by increasing competitiveness in the marketplace and continually shifting customer needs.

This honour is a direct result of the commitment and on-going dedication from Avis to continually give its customers a memorable customer experience. The Avis vision is to exceed customers’ expectations at every interface. “We believe it is every customer’s right to receive excellent service and our brand promise of ‘We Try Harder’, lives through the DNA of the organisation and in all our Brand Ambassadors,” says Avis Chief Executive Keith Rankin.

The Top Brands Award is one of the most notable brand awards in the country. Recipients are chosen by the customer, with research methodology conducted by TNS Research Surveys amongst 3500 consumers in metro and non-metro areas. A separate survey is also conducted amongst 400 business leaders with respect to categories relating to business needs and services

“It is an honour to be awarded in the Business to Business Car Hire Category and we thank each and every one of our customers and employees that have made this possible”, says Rankin. “We will continue to try harder in order to give our customers the service that they have been accustomed to and also to aspire to greater customer service heights in the future.”

Avis has recently recorded its highest ever Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) score from market researchers MRM Support, with a record high 91.8. This score increase can be attributed to Avis’ unquestionable dedication to customer service in all facets of its operations. Measuring CSI for a business like Avis brings together the combined product of all interaction between Avis and its customers.

Way to go, Avis!



Car Technology — What’s New: 3 3
Apr
Posted by Heather in Car News, car technology, cars, new cars, technology in cars on 04 3rd, 2010

09_volvo_xc60_sideFinally, another neat safety tool that is constantly being seen in a lot of the newest cars I the rollover prevention/mitigation; which basically ensures that you car is extremely stable and that it is going to keep you safe.  If you take a corner too fast or swerve over too fast, have you ever felt like your car is going to tip over?

This is especially apparent in a lot of cars that are top heavy.  Well, this system actually senses a potential rollover situation and will apply the brakes and modulate throttle as needed in order to help make maintain control of your car.

This technology seems to be popping up everywhere from GM to Ford all the way to Volvo and the one common goal is to ensure that your car does not flip over!



Car Technology — What’s New: 2 2
Apr
Posted by Heather in Car News, car technology, cars, new cars, technology in cars on 04 2nd, 2010

edmunds.6.500Now that we have talked a little bit about the adaptive cruise control, let’s move onto another technology that is actually exploding onto the market and that is the blind-spot detection.  One reason this is such a huge deal because many people get into car accidents because they do not check their blind spot.

This tool actually alerts you whenever you are trying to merge over and someone is in your blind spot.  Something will either flash in your mirror or there will be a small beeping alarm that will let you know.

Usually, this tool responds whenever you put on your turn signal, so that is kind of a trigger.



Car Technology — What’s New: 1 1
Apr
Posted by Heather in Car News, car technology, cars, new cars, safety, technology on 04 1st, 2010

volvo-s60-concept-interior1The technology that is in the world in general is absolutely incredible.  Never did I think that I would see things the size of a match box hold all sorts of private information pulled off of a computer that is as thin as a notebook.  The technology that has been passed on from computers has slowly made its way on over to the car market and nowadays, cars have some of the best technology in the world.

That is what we are going to explore in the next few blogs, exactly what technology is out there that can truly keep you safe and sound whenever you are driving.  Do you use cruise control?  I do – all of the time and I have to say that the newest cruise control feature that is popping up on a lot of cars is fantastic!

It actually makes sure that you stay a safe distance away from the car in front of you, that way you do not end up in a car accident.



Car Shopping — How To Choose A New Car: 3 27
Feb
Posted by Heather in buying a car, buying a new car, Car News, cars, new cars, used cars on 02 27th, 2010

auto-dealership-large.pngOne thing that a lot of buyers do not realize when they are purchasing a car is that all of the prices are generally based out of the KBB, which is the Kelley Blue Book value.  This book will actually tell you exactly how much the car that you are going to buy is worth – that way you can make sure that you are getting a good deal.

After you have done these steps, you want to make sure that you stay within your budget.  Setting a budget is a great way to ensure that you do not overspend on the car and honestly – you want to stay within it.  Having a budget when it comes to buying a car is also a great way to haggle with any of the dealerships that might be giving you a hard time.

Finally, you want to make sure that you test drive any car before you buy it.  That way, you can ensure that you really like it!



Car Shopping — How To Choose A New Car: 1 25
Feb
Posted by Heather in buying a car, Car News, cars, dealerships, how to choose a new car on 02 25th, 2010

row_of_carsPurchasing a car in this day and age is something that many people are considering, especially with all of the companies that are offering up all kinds of incentives.  But what should you really look for whenever you are looking to purchase a car?  Well, that is what we are going to talk about in the next couple blogs – what to do when you are in the market for a car.

One of the first things that you want to do is know exactly what you want out of the car.  Do you want a four door?  Do you want cruise control?  You want to make sure that you prioritize exactly what you want, that way you can make sure when you do go shopping; you are getting everything that you want.

In the next blog, we are going to talk about how to start the hunt for the car so that way you get your perfect car!







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