Google Glass and Cars?

Google Glass could be bad and good for cars.  One major thing about Google Glass is that you can pay attention to the road while doing other things since they are see through.  For example, Glass can give you directions to your destination without having to look down at a screen.  There would be a heads-up display you would see.  It would be like having the gps on the windshield.  You would be completely focused on the road and looking at the road and at the same time you would be getting directions to a certain place.  You could also integrate Google Glass with cars from another perspective.  Say you are in your garage fixing your car.  With Google Glass you can have a list of instructions on your heads-up display, allowing you to fix your car without having to look down at a book of directions.  This will help you finish your fixes and projects much faster and much more efficiently.  And once you have finished building your car or making your fix, you can take a picture or a video instantly and share it with your friends.

You can also go online with the Google Glass and search for different things that you want or need.  If you need a certain piece to continue or finish your build, voice command your Google Glass to go online and find it.  Make calls around to your friends with Google Glass to check if any of them have the part.

Your options with Google Glass are endless.  You can use it with so many different things.  You can integrate the Google Glass with cars in many more ways than I just explained, which shows the vast amount of opportunity available.

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Summer and Cars

The best summer cars to have are two very different kind of cars.  One is a convertible coupe while the other is a big open SUV.  The Ford mustang convertible basic model is the perfect car to get.  It costs around 25 to 30 thousand dollars and comes with a v6.  Although a mustang with a v6 sounds bad, this v6 is different.  While it gives a much desirable 35 mpg highway, it also puts out and impressive 305 horsepower, not bad for a v6.  The reason I chose this car is because it comes in a classic convertible so you can drive with your top off in the warm summer sun.  The engine also gives you good gas mileage for road trips and some power for when you want to have a little summer fun.

The next car I chose was a classic american car, the Jeep Wrangler.  This car is great for the summer because the top can come off of the car leaving it as and open roof with a role bar, it’s always fun to ride with no roof.  This car also gives you the great feature of being able to go on and off road.  This will give you a chance to find a great surfing spot on the sandy beach, or find the perfect camping spot out in the woods.  The basic model for the Jeep Wrangler is the Sport.  It comes in at an affordable 22 thousand dollars.  Although the gas mileage is significantly worse than the mustang at 21 mpg highway, it does give you the option to go off road.

The two best summer cars are both great to have.  But for the people who can only have one, it really depends on what kind of driving you like.

My Competition

Whats the Web Address?  The blog that I am going to look into is http://motoren.wordpress.com/

How frequently is the blog updated?  Based on the amount of blogs Motoren has, I think he updates his blog about every 3 days.  But when he updates it, he puts anywhere from 3-7 new blogs on his post.

How long is the average blog post in number of words?  On average, his posts are about 450-500 words long.  I think that they are long because this blog is mainly informational and its trying to give you info.

Do they have one author or multiple authors?  There is only one author on this blog.  His blogs are very long and sometimes he does more than 5 in one day.  This tells me that he is passionate for what he is doing.  He does a lot of research and spends a good chunk of his day blogging.

How often do they use videos or images?  Motoren uses images in every one of his blogs.  He uses up to 13 images even in one blog post.

What is the source of their posts?  As far as I can tell, Motoren gets all of his information completely from research.  He starts to form his own opinions based on his research by comparing it with older models and other competitors.

How popular is the blog?  It is very hard to tell how popular the blog is because I can’t find any stats.  But all of the posts that I have looked at have had 1 comment or fewer.  This doesn’t mean that it didn’t get a lot of views, but it means that people didn’t take the time to comment on it.  This surprises me because all of the posts are very professional and informational.

After reviewing this blog what changes might I make to your own blog?  This post makes me think about a lot of changes I could make on my blog.  I could definitely put more pictures in each one of my blogs.  This would intrigue people to look at the post and to see what the pictures are of.  I could also blog more often.  Its hard for me to blog a lot because I have other things like sports and school.  But if I had some good free time, I would try and blog some.

Comments

http://classiccarweekly.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/gt500-super-snake/

This is the link to one of the blog posts I commented on.  It’s about an old mustang called the Shelby GT500 Super Snake.  There was only one ever built in the world.  The picture that I saw made it look like one of the nicest Mustangs I’ve ever seen.   The blogger gives the story behind the car and explains how it was made and who has owned it over the years.  He also explains what kind of performance the car has to.

http://topismagblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/2014-lincoln-mkc-concept-crossover/

This post was about a new Lincoln coming out in 2014.  The new Lincoln MKC is a very nice looking car.  Lincoln has always been able to stay unique from every other car which is one of the reasons I think that it’s been able to stay in business.  Click on the link if you want to see more on the New Lincoln. Click on the link below if you want to visit Lincolns site and look at some 360 views of the car.

http://www.lincoln.com/crossovers/mkc/concept/?ef_id=UX-sTAAAAG0Ae5XK:20130430160740:s&searchid=126425822|5667419702|11641779468

Car Video Games

I am a huge fan of cars and I get all of the new car games when they come out.  I am always excited to see if the graphics of gotten any better if they have added any knew cars.  There are many different series of car games such as Test Drive, Need For Speed, Forza, Burnout, etc.  Some of these games have different styles of play.  I own 3 out of 4 of these games and I have played the other one.  One of my favorites is Test Drive Unlimited 2.  This game isn’t all about the racing, but it is also about lifestyle.  In this game you are able to start your own life in Ibiza.  You can buy your own cars, and they don’t have to be racing cars like Ferrari’s or Lamborghini’s.  They can be SUV’s like Mercedes and Audi’s.  By winning races you can earn money to buy yourself knew houses, new furniture for you houses, new clothes, and of course, more new cars.  This game is realistic because you can get out of your car and walk around in clothing shops, car dealers, your house and more.  You can interact with other players online when they are out of their car or in it.  You can visit them in there house and challenge them to races to see who’s got more skill.  Forza Horizon is my next favorite car game.  This game has some of the best graphics I’ve ever seen.  You can free roam on all the roads with your cars or you can continue racing in the story mode.  You can change many different aspects of the car like visuals and performance.  You can upgrade things like brakes, steering, engine, blowers, exhaust systems, etc.  This game has a focus for graphics and story mode.  Both are great.  If I were going to get a car game, it would definitely be one of these two.

How to Find a First Car In High School

Kids in High School are always eager to get their license and then there first car.  They want to be able to drive because they can get places faster and with less effort, most teenagers are lazy.  Teenagers never have a problem with getting their license, the problem comes when they want their first car.  Most kids want a car that is fast and strong that they can show off to their peers.  But with the gas prices these days, they don’t understand that any car with a V8 is going to cost a fortune for gas.  The average teenager is not allowed to get a new car unless they pay with their own money, and most teenagers don’t have that kind of money by the time they want their first car.  Many teenagers want to take their friends places, like camping, up to Tahoe, maybe to the beach.  So a smaller sedan is not going to do it.  That’s how I came to my conclusion.  I’ve decided that an older Toyota pick up is the best first car for a teenager.  The old Toyota trucks have 6 cylinder engines which means that they get slightly better gas mileage.  They are also very reliable and have been reliable for a very long time.  This is good because teenagers normally do not have enough money to fix cars when they break down.  They also have a bed in the back of the truck so that you can put your friends stuff in it.  Overall, it is economical, reliable, and sociable.