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GM Introduces Hands Free Driving

Following a number of recalls, GM has announced this week that they are to introduce hands free driving, which Acklam Car Centre thinks could revolutionise the industry.

Car Technology is Changing All the Time

To be a provider of first rate second hand cars like Acklam Car Centre, is to find emerging car technology fascinating, The changing nature of the world in which we live, is quickly redefining the way we drive, altering the face of the global car industry.

One of the most exciting technological trends in cars right now is the rise of the self-driving car. This innovative technology is changing the way we think about driving. That is why it is no surprise that GM have jumped on the bandwagon, with the introduction of hands free driving.

Welcome to Super Cruise and Other New Car Technologies

According to Yahoo News UK, Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, unveiled the plan last Sunday. Essentially, it will see the introduction of hands free technology to GM vehicles to make driving them safer, following a number of embarrassing recalls for GM this year.

Specifically, semi-auto pilot (dubbed ‘super cruise’) will be provided on certain 2017 model year cars for GM’s first rate Cadillac brand. Meanwhile, the same Cadillac model – the 2017 Cadillac CTS – will also include technology that allows vehicle-to-vehicle communication which reacts to others at intersections and in other situations

GM Will Make Driving Safe

In speaking out about the move, Barra revealed that this new technology will be available to customers outside of the US as well. With demand high in China and Europe – due to the increasingly heavy toll of GM related accidents – this is move that is sure to be welcomed.

GM headquaters

Barra went on to elaborate, saying that “we are not doing this for the sake of the technology itself. We’re doing it because it’s what customers around the world want,” and that “through technology and innovation, we will make driving safer.”

Perhaps Now, People Will Be Able to Buy GM Vehicles Again

Well, Acklam Car Centre certain hopes so. It’s been a bit of a nightmare year for GM drivers, with a number of recalls due to safety issues. Hopefully, the move towards hand free technology will once again make it a good idea to buy GM vehicle!

Acklam Car Centre Explores: Why Are GM Recalling Cars Again

In a move that shocked approximately no-one at Acklam Car Centre, GM has announced the recall of yet more vehicles this week. One question; why?

Acklam Car Centre: We Know Second Hand Cars

You have to be pretty familiar with the car industry to succeed in the second hand car game. Acklam Car Centre, a family owned Middlesbrough-based second hand car seller has grown to become one of the most popular second hand car providers in the North-East of England because we know the market.

Cars are recalled all the time, for a number of reasons. We see it every month, nothing unusual However when cars are recalled repeatedly in such a short space of time, we’d suggest that it’s indicative of a larger problem that the manufacturer needs to address.

Problems with the Ignition

That seems to be the exact situation facing GM Motors; one the US’ largest car manufacturers. The BBC reported that this week GM has announced the recall of more than 500,000 Chevrolet cars, after discovering a fault with the ignition system. This mostly concerns products sold in North America.

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Specifically, the car producer found that a driver’s knee could bump the key fob; this would put the ignition into ‘run,’ which would drain the power. The company has also noted that the discrepancy has led to three crashes, which caused four minor injuries.

Indicative of a Larger Trend

So this is undoubtedly a minor flaw which hasn’t seriously hurt anybody; it doesn’t even effect the UK car market. Does it really matter?  Well as we’ve already said, this isn’t the first time recently GM has had to recall cars; this is indicative of a larger trend.

In March alone GM were forced to recall 2.6 million vehicles because of a faulty ignition switch that was said to be the reason behind 13 deaths. This led to the company being fined $35 (£21) million, two months later.

Whatever your position on the latest recall, it does remind you to be careful about the car you buy. Make sure you go to a car provider you can trust, like Acklam Car Centre, so you can drive away safe in the knowledge that you’ve gotten your money’s worth!

At Acklam Car Centre We’re Wondering: What’s Tesla’s Secret?

With the rollout of the Tesla Model S in the UK last weekend, the company’s head honcho has hinted that he might finally tell everyone the secret to their wildly popular electric cars. At Acklam Car Centre, we want to know what that secret is!

We Love Electric Cars Here at Acklam Car Centre

As a second hand car company, we feature all kinds of cars here at Acklam Car Centre. That dedication to making sure that every customer gets the car they want, in mint condition no less, is why we’ve grown to become one of the most successful second hand car providers in the North-East of England.

Of course we have electric cars and hybrids. Considering the fact that more people than ever want to live a green lifestyle and reduce their carbon footprint, we’d be idiots not to.  That’s why we’d love to get a Tesla on the lot; considering they sold 22,500 last year, and are set to sell a projected 35,000 this year, Tesla cars certainly a hot property!

Tesla: The Best Electric Cars America Has to Offer

Tesla Motors and Manufacturers bills itself as a premium electric car company. Their sales volumes certainly back that up! Since they primarily trade in the US, we always get the latest Tesla model late, however when it does come in, you can be sure it’ll sell out pretty darn quick!

That’s exactly what’s happened with the S model, which was finally rolled out this side of the Atlantic after it was unveiled in the US two years ago. Hailed as a triumph of engineering, it’s arguably the most effective electric cars on the market, but nobody really knows how it became so.

The Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S

That could be set to change, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk has indicated he may be ready to give the secret away. At the launch of the S model in the UK, he was asked whether he was ready to give away the secret. He replied “I’m contemplating doing something fairly significant on that front which should be kind of controversial with respect to Tesla’s patents.”

OK, one of these bad boys costs £70,000, so it’s unlikely you’ll be able to get one any time soon, but one day we’re sure you’ll see one on the Acklam Car Centre lot and we really can’t wait for that day to come!