We definitely hope that you didn’t miss this Motor Trend Radio spot from June 9, Viper fans.
If you did, let’s catch you up!
Directed president Mike Simmons stopped by for a quick chat on the “Truck Trend Hour” with host Alan Taylor about the recent release of the Viper SmartStart 3.0 mobile app.
Taylor, who has a Viper SmartStart installed on his truck, gave the product a great review and recommended it other truck owners, anyone interested in controlling their car from their smartphone or in the cloud-connected car.
Some other highlights:
Host Alan Taylor: “I love my remote start, I have been a big fan of these for many years … I think I am on my third Viper remote start for different vehicles.”
Mike Simmons: “We have an army of engineers that take literally every car that comes off the line — every trim level; every year, make and model — we bring the car into our shop, get underneath the dash and tap into the computer of the car and really understand that data words that are coming out of the car.”
Alan Taylor: “Be able to start [your car] in inclement weather, or hot weather, and have it ready for you to be able to get in to a warm or cooled-off car. I like it, I have it on my truck.”
Click the play button below to listen to the podcast.
According to MotorAuthority.com, the design specs apparently feature one electric motor and gas-powered engine that can spin the front axle — and another electric motor that spins the rear axle.
According to Inside Line, Mitsubishi Motors North America boasts that the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid, which is aiming to be one of the first plug-in crossover/SUVs in the U.S., will launch here in the states in late ’13 or early on in ’14 latest.
(Pssst, btw … no word yet on pricing numbers or a mpg equivalent rating.)
A New Zealand teen was clocked in at waaaaay over the legal limit … at a whopping 115 mph (185 kilometers an hour).
The cops say they tried to pull the 18-year-old muppet (New Zealand slang for fool) over for speeding — but the speedster took off, reaching 115 mph on the dial, before finally giving up and pulling over at a golf course.
The speedy teen’s driver’s license has been suspended (yah think?) — and the police have taken possession of his car.
He’ll be facing a whole slew of charges very soon.