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BMW Continues to Lead the Industry with Innovative and Progressive Ideas

In a period of technological and automotive progression that exceeds any precedent, BMW is a leader in the race. BMW has always been at the forefront of technological advancement in the auto-industry, being one of the first brands to equip its vehicles with self-detecting collision avoiding systems, brake-assist systems, and numerous other features. According to the web publication Digital Trends, BMW continues to pave the road for competitors when it comes to current popular innovative topics. In this era where technology can be new today and old tomorrow, it’s important for companies to set their sights on the future. While most companies are looking ahead to the next decade, BMW is looking ahead to the next century with their Vision Next 100 models. Hot Technology Topics in the Auto Industry Autonomous Vehicles For years, autonomously driven vehicles have appeared in Science Fiction movies as a concept that exists only in the unforeseeable future. However, this is likely to change soon as automakers have already implemented concepts like lane keeping assist or adaptive cruise control. These features are considered to be Level 1 or 2 in autonomous functionality. BMW’s vision for the next generation of cars is Level 3 in autonomous [...]

By | 2017-01-25T14:31:59+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on BMW Continues to Lead the Industry with Innovative and Progressive Ideas

Jaguar Refuses to Compromise Power or Efficiency with the 2017 Jaguar XF

Jaguar steps up their game once again by offering a slew of innovative updates with the 2017 Jaguar XF, arriving in showrooms early this spring. This winter, drivers can look forward to the new and improved efficiency and performance of the Jaguar XF. The 2017 Jaguar XF will provide drivers with even greater control and performance than previous models and incorporates the latest driver assistance and safety technology. The update aptly shows Jaguar’s continued commitment to ongoing improvement. Rather than gliding along on previously earned accolades, Jaguar engineers press forward to create and implement the latest automotive advancements in order to keep the brand at the forefront of premium automotive design. At Jaguar Santa Barbara, we have outlined some of the latest updates revealed about the 2017 Jaguar XF so our customers can see for themselves what an incredible vehicle the new XF promises to be. Improved Handling: Drivers can be confident in the performance of the XF on or off the road and in inclement weather conditions. The 2017 Jaguar XF will incorporate all-wheel drive for improved all-weather performance. Additionally, the Intelligent Driveline Dynamics technology will maximize traction and performance without compromising rear-wheel agility. Adaptive Surface Response mode for [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:24:36+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Jaguar Refuses to Compromise Power or Efficiency with the 2017 Jaguar XF

Companies That Embrace Innovation Will Succeed

The Lean Learning Center reviews organizations that have embraced change and stood the test of time. In our article about the importance of innovation and creativity to an organization’s success, we discussed the average lifespan of an S&P 500 company: The average lifespan has declined from 61 years in 1955 to 18 years in 2014. However, not all company lifespans are getting smaller… Some companies are displaying remarkable staying power, celebrating over 100 years in existence. Companies over 100 years old: 1802 DuPont and Company 1806 Colgate-Palmolive Company 1837 Procter & Gamble 1866 Sherwin-Williams 1872 Kimberly-Clark Corp. 1876 Eli Lilly and Company 1883 PPG Industries 1886 Johnson & Johnson 1888 Libbey Inc. 1888 Hubbell Inc. 1894 The Hershey Company 1896 Tootsie Roll Industries 1898 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 1899 Timken Company 1902 3M Company 1903 Harley-Davidson Motor Company 1903 Ford Motor Company 1903 Anderson Corporation 1905 Ingersoll RAND Company 1906 Xerox 1911 IBM Corporation 1911 Whirlpool Corporation 1913 Clorox Company Why, then, do some companies grow while others cease to exist? Are there characteristics in common among organizations that last? We would like to suggest that the answer is YES. Companies that stand the test of time are able to [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:24:41+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Lean Learning Center|Comments Off on Companies That Embrace Innovation Will Succeed

Innovative Components are the Key to Advanced Engineering Developments

Huron Automatic Screw Company supports ongoing innovations within a diverse array of industries in the United States by developing high-quality components essential to new products and processes. Ongoing engineering innovations drive the technology of our day. As a society, we have come to expect our tools, machines, and way of life to improve with time. We are not disappointed. With every passing day, new methods, processes, materials, and tools are developed that drive technology and new developments. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we are also dedicated to continual improvement and we recognize the efforts and tools that make this process possible. Components Enable Innovation Think about it. Even the most advanced products depend on the precision performance and reliability of their components. Whether you are considering the newest sport performance automobiles, heavy-duty trucking engines, military vehicles, marine engines, pump systems and more - a collection of screws, nuts, bolts, studs, and other individual components is what holds it all together and enables the design to function properly. As a premier manufacturer of custom fasteners, Huron Automatic Screw Company is dedicated to providing components of the highest quality and reliability. Engineers, developers, and designers have relied on our expert team for [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:24:47+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Huron Automatic Screw Company|Comments Off on Innovative Components are the Key to Advanced Engineering Developments

Take Advantage of Innovative Online Tools from Santa Barbara Auto Group

Acura Santa Barbara offers innovative online shopping tools to help customers make a more educated choice about their new Acura vehicle. Acura Santa Barbara makes it easier than ever to shop online for a new car. Thanks to a collection of innovative online services, customers can search for their favorite modes, compare pricing and performances specs, and even analyze the value of their trade-in all from the comfort of home. Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the most convenient buying process and offers customers the tools and resources they need to confidently make their next car purchase. CarFinder The first place to start when looking online at new or certified pre-owned Acura vehicles from Acura Santa Barbara is CarFinder. CarFinder is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is a free no obligation tool that helps customers narrow down their selection based on important search parameters including: Type Make Model Body Style Highway MPG Model Year Mileage Pricing Customers enter their search request and then receive a list of matching vehicles complete with model features and details, pricing, and photographs. It takes the work out of searching for the perfect car without any pressure. Customers [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:24:52+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Take Advantage of Innovative Online Tools from Santa Barbara Auto Group

Huron Automatic Screw Company Sustains Innovative High-Temperature Fastener Applications

Huron Automatic Screw Company offers comprehensive custom design services to support innovative design advancements within a variety of machining industries. As we welcome in 2016, many companies within the automotive, natural gas, and petroleum industries have much to be optimistic about. These markets are expected to ramp up early this year thanks to the influx of innovative technology including new fuel-efficient automotive engines or fast moving natural gas pumps. In each of the new applications, fasteners are now required to be more resilient than ever before. High-temperature operations are crucial and high-quality products are essential. Source from the Best When it comes to sourcing high-quality fasteners that can withstand uniquely challenging environments, it is important to select a manufacturer with a strong reputation for excellence. Only specific kinds of fasteners made from certain materials can be used in these innovative applications and the development of these components can sometimes present a challenge. For this reason, it is crucial that manufacturers source components from the most reliable and high-quality supplier possible. With Huron Automatic Screw Company, customers can have peace of mind knowing their components will be manufactured to their exact specifications to perform exceptionally even under extreme conditions. Why Choose [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:24:58+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Huron Automatic Screw Company|Comments Off on Huron Automatic Screw Company Sustains Innovative High-Temperature Fastener Applications

BMW Offers Innovative New Technologies for 2015

Explore the latest safety, entertainment, and design innovations available from BMW with Santa Barbara Auto Group. BMW is dedicated to incorporating the most advanced technologies in each new vehicle. At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we are always excited to share the latest BMW innovations with our customers. Currently, some of our favorite features affect design, safety, and connectivity factors and truly set each BMW apart from the crowd. Here is a list of our top picks for 2015: Adaptive Lighting BMW has made strides in headlight design to provide exceptional visibility on the road. BMW Adaptive LED headlights are special because they literally move with the driver to illuminate road signs, signals, and obstacles clearly. As the steering wheel is turned, the lights move with you and Selective Beam technology automatically controls the high beams to prevent other drivers from being blinded as they approach. Heads-Up Display BMW has designed an innovative full-color heads up display that provides every essential piece of information the driver needs while on the road. Data such as current speed, navigation directions, radio and artist information, and safety and collision warnings are projected on the windshield in the driver’s direct line of sight. This way, [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:25:12+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on BMW Offers Innovative New Technologies for 2015

Acura MDX Continues to Top Charts as Best-Selling Luxury SUV

Acura continues to lead the way by brining innovative technology and design to loyal customers with the Acura MDX. Over the past few years, the Acura MDX has climbed in sales to become one of the best-selling luxury SUVs in its segment. A popular choice for California drivers and others across the nation, the vehicle has sold so well that Acura has announced it will begin manufacturing the model in multiple locations as early as 2017. Acura Takes Steps to Meet Rising Demand Customer demand for the Acura MDX has grown so high that Honda has announced plans to add a second production location in North America for the vehicle. Until now, the Acura MDX was produced exclusively at the Lincoln, Alabaman factory. Going forward, the model will also be produced at a second location in Liberty, Ohio within two years. This will enable Acura to better meet the demand for the popular three-row luxury SUV. Drivers seemingly cannot get enough of this unique luxury SUV offering thanks to controlled handling, sophisticated and assertive design, and a cabin that offers room for friends and an atmosphere of luxury comfort. In addition to increasing customer demand, the Acura MDX has also [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:26:03+00:00 May 31st, 2015|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Acura MDX Continues to Top Charts as Best-Selling Luxury SUV

Audi Brings Precision Laser Lighting to the Road

Audi Santa Barbara explores the latest lighting innovations from Audi on the world-class luxury sports car, the Audi R8. The Audi R8 has always been a standard for engineering sophistication and ingenuity within the Audi brand. This iconic luxury sports car has received top reviews, exceptional driver feedback, and has even made appearances on the big screen in box office hits. Even with this legacy of excellence, the Audi R8 continues to surprise and impress drivers year after year. Audi continues to push the creative boundaries of engineering and the Audi R8 is proud to deliver a driving experience unlike any other in its market class. Recently, Audi announced that the Audi R8 will showcase a number of technology updates for the new year. One of the first to be announced is its all-new set of headlights. Of course, these are no ordinary headlights. The new Audi R8 will feature available with a laser spot as complementary high-beam headlamp.   Paired with the advanced LED headlamps, the laser sport high-beams will provide more efficient lighting capabilities for dark roads and difficult driving conditions. Audi understands that strong lighting has the power to prevent an accident and provide the visibility drivers need [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:26:20+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Audi Brings Precision Laser Lighting to the Road