What You Need To Know Before You Go

Hand-Held Navigation Systems

It seems that all new trucks and cars have an auto navigation system these days. However, there are a few different varieties of auto navigation system, so if you want one as well, you have to know which system is best for you. There are stand alone, factory installed systems, units that are added to a car later, portable systems and hand-held systems.

Some of these set-ups offer more capabilities than others, but you have to be cagey of an auto navigation system that offers functions that you will never use. These models are typically for the geeks. That does not mean that others can not use them, but they may be bewildering for the average person.

Playboy Satellite Radio

Satellite radio has truly taken off in some parts of the world, particularly in countries with a large land mass. Places like America, Canada, Europe and Australia, places where it is hard to realize national coverage with traditional terrestrial radio broadcasting without hundreds of expensive sub-stations to boost the signal.

Yes, without a shadow of a doubt, satellite radio is here to stay for several reasons. First of all, satellite radio is digital and therefore is able to deliver sound of very high quality. Terrestrial digital radio can do that too, you might say.

Yes, that is true, but the coverage of terrestrial digital radio is rather small which means tht if you are driving a long distance, you will have to keep retuning your radio to a new station, whereas with satellite, the footprint can cover thousands of square miles.

Camping is a very popular activity among the under Forties. People like to go hunting, fishing, hiking, walking or just camping with their friends, family or lover. The outdoors is attractive and can be romantic. Lots of people want to get a little closer to nature and the easiest way of doing this is sleeping under canvas, or nylon or something man-made like that. Another benefit for the young is that it is inexpensive.

However, it is not merely inexpensive, it is healthy and instructive. All children should go camping either with their parents or the scouts in order to learn something of nature before they get locked into a career to pay the mortgage and forget that there is life outside the city. You know, there are inner city kids that do not know that milk comes from cows? How ridiculous is that?

XM Radio is one of the two largest American satellite radio broadcasters. They broadcast over 150 programmes of all kinds like sports, traffic, weather, music of all decades and comedy.

The principal area of their broadcasting activities though is music. After all, that is what most people like to listen to while they are driving or working at home or in the yard.

The music of XM Radio is wide-ranging, catering for the requirements of every music ever recorded. For example, of the sixty-eight music channels, there are channels that play music from only one decade: from the Forties to the Noughties!

Then, transversing those barriers of time, there are music channels that only play Rock and Roll or only play Bee Bop or only play the Blues. There are also channels that only play new records.

If you go to a car show, expect to get impressed. After all, that is the whole point of putting on the show in the first place. Having said that, you will also see excellent, if not the best, examples of four-wheeled vehicles. However, the issue is: should you buy a car at a car show?

Well, that is not a simple question to answer, because it depends on you and the circumstances. It is never a wise idea to buy on a whim, but if you see something that you have really been searching for for some time, then you may have to buy it there and then or wait a long time to get another opportunity.

The first difficulty with working out which was the first hybrid vehicle, is deciding what the term ‘hybrid vehicle’ means. For example, a barge being pulled by a horse with the current of the canal could be construed as a hybrid vehicle. However, most individuals these days will agree that a true hybrid vehicle utilizes a ‘rechargeable energy storage system’ or an RESS.

For instance, this could define a vehicle that uses one form of propulsion, such as an internal combustion engine as its main kind of propulsion, whilst that engine recharges batteries that can also be used to power an electric engine.

I am certain that it will surprise 90% + of people to hear that the history of hybrid vehicles is almost as long as the history of automobiles themselves. Porsche is a famous make of expensive sports cars, but in 1898 Ferdinand Porsche, a young Czech student, designed the Loher-Porsche one-cylinder internal combustion engine.