Tesla Motors said yesterday it has teamed with luxury Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer to create a concept car known as the 2010 TAG Heuer Tesla Roadster.
The vehicle, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, was aimed at “people who appreciate engineering excellence and prefer products that put a premium on efficiency and technological innovation.” A press release about the vehicle said little about technology, but mentioned that the collector’s car includes a unique interior by Tesla chief designer Franz von Holzhausen. Holzhausen is said to have incorporated “TAG Heuer avant-garde design elements and a specially-designed center console” that hosts a cutting-edge watch concept from TAG Heuer.
Some cars are more reliable than others, but even the vehicles at the bottom of this year’s Consumer Reports reliability survey are vastly better than those of 20 years ago in the key areas of powertrain and hardware, experts said this week.
As it does every year, Consumers Union recently surveyed its members on the reliability of their vehicles. This year, it collected data on approximately 1.1 million cars and trucks, categorizing the members’ likes and dislikes, not only of their vehicles, but of the vehicle sub-systems, as well.
A few weeks ago, Ford Motor Co. quietly announced that it was rolling out a new wrinkle to the powerful safety feature called stability control, adding even more lifesaving potential to a technology that has already been very successful.
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