blogging helps business success

I wanted to put up some blogging statistics. Blogs are a key business, as you'll observe.

  • 6.7MM people publish blogs
  • 12MM write blogs using their social networks
  • 81% of U.S. online consumers trust information and advice they get from blogs
  • Companies that blog have 97% more inbound links
  • The projection is that there are 128 million blog readers in the U.S.
  • 92% of companies that post multiple times on their blogs acquire a customer from their blog
  • B2B marketers get 67% more leads than businesses that do not blog
  • 23% of online time is dedicated to social networks or blogs
  • 61% of U.S. online consumers made their purchase based on a blog recommendation
Blogging helps you exceed in business.

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the accord hybrid

The Honda Accord Hybrid is back to go on sale this spring. It's a 2017 model. Honda has not released the detailed pricing yet. The car model was off the market for a year.
It's similar to the 2015 model. However, it does sport an increase of 16 HP to 212. It has a combined mileage of 48 MPG. This helps the Accord Hybrid to become a leading midsize hybrid sedan.

The model went through a total re-engineering of the powertrain that includes new electric motors and a revised 2.0-liter Atkinson gasoline engine. Honda Sensing, the brand's name for its suite of autonomous and electronic safety system, is standard in the Accord Hybrid. That includes lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, and blind-spot warning. was the source for this post


supercomputing boosts team and driver

Announced March 31st, Honda and IBM will partner to equip Formula One (F1) racecars with data and technology sensors. The sensor will pull data to allow the racing team to amend and implement their strategies during a race.

Drivers will have access to this data as they are on the track.

Real-time racing decisions, based on this data, could very well revolutionize race driving. Pit stops can be made from information instead of intuition. Obviously, patience will tested during the transition process.

F1 is based on fuel conservation, strategy, and car mechanics.
 F1 is now more about car design. 

McLaren Honda, based in the UK, is implementing IBM's Watson IoT technology though its cars' hybrid engines. The research from this process will be used in Honda's production of consumer vehicles.

As the race goes on, this data is streamed to the cloud and shared with pit crews equipped with tablets. Information is also shared with researchers at Honda R&D for adjustments in temperature, pressure and power.

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automated emergency braking

20 automakers have agreed to voluntarily add autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to their vehicles by September 1, 2022.

This will cover about 99% of all cars sold in the United States. The companies in this agreement are: Audi, BMW, FCA, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The unprecedented commitment means that this important safety technology will be available to more consumers more quickly than would be possible through the regulatory process. The systems use on-vehicle sensors such as radar, cameras or lasers to detect an imminent crash, warn the driver and apply the brakes if the driver does not take sufficient action quickly enough.

“It’s an exciting time for vehicle safety. By proactively making emergency braking systems standard equipment on their vehicles, these 20 automakers will help prevent thousands of crashes and save lives,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “It’s a win for safety and a win for consumers."

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that this voluntary move will make AEB standard three full years before a regulatory mandate would be able to do it. Over that time, AEB technology could prevent 28,000 crashes and 12,000 injuries.

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