Pioneer Avic D3 Review

Wouldn’t it be great to watch a DVD movie, see current traffic weather, make/receive phone calls and listen to your favorite music all from one system? One of the leading electronic companies has put all these features and more into one in-dash car system, the Pioneer AVIC D3.

Pioneer Electronic’s is one of the top consumer electronic producers in the world; they have created a new top of the line head unit for auto stereos that will forever change the way you commute/travel in your vehicle. The Pioneer AVIC D3 will surpass all the requirements a driver will need in their vehicle. With its 6.1 inch touchscreen display the Pioneer AVIC D3 may function as a GPS navigation unit, DivX playback and as well as DVD video/movies. Using the touchscreen display you may select music, navigation details, DVD video, Bluetooth settings, etc. The Pioneer AVIC D3 in-dash car system comes with maps of North America which includes over 11 million points of interest. Also monitoring your local traffic will be made easier than ever by integrating the optional tuner for XM’s NavTraffic service that offer real-time updates of traffic status.

The Pioneer AVIC D3 is extremely will designed with perfect placement in your vehicles dashboard; it will fit most modern vehicles and it will give your car or truck that factory look. You can even customize the screen illumination color, which gives you the option to choose from 8 preset colors and 5 graphical user interface colors, to match your vehicles dashboard. With all the features mentioned the Pioneer AVIC D3 also includes a CD-BTB200 Bluetooth adapter so you can receive cellular calls hands free (your phone must be Bluetooth compatible for this function to work). With the units embedded microphone you can also listen and talk through you vehicles speakers. The D3 also gives you the option to save phone numbers to make calls even easier. Pioneer has put all these great features into one in-dash head unit and producing one of the best systems in its class.

We also recommend the Pioneer AVIC-D3 Bypass guide to unlock all features.

Volkswagen Rocktan Review and Specifications

It is an upcoming and new SUV from Volkswagen wing which in expected to be launch in Indian market by the end of 2012. The demand for SUVs in domestic market is rising year by year, keeping this in mind it has officially declared to launch the new model in 2012. The new vehicle is based on Maruti Suzuki SX4. The company is also collaborating with Maruti Suzuki India for it. In which Suzuki holds 19.9 ventures and the rest holds Volkswagen. It will compete with Toyota Urban Cruiser and the upcoming Nissan Juke in Indian market.

Engine – As per as the official reports It will be available in both petrol and diesel versions. The petrol will be powered by 1.4 liter TSI engine while the diesel one will be 1.6 liter and 1.2 liter TDI mill with advanced technologies. Both the engines will have a capacity to produce utmost power of 430 hp at 5900 rpm and 424 Nm of peak torque at 4600 rpm with 6 speed manual and optional 6 speed automatic gearbox. The engine will be powerful; people who love to ride fast will really like it, the pulling power of the car will be awesome.

Exterior – It looks very similar to Maruti Alto from front side, but it looks smarter than Alto. It has a thick black line on the bonnet with the company’s emblem. The grill in the front is smartly designed where air intake is easy. Head lamps and fog lamps of this car looks unique. Overall it is good and it will attract customers.

Interior – Well speaking on the interior of this car. It is a five seater. It gives enough leg and head room for all the occupants. It is expected to come with several common interior features like AC, Audio system, cup holders, front armrest, split folding rear seat, front power window, adjustable driver seat, electronic adjustable ORVMs, lockable glove box etc.

Safety – It is expected to most secured SUV with advanced safety features like all speed traction control, daytime running lights, driver and passenger airbags along with side airbags added with passenger sensing system, automatic crash response, Tyre pressure monitor system, fog lamps, theft-deterrent system, power door locks, ABS, key less access, etc.

The price tag of the Volkswagen Rocktan is depends on manufacturing plant, if it is manufactured in Indian plant the cost of the car will be around 12 lakhs. If the car is manufactured in abroad country and imported to Indian market means the cost the car will be around 20 lakhs. Both the companies have not revealed the place of manufacturing (Rocktan).

Book Review – A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans

By: W. Bruce Cameron

Publisher: Forge Books

Publication Date: December 2016

ISBN: 978-0765388117

Dog lovers have always known that dogs are smart, loving animals that are deeply devoted to “their humans.” Author W. Bruce Cameron has taken this knowledge and added a unique twist that builds on it – a novel that imagines one dog, who lives several dog lives, and remembers each life, and the lessons learned in that life.

A Dog’s Purpose opens with a puppy describing his life. It soon becomes clear that the puppy, along with his three siblings and his mother, are feral. Eventually the puppy, along with his mother and one brother, are captured by a dog rescue. They are placed in a backyard with many other dogs and while the puppy, who is soon named Toby, adjusts well, his mother can’t handle the human interaction and manages to escape. Toby grows, makes friends and is eventually reunited with his sister. But trouble comes when the rescue is shutdown by the authorities for having too many dogs. Toby soon finds himself in a bad situation…

When Toby’s life comes to an end, he is reincarnated as a beautiful Golden Retriever. Now the puppy is part of a healthy litter, kept with a breeder. When he sees other puppies, from other litters, being adopted and disappearing into the great beyond outside the yard, he wants to go. He remembers watching his mother from his first life open the door handle, and he works to copy her. It works and he escapes from the breeder and wanders around until he is scooped up by a kindly man who takes him for a ride in his car. Unfortunately, the man stops at a bar and leaves the puppy in his hot car. Once again the puppy is rescued, this time by a woman who breaks the car window just in time before heat stroke kills the dog. She takes the puppy home to her young son, and this is where the bulk of the story is – between “Bailey” the dog and “Boy.”

After “Boy,” Bailey comes back a few more times – once as a K-9 Search and Rescue German Shepherd and again as a black Lab. His final reincarnation as the Lab brings him full circle with a very satisfying conclusion to the story.

Told from the dog’s point of view, A Dog’s Purpose is a delightful story that immediately drew me in and kept me reading until the last page was turned. The author has a true gift of capturing the thoughts of a dog and it truly felt as if the dog was sharing his life with me. Toby/Bailey/Ellie/Buddy was a loving dog who knew that his purpose was to do what his human wanted/needed him to do, whether that was save a child from drowning, or go for a car ride to make a boy happy. Like every dog, this dog picked up words – “kennel,” “bed,” “sleep,” etc. and basic concepts such as “Merry Christmas” that to him meant people coming to the house. He would be sitting at the feet of his owner and pick up a word from the humans talking – for example, his name – and get all excited, not knowing what the rest of the conversation was about. The author did include a minimum amount of dialogue from the humans to give readers a hint of what was happening, but even without that assistance, it wasn’t hard to follow. Much of what the dog did was pick up on emotions of those people around him – sensing joy, fear, pain – and reacting accordingly. The writing style definitely worked quite well, and I look forward to diving into the sequel, A Dog’s Journey.

Quill says: There’s a reason Hollywood came calling and made a movie based on this book! If you love dogs, do yourself a favor and read A Dog’s Purpose.