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Chevy Traverse Safety Technology Utilizes Video Games

In order to make your car as safe as possible, designers and engineers are using video games. You heard right. GM recently released info about its partnership with the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies, where researchers have been using the Xbox360 Kinect motion sensor to fit child seats.

Chevy Traverse Safety Technology is helping improve child car seat safety

Chevy Traverse Safety Technology is helping improve child car seat safety

Chevy Traverse Safety Technology

According to GM, the Kinect sensor has the capability to be modified in order to overlay child safety seats over existing models, telling engineers which seats are the best for each. This is an incredible boost for Chevy Traverse safety technology, where engineers were first testing the system.

“There are over 250 different makes and models of child safety seats on the market, and new or revised models are introduced every year,” said Julie Kleinert, GM’s Global Child Safety Technical Lead,  “and the lack of an industry standard for the size and shape of child seats makes it quite challenging for vehicle engineers.”

The use of the Kinect controller makes testing considerably cheaper, especially considering the fact the Microsoft product is a fraction of the cost of an industrial scanner. Some engineers even think it does a better job. More bang for your buck – that’s what Chevy is all about.

Find out for yourself what a great car the Chevrolet Traverse is – visit Tom Naquin Chevrolet!

Lucky winner rewarded for sponsoring Goshen Stars Soccer Club

Congratulations to area resident Jeff Bowser!  He was announced as the lucky winner of the local Chevrolet Youth Soccer Breakaway Sweepstakes on April 14, 2014, at Tom Naquin Chevrolet.  Bowser is the recipient of a flat screen, high-definition television and Blu-Ray player.

Winning Entry from Goshen Stars Soccer Club

The winning entry in the Michiana area came from Goshen Stars Soccer Club sponsored by Tom Naquin Chevrolet.  Bowser and other league supporters had the opportunity to enter and win through this year’s Chevrolet Youth Soccer sweepstakes.

Five national grand prize winners received a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, while each participating market had one winner of the home entertainment package.

2014 Chevy Traverse

5 lucky winners received a 2014 Chevy Traverse!

Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program

The Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program is a grassroots initiative helping to establish a positive relationship between local dealers and their communities. Chevrolet Dealers sponsor their local youth soccer organizations as a part of Chevrolet’s nation-wide commitment to support youth sports, one community at a time.

This year, the Chevrolet Youth Soccer program had nearly 1,100 dealers and 850,000 young athletes participate throughout the U.S. Chevrolet and the United States Soccer Federation recently announced a multi-year partnership deal making Chevrolet the Official Partner of U.S. Soccer at a time when the sport’s popularity is rising in the U.S.

Chevrolet also recently launched its “What Do You #PlayFor?” global soccer initiative, supporting play as a path to opportunity.  For more information about Chevrolet’s current global soccer initiatives, including the Chevrolet Youth Soccer program, please visit www.ChevroletFC.com.

Tom Naquin Chevrolet is proud to sponsor the Goshen Stars Soccer Club and the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program.

 

Chevrolet Offers Seven Models with 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores for Safety

Chevrolet offers seven 2014 model year vehicles that have earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That’s more than any other automotive brand can claim.

The seven vehicles to earn a 5-Star Overall Score in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program were the Chevrolet Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Impala, Traverse, Camaro Coupe, and the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. Even more impressive is the fact that the Sonic is the first and only car in the subcompact class to earn a 5-Star Overall Score.

GM research found that safety ranks in the top 10 reasons for purchasing a certain vehicle, so they make sure to put an emphasis on it.

“We design safety and crashworthiness into our vehicles very early in development,” said Gay Kent, GM’s general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “We are committed to offering advanced safety technologies on a broad range of models, not just on the most expensive vehicles. All of our vehicles are designed to provide continuous protection for customers before, during and after a crash.”

You can learn more about the safety technologies that go into each of these vehicles by visiting Tom Naquin Chevrolet in Elkhart, Indiana today!