Since the dawn of the motor car age, people have normally categorised two-wheel vehicles as “bikes” and four-wheeled as “cars”.
Two of the biggest themes in motor vehicles at the moment, at least as covered in the media, are a) electric vehicles and b) driverless ones.
We understand that our business clients take little more seriously than punctuality when they’re travelling to a meeting or similar.
While speaking to a client recently, we realised that he didn’t know the origin of the word ‘Chauffeur’. So, we told him and he was so interested that we thought we’d share this with a wider audience.
Almost every professional chauffeur will be able to tell you stories of how they’ve arrived to collect a client only to be shocked to find an entirely unexpected mountain of luggage is also ‘waiting to go’.
It’s amazing how often the subject of ‘concept cars’ arises in casual conversation with our clients. Many are hugely impressed by some of those seen in the media but puzzled as to why they’re never seen again.
The driving licence minimum age varies in Australia from 16.5 years of age in Northern Territory up to 18 in some other States.
In this day and age, it seems inconceivable that any professional limousine driver could possibly ‘get lost’ but the key word here is ‘professional’.
We’ve blogged before on alternative fuel sources for cars and confirmed that we’re keeping a close eye on developments in areas such as fuel cells, electrically powered vehicles and even solar options.
A year or so ago we mentioned in a blog that an overseas and important business visitor to our shores was once found wandering around lost, with his luggage, in an out-of-town business park. A taxi driver had become confused over the destination (which should have been in the CBD) and dropped him there.