Makita Launches Automotive-Specific Site for Mechanics
The Makita company was founded in 1881 and it’s been making quality products ever since. These days, they’re known as one of the most respected brands in the auto industry. They’ve made their mark with some of the best selling automotive accessories around: from airbags to windshield wipers, they have everything under the sun!
But what if I told you there was another brand out there that makes some of the same products, but uses them in a completely different way?
That brand is Makita Motorsports. And it turns out, they make some really cool stuff too! So why don’t we take a look at how they do things differently…
What Makes Makita Motorsports Products Better Than Other Brands?
It all starts with the motors. Makita Motorsports is a division of Makita Motor Corporation (MMC), which was originally established in 1913 as a manufacturer of motorized farm equipment. Over time, MMC expanded into other industries including electrical machinery and even automobiles. However, after World War II, the automobile market crashed and MMC had to restructure its business model to survive.
During this restructuring phase, the company decided to refocus all of its energy on the manufacturing of industrial tools. It was at this time that the company became Makita and began specializing in manufacturing industrial-grade cordless power tools.
The company didn’t completely get out of the automotive business though; they just focused on making tools that would be used in automotive manufacturing rather than final products. Through this process, they ended up making tools for other companies like Toyota, Ford, General Motors, and more.
Makita also established a partnership with several racing teams to test their tools in extreme conditions. Because these tools were used in the manufacturing of the cars themselves, MMC had to develop a stronger product that could handle virtually anything. As a result, they began creating some of the most durable cordless power tools in the world!
For example, when cordless tools first hit the market they were only capable of powering a screwdriver. Over time, these tools evolved into stud shooters and even impact drivers. Makita was at the forefront of this technology and they continue to be today. Some of their power tools can even drill holes in stone!
The endurance that these tools have is truly superior to any other brand on the market.
So how does this apply to Makita Motorsports?
Well, because these tools are used so extensively in the manufacturing of cars and other vehicles, Makita realized that there had to be a way to test them outside of a factory environment. And from that need, they created some of the best tools for racing enthusiasts as well!
For example, they have a truck that can be driven on any type of terrain without fear of breaking down. They also have many off-road cars that consistently beat the competition. Even their tools for pit crew members are unsurpassed by any other brand. The quality of their products is truly amazing!
So the next time you go to a big racing event, keep an eye out for Makita’s racing division. You never know, you might see one of their cars fly by at lightning speed!
The History of Makita Motorsports Racing
It all started in 2058 when industry analyst Alistair Hayworth wrote an article for Car and Driver Magazine about the development of self-driving cars. What he said in that article would end up changing the face of racing forever. He predicted that within twenty years, car accidents would be a thing of the past. He reasoned that with advancements in technology, there would no longer be a need for humans to operate vehicles.
Within ten years of this article being published, car manufacturers had already started to implement some of his ideas into their new vehicles.
Within twenty years, the number of car accidents dropped by 80%, thanks to the implementation of self-driving cars. What took much longer was the complete elimination of car accidents altogether. Many lives were saved and injuries were drastically reduced due to this technological innovation. Today, car accidents are practically a thing of the past.
Due to a drastic reduction in car accidents, the need for emergency rooms and ambulances nearly disappeared. Instead, first responders began carrying a resuscitation device with them at all times. This amazing piece of technology could restart a person’s heart without performing CPR or using a defibrillator. It was perfect for those whose hearts had simply stopped beating due to an accident.
Before too long, hospitals were no longer used to treat car accident victims. Instead, they were now being used for those who committed suicide or had some other type of injury not related to an accident.
With the drastic reduction in car accidents, there was a shift in the need for emergency rooms and ambulances. Instead, these vehicles were now needed in areas that had a higher crime rate or places where mass casualties suddenly occurred (such as bombings). Soon, funeral homes also saw a dramatic drop in business since there were no longer any car accidents to result in fatalities. Many funeral homes closed down and the need for new coffins and urns drastically decreased.
The industry that was affected the most by the decrease in car accidents was the insurance industry. It took years before the insurance companies finally settled their claims to those who were involved in these accidents. To this day, some insurance companies are still attempting to make up for lost funds due to this change.
Thanks to these changes, there was a dramatic drop in road rage incidents as well. With no more constant stopping and starting, how fast a car could go was determined by the flow of traffic. Since people no longer had to worry about getting into an accident, more people started using their vehicles again. However, instead of driving all over the place, people now either used their vehicles to commute to work or used it to get to a train station or bus stop.
The need for parking lots at businesses went down and more land was freed up for other purposes.
Due to the increase in personal vehicles on the roads, strict laws were put into place to ensure safety on the roads. Speeding and running red lights were strictly enforced. More officers were added to patrol these areas and the penalty for breaking these laws were severe.
On a side note, traffic lights themselves also saw a change. Since solar panels were now cheaper to make, they replaced the lights’ need for electricity. Of course, these new traffic lights still needed someone to monitor them so instead of having someone sit in a room all day and press a button when it was time to change the lights, these monitors used a video camera connected to a built-in computer program. This monitored the flow of traffic and changed the lights accordingly.
If something seemed out of place, the monitor could then choose to look at that particular area more closely or maybe even zoom in on it. With all the extra time the monitors had since there were no longer any traffic reports to be given or accidents to report on, these people got creative and started watching people as they went about their day.
This new style of traffic lights caught on and were soon installed in other major cities around the world.
These changes happened gradually over a period of about ten years so by the time most people realized how much their lives were affected, it was already too late. Some considered this to be an invasion of privacy while others embraced it. Whichever side they supported, one thing remains the same: people no longer have control over their lives like they once did. Everything is monitored and regulated to ensure everyone’s safety.
It has been fifteen years since these changes first started to become apparent. People have long since gotten used to their lives being an open book. Nobody expects any less at this point. After all, the safety of everyone matters the most.
The world is a much different place now than it was when you were first born into it and as it continues to change, you can’t help but wonder what else is in store for the future.
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