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Self-Driving Trucks Could Enter Florida Highways in 2015

9 Sep

By now most people have heard of self-driving vehicles, but it’s generally believed that such technology is a handful of years away from practical implementation. Royal Truck & Equipment, a construction company that operates in Florida but is based in Pennsylvania, thinks otherwise. Royal believes it could have self-driving trucks working on Florida’s highways at […]

6 Apps That Help Prevent Texting While Driving

2 Sep

You keep hearing it, you may even see it, and now almost everyone in American with a smartphone knows that texting while driving is dangerous. But that doesn’t stop most of us from doing it, especially teenage drivers. In fact, an average of 9 Americans a day die in a crash caused by distracted driving, […]

Should Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) Be Mandatory?

19 Aug

What is AEB? Autonomous emergency braking, or AEB, is a new braking system that supposedly reduces the number of and risk of slow-speed collisions. The system uses a combination of lasers, cameras, radar, and sensors to detect possible collisions at three levels: low speed system, higher speed system, and pedestrians. Not all AEB systems come […]

Who Invented the Car Radio? Meet Paul Galvin.

28 Feb

For many drivers, flipping on the radio is nearly as instinctive as powering up the engine or adjusting the in-car air temperature. But car radios weren’t always so widely embraced. In the early days of the car radio, some safety-minded legislators wanted to ban car radios for being too distracting and dangerous for drivers. But […]

What Will Driverless Car Technology Mean for Car Ownership?

26 Feb

For the past century, owning a car has been a big part of the American Dream, along with owning a home and starting a family. But personal priorities have a way of shifting as times change, and technological advances factor into these evolving values. More than any other roadway technology, driverless cars have the potential […]

Disabled Driving: What to Know as a Driver or Family Member

11 Feb

Adults with disabilities are faced with many challenges throughout life, but fortunately, driving doesn’t have to be one of them. With just a few special modifications and some training, many disabled adults can safely and easily get behind the wheel and drive cars on roads and highways. Whether you’re a new driver, an experienced driver, […]

Tax Breaks for Hybrid and Eco-Friendly Cars

8 Feb

Environmentally friendly vehicles do more than just save you money at the gas station; they can also earn you some valuable financial incentives throughout the year. Although traditional vehicles are still in the majority today, hybrids and electric cars are becoming more accessible and affordable. The initial price tag of an eco-friendly car may come […]

All About Smart Cars: Where They’ve Been and are Headed

1 Feb

Smart Cars are often thought of as eco-friendly, convenient and downright cute! But how much do you really know about the history of the Smart Car and its technology? The City Coupe Smart Car is just over 8 feet long, less than 5 feet wide, and about 5 feet tall. Whether you’re in the market […]

Optimizing Vehicle Fuel Efficiency: Start/Stop Technology

28 Jan

Not only do vehicles consume fuel while in motion, but also while sitting completely still! Your car wastes energy and fuel while sitting at red lights, stuck in traffic, waiting to pick up passengers, and warming up in cold weather months. The average American spends about 15 minutes per day idling a vehicle. And a […]

Turn Down That Noise! The History of Car Radios

27 Dec

  Driving while listening to the radio is an iconic American pastime – a way to catch up with news, sports, weather, and music while getting from Point A to Point B. But did you know that car radios weren’t always so widely accepted and embraced? When early automobiles were first introduced to a wide […]