Category: Car Technology

Apple CarPlay Stirs Opinion On Entertainment and Safety

In a previous post, we talked about technology being perceived as the solution to curb distracted driving. Is this really the way to prevent the use of cell phones while driving? Apple believes it is. Related: The More Technology, the Better? Apple CarPlay For the past few months, we’ve been hearing a lot about tech … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 03/12/14

Consumer Reports Released A 2014 List Of Cars To Avoid

Car aesthetics go beyond what we see on the outside. It also includes the price of a car. Consumer Reports (CR) created a list they released in 2014 that told buyers which cars to avoid. Yes, you heard it right. The same team who makes recommendations on which vehicles are a good deal is also … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 03/11/14

Top Vehicles Most Likely To Last For 200,000 Miles

Vehicles are considered one of the biggest investments a person can make in their lifetime. For one, it can be really costly. When things cost a lot, you want them to last. So, longevity is a crucial determinant whether a buyer would pick a car or not. Related: Americans Aren’t Driving Anymore? Car longevity study … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 02/28/14

California Motorist Cleared For Google Glass Citation

Previously, we talked about a California woman who received a ticket for wearing Google Glass. Yes, it’s kind of a futuristic issue for lawmakers, officials and Kentucky drivers like us. However, there’s no way we can push it aside when we already see it becoming a legal issue. Related: Google Glass, Distracted Driving or Improved … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 01/22/14

Ford Expects To Keep Title as Top-Selling Vehicle in U.S.

Ford is expecting to keep its title as the best-selling vehicle brand in North America, surpassing Toyota and Grand Motors. In 2013, Ford sold over 2.4 million vehicles and is expecting to solidify its lead with record sales of the Escape, Fusion and Fiesta adding to the huge demand for Focus. Ford also holds the … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 01/03/14

Self-Driving Cars Looking To Change The Game

It was reported that California, Nevada, Florida and the District of Columbia took the wheel on driverless cars. These four states have set ground rules for self-driving cars and allowed automakers to test these vehicles on roads. Indeed, self-driving cars are here and among those are: Infiniti, Mercedes- Benz, Lexus and Acura. Related: States Take … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 10/18/13

New Start-Stop Technology, Good or Bad?

Many of you know the idea of the start-stop technology in cars. If you don’t, let me explain. Everyone wants to save gas and save money, so a new technology called start-stop was introduced. What this technology does is when your car is at a complete stop for more than a few seconds, the engine … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 07/24/13

Cars That Can Talk To Help Prevent Accidents

Talking vehicles are no longer an elusive dream for both car manufacturers and owners. Researchers at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute developed a pilot project called Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication (V2V). This project was viewed by many as the start of us seeing self-driving cars. Related: McKinsey Study: Self-Driving Cars Big Help To Commuters Detection … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 07/09/13

Phones May Be Mounted To Keep You Safe

One text or call could wreck it all. However, one phone car mount can keep your phone out of your hands. A phone car mount can be attached on your dashboard or window. This simple device can ensure safe driving to a great extent. If you are one of the 84% worldwide who cannot go … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 03/08/13

Black Boxes May Be Installed To Record All Accident Data

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, is becoming increasingly concerned with the large number of dangerous auto accidents. The NHTSA is looking for new and smarter ways to determine what caused auto accidents with the goal of preventing similar crashes. They’ve proposed that all car makers start including “black boxes” or event data recorders … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 02/27/13