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Self-Driving Vehicles Could be a Game-Changer for the Disabled

Self-Driving Vehicles Could be a Game-Changer for the Disabled

According to the CDC, one out of every 5 adults in the United States copes with a disability—that's 53 million people. Of the different conditions, difficulty with mobility is the most common. Imagine how self-driving vehicles would make life so much easier for men and women with disabilities. In addition, if people with mobility or vision impairment were afforded the independence of car-ownership, the benefits wouldn't be limited to the disabled. Though automotive engineers are currently working on autonomous technology, most of the current prototypes are designed for non-disabled auto owners who could operate the auto if needed. Improved safety and a better driving experience seem to be the guiding principles. A report by The Rud ... read more

Is Premium Fuel Better?

Is Premium Fuel Better?

From the time we start driving, one of the first basics we learn is how to fill up our automobile with gasoline. It’s one of the simplest, most obvious requirements for keeping our car functioning. Most of us probably didn't get much instruction except for a warning not to put diesel in a car that runs on regular gasoline and vice versa. What Are You Putting in Your Tank? Most of us head to the gas station on autopilot a couple times a week, choose a pump, select unleaded, plus, or premium, fill the tank and we’re on our way. But have you ever wondered what fuel terminology means and how each type of gasoline is different? In this message, we'll give you a brief rundown, so you will be more educated about the juice your car is constantly drinking. Let’s commence with some gasoline basics. The grade ... read more

Shared Mobility And Urban Transit

Shared Mobility And Urban Transit

When cities expand quickly, existing transportation troubles intensify. In 2008, roughly half of the world's populace lived in urban areas. In 2050, experts estimate that 70 percent will live in metropolitan areas. (http://www.prb.org/Publications/Lesson-Plans/HumanPopulation/Urbanization.aspx) Widespread adoption of shared mobility networks can mitigate these growing pains, raise quality of life, and stimulate economic expansion. Pascal's Bold Experiment Blaise Pascal, French philosopher and apotheosis of a true Renaissance man, is generally credited with developing the first public transportation enterprise in Paris in 1662. The innovation in personal urban travel, which launched with seven horse-drawn carriages, was discontinued in 1675 due to many factors including the fact that the majority of the population coul ... read more

Car Talk: GR8PLTS

Car Talk: GR8PLTS

By law, every vehicle out on the road is required to have a license plate that is up-to-date and registered. Most drivers buy a car, go through the standard process of getting a license plate, and are fine with the random numbers and letters assigned to the car. But then there are individuals who like to make their car extra special and unique, so they order a customized license plate, sometimes called a "vanity plate." Since US license plates typically have space for just seven letters, American auto owners have to get creative when it comes to expressing a phrase, message, or name. We’ve found some witty plates for you to test your license plate deciphering prowess. A plate on a California car reads, “9 3QTRS”Next, “HIOFCER”Third is a Lamborghini proudly p ... read more