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Google seeking Phoenix families to test their Waymo self-driving cars

Waymo's Customized Chrysler Pacifica Self Driving Car

Recently, I was surfing through some local TV channels and stopped for a few minutes on “The King of Queens,” an old sit-com starring Kevin James as UPS driver Doug Heffeman. His future father-in-law is complaining that the job wasn’t…
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2017 Subaru Impreza top safety pick of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Subaru Impreza 2017 Red Hatchback

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has designated the 2017 Subaru Impreza as their top safety pick award. This coveted recognition, called the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, was given because of the small car’s top ratings for crash…
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Red light cameras save lives

Sign at intersection saying Red Light Photo Enforced

Recent studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show that red light camera programs in 79 U.S. cities saved an estimated 1300 lives through 2014. When the red light cameras were shut off, fatal red-light running crashes shot…
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New technology in the offing: V2V and V2I communication to prevent car crashes


If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gets its way, cars will be able to “talk” to each other to avoid a wreck. The NHTSA recently proposed a rule mandating that automakers include V2V technologies in all new light-duty…
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Cars are becoming safer, thanks to technology

Blue 2017-chevrolet-bolt-ev

Although many of us cringe at the number of people staring at the cellphones or other devices, instead of socially interacting, technology does have its good points. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released their list of 2017…
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Would you buy a driverless car? Part 1: The pros

Self-driving Toyota Prius navigating a test course

Industry predictions say that there will be 10 million self-driving vehicles on the road by 2020. Even now, companies like Google, Mercedes, BMW and Tesla have already or will soon release self-driving features giving the vehicle some autonomous functions. To…
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Would you buy a driverless car? Part 2: The cons


In my previous article, “Would you buy a driverless car? Part 1: The Pros,” I discussed the touted benefits of self-driving cars. However, not everyone is excited about these vehicles. There is a con side, which I am presenting here….
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The danger of cars that are too quiet


With the tremendous ecological advantages that come with hybrid and electric cards, a very serious danger exists – they are too quiet. These cars don’t have a combustion engine and when driven at low speeds don’t make very much noise….
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Expert says knowing how long a light stays red makes motorists more relaxed


I recently read an article in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette about Audis being outfitted in Las Vegas with technology that tells the driver how long a stoplight will stay red. It actually is a bit of a revelation to think…
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Company gives BMWs a real transformer make-over

A red car transformed into a transformer

Tired of driving the same old car every day? Well now a Turkish startup company Letvision has created a real make-over that transforms a car into, um, a transformer, very similar to those in Michael Bay’s movies. It took eight…
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