Automated Safety Controls Reduce Vehicle and Pedestrian Accidents In 1849, pioneers traveled five months from Independence, Missouri to Boise, Idaho along the Oregon Trail. Today, that same trip takes 21 hours via I-80. But every fairy tale has its Rumpelstiltskin; every innovation has its price. In 2012, more than 33,000 people perished on American roads.
How Bait Car Technology Is Beating Auto Thieves In 1998, the Minneapolis Police Department instituted one of the nation’s first bait car programs: the Auto Theft Prevention Program. Working with local insurance businesses, the MPD introduced a handful of “hot” cars outfitted with GPS systems, engine kill switches, and auto-locking doors. They chose unassuming cars
Vehicle manufacturers are expected to continue a consumer-driven trend over the next decade for decidedly new and better technology applications in the cabins of their new models to seamlessly integrate personal electronic devices like iPods, computers and cellular phones to satisfy the public’s techno-hungry appetite. Increasingly, high-tech features are finding their way into vehicles at
There’s nothing like getting a brand new vehicle. New cars feel fresh and clean, fully loaded and ready to meet any of your demands. Then again, there’s nothing like knowing you have found the absolute best value for your money. Pre-owned vehicles have lower insurance costs and don’t suffer from the massive depreciation of new
The decision making process to purchase a used truck needs a foundation. That foundation is: What is the use of the truck? Answers tend to fall into two categories: driving and commuting or towing and hauling. Although neither excludes the other, plan for the heaviest regular use. Another consideration is family size. In your golden
All auto makers promise their cars and trucks are durable, dependable, and affordable to repair – but only a few truly measure up. Now that it’s 2014, it’s time to look back on the vehicles of the past decade to see which ones have stood the test of time. Here we take a look at
For most women, taking your car to an auto repair shop likely ranks with going to the dentist, especially single women. As with going to the dentist, it isn’t a question of if, but rather when you will need a mechanic. Teeth and cars need maintenance. In reality, there is no need to fear the