Car payments have been rising in the United States, resulting in an increase in car loan length. Part of the reason for this trend is an increase in the average price of vehicles, reaching a record high of $36,000 in 2018.
Self-driving cars appear to be in our future. Successful test runs of this technology from Uber and Waymo show that it is feasible to let our vehicles drive us automatically to where we need to go.
Electric car battery life is an interesting consideration to be made when purchasing this type of vehicle. As with most devices that require recharging, the quality of the results you receive will slowly decline with age. It’s like a smartphone that lasts all day at first but slowly over time won’t last as long.
Alex Wubbels, a nurse at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, settled on a $500,000 payment after being arrested for refusing to allow a police officer to draw blood from an unconscious patient.
Keyless ignition systems first began appearing in vehicles in the 1990s, with a surge of interest in the early 2000s. As with most new features, it was the luxury models and high-end cars that received them first. If you owned a Mercedes-Benz S-Class during that time, then you were an early adopter of this technology.
Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. want to make the highways safer in the United States through a bill that would limit the speed of semi-trucks. Bipartisan legislation is under consideration that would create an electronic limitation for all vehicles that would limit them to 65 mph.
It used to be a rite of passage for parents to teach their teen drivers how to use a manual transmission. You could hear the grinding of the gears during the weeks of driver’s education as young drivers worked to coordinate their feet with their hands.
Beginning on July 1, 2019, Florida law allowed autonomous vehicles to operate without the presence of a safety driver. This shift permits the state to stand out from California or Arizona, who are currently leaders in the self-driving industry.
If you drive anywhere, then there is an excellent chance you’ve been distracted behind the wheel. We multitask in this environment so often that some distractions don’t seem problematic. Using GPS, changing the radio station, or getting something to drink all increase the risk of a collision. Read more
One of the best emergency tools that you can keep in your vehicle is a glass breaker. If you get trapped in your car during an emergency, it gives you the option to go through the window.