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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
New Study Points Out Scary Driver Behavior In Supposedly Safer Cars
Despite literally just passing a variable message sign intermittently reading “Texting while driving is … (pause) … 23x more dangerous” placed just before one of the most hazardous, local maneuvers known as the Rochester Curve, society has gotten smarter about the importance of the age-old cliché of...
Monday, October 24, 2022
The Force Is Strong: Star Wars Speeders Might Eventually Replace Your Car
Science fiction has long foretold the possibility of levitating vehicles. Be it one of the 18 different hovercrafts or speeders from the Star Wars trilogies – with the most memorable being the iconic X-34 Skywalker landspeeder rocketing across the desert skyline of Tatooine – or the cheezy interacti...
Monday, October 17, 2022
The Growing Influence Of Robots On The Auto Industry
Despite the original notion of robots working within, beside and around the auto industry dating back over 100 years ago to a 1921 play entitled Rossum’s Universal Robots, society continues to think of robots as limited, faux-human instantiations that help in rare use cases. Think Dr. Smith demeanin...
Monday, October 10, 2022
Life In The Fast Lane: Study Finds Troubled Understanding Of Auto Safety
Safety can be built or destroyed. That simple truth underlies our day-to-day travels; constantly influenced by acts of nature, the negligence of corporations and the decisions of individuals. The resulting functional safety can ebb and flow and, as lawyers would say, so does the associated, contribu...
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Mobility As A Service: The Possible Answer For The High Cost Gas, Commute Or Road Trip
The all-time record for average inflation-adjusted gasoline prices in the United States dates back to June, 2008, at $5.38 per gallon, but the current prices are nudging ever closer to that dubious honor at an average of $5.19 last week (per GlobalPetrolPrices.com). All around the world, prices are ...
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
The Go-To-Market Strategy For Autonomous Vehicles: “Launch Somewhere”
Autonomy is complex. Much more complicated than originally thought. Several manufacturers expected the first self-driving cars to hit the market 3-4 years ago. In fact, Johann Jungwirth of Volkswagen met with Focus Magazine in April of 2016 amongst beanbags, blue suede shoes and skateboards to repor...