The Concept of Driverless Cars in the Past

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People were introduced to the idea of driverless transport as early as the beginning of the 20th century. Already in 1920 the concept of “phantom autos” gained popularity as the vehicles with no driver, followed by numerous technology demonstrations to people across the country.

Those cars had one significantly different feature from the driverless vehicles of our future – they weren’t computer-driven.

Phantom autos were remote-controlled by the tapping of a telegraph key. What we know from public sources is that often along ...

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Why Are Cheap American Sports Cars Not Popular In Europe?

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In the late 1960s, early 1970, “Beetlemania” swept the world off its feet. The Beetle’s unique and quirky design combined with its technical dependability quickly diffused the car’s popularity throughout the world, including the United States. Even if you weren’t born back then, today, you can still hear the reverberating echo of the Bettle’s success.

Can American Sports cars  boast the same kind of popularity in Europe? Not really. Many inexpensive American sports cars like Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang, ...

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East Meets West: The Legendary Volga.

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There are probably a million things the U.S. does better than Russia when it comes to automobiles. Yet, the last centuries have proved that there was more than just competition between the two countries – there was cooperation, support, and even mutual admiration.

And in between the copied style and design, Russia and the whole Soviet Union back in the 20th century, proved to be better at not few of the automobile production practices. Mechanics and construction durability come as no ...

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Visiting an Eastern European Junk Yard

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Traveling in Europe is always exciting. Especially in Eastern Europe. The idea of having to watch for pot holes on every turn certainly excites the senses; sometimes you even see craters on the road and you simply squint, clench your teeth and cling to the wheel. Apart from that beauty is everywhere. Beauty in all its shapes. You can see beautiful people, beautiful nature, art and historical monuments. One such gem overflowing with various forms of beauty – products of ...

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Classic Cars Spotting Los Angeles to Las Vegas

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Traveling from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on highway 15 could be boring.

Or that’s what many folks think. One thing we know is that there will be cars to spot. Nice cars on the road and nice cars being hauled.

And you won’t see them only on Hwy 15, but rather all across the country. Yet, Las Vegas and Los Angeles are the entertainment capitals of the US and that somehow always guarantees for some good car spotting. Whether that would ...

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Car Carriers from the Past, From Artsy to Scary

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Have you ever wondered what life was like without all the convenience we have today? Now every effort, risk or danger is brought to a minimum in any activity, both personal and professional. Especially in car shipping. Aren’t you curious what it was like before? Was it fun? Or was it dangerous?

When the production of vehicles first started increasing back in the second half of the nineteenth century, auto dealers were faced with an issue.

They had to find a way ...

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Shipping a Million Dollar Car

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You might think this would never be your case … but since we love being optimistic here, we prefer giving you some tips in advance.

After all, you never know when you might find a winning lottery ticket at Trader Joe’s and we just want to be there for you when this happens.

When you have just invested half your fortune in a vehicle, you probably want to get it home safely. It’s very likely that this is the car you have ...

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Looking Back to the Cars of the Past …

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We keep on talking about Tesla and the future of electric cars, hybrids and Toyota’s belief in their future potential, Google and their self-driving cars. But sometimes too much thinking about the future can be distracting – it often makes us forget about our past and where we came from, right? So, this article we decided to devote to the cars of the past and all of the ‘innovativeness’ behind them.

We can look thousands of years back and still not ...

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World’s First Hybrid Car.

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For quite a long time there has been a great disagreement among people concerning the world’s very first hybrid car. That is why before we continue any further, we need to clarify the difference between a hybrid car and an electric car.

According to plugincars.com, an electric car is a car “powered by an electric motor instead of a gasoline engine. The electric motor gets energy from a controller, which regulates the amount of power—based on the driver’s use ...

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Is Technology The New Reason to Avoid Driving?

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Classic cars have become an interest for many in the past decades – not just collectors, but casual drivers. And why wouldn’t they? With classics, you feel the authenticity in every ride. There are also those who favor the latest models. And why wouldn’t they? They get the newest tech at a hand’s reach. But what if the technology they spend their money on turns out to be a major factor in their lack of safety instead?

As it turns out, ...

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