Money can’t buy happiness, they say. Well, tell that to someone who just bought their first car or replaced an old beater. Buying a new car is exciting! No wonder. For many, cars still represent freedom and identity. And everyone wants to drive a reliable vehicle that will last and won’t break down periodically.
But what if your new ride turns out to be a disappointment? What if your new car problems force you ... Continue Reading →
Not all highways are created equal though. You may find some roads quite twisty and perilous. Have we awakened your curiosity? Keep on reading then to learn about America’s most dangerous roads.
Previously a part of U.S. Route 10, Highway 2 in Montana extends from Butte to Three Forks. It also has the reputation of one of the most dangerous roads in the United States. Traveling on Highway 2 you will experience long stretches of road that encourage ... Continue Reading →
We all hear stories about how well our neighbors’cars are performing or how much they cost. Sometimes we hear stories about funny incidents from the past. Like the one about the wife who caught her husband cheating and in revenge sold his dainty Porsche for a measly $50. Or the story about the guy who called Rolls Royce to say he was amazed that the only sound he could hear while driving was the clock. Then Rolls Royce sent someone ... Continue Reading →
With summer here the number of heatstroke deaths is quickly adding up. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data from 1998 to 2014, 636 deaths from heatstroke have happened.
53% of the cases happened because a child was forgotten inside the car. 29% because the child was playing around an unattended vehicle. 17% because the child was left inside the car intentionally. And 1% due to unknown reasons.
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One of the many aspects that you have to consider when choosing a car is the way the wheels are set in motion. Front-wheel, rear-wheel, or all-wheel drive?
For some, this might be an easy decision, but for others, who don’t know how to choose, it might become the cause of frustration. One major reason that makes it hard to select is, of course, the mechanics behind each option. But in the end, it all comes down to ... Continue Reading →
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. 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 ... Continue Reading →
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, ... Continue Reading →
In his paper, published by the Transport Studies Unit at the Oxford University Center for the Environment, David Banister discusses a sustainable mobility model and tackles various questions regarding transportation policy.
First, he talks about changes in transportation principles and makes suggestions on how to make the mobility agenda a reality.
The second part of Banister’s research discusses policy measures, available and necessary, to improve the sustainability of urban transport.
He explains that “these conditions are dependent upon high-quality implementation of innovative schemes, ... Continue Reading →
For a while now automobile has been synonymous with freedom and independence. For most Americans it is no longer a luxury, it’s an integral part of their lives, a necessity. Because we have cars to drive we can choose where to live, where to work, our friendships are no longer limited by the geographic location of our homes, we are more able to avail ourselves of near and distant pleasures.
We praise our cars for the convenience, mobility, and comfort they ... Continue Reading →
Often called the Super Beetle, Bug, Maggiolino, Fusca or Cucaracha the Volkswagen (VW) Beetle economy car was manufactured and marketed by VW from 1938 until 2003. During the 1938-2003 production period, 21,529,464 cars were built, making the Beetle the world’s longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single platform.
1935 VW Beetle prototype, source: www.autoconcept-reviews.com.
Even though it ... Continue Reading →