February 2018

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    Autonomous Cars: Recent Tesla Accidents Draw Focus to “Stage 3” Driving

    For Tesla enthusiasts, 2017 may be remembered as the year when semi-autonomous vehicles faced heavy backlash after a fatal accident involving the electric car. While the car brand was exonerated in that accident—the driver relied too heavily on the autonomous features and ignored repeated warnings—a string of recent accidents has brought Tesla back into the spotlight. First […]

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    V2V: No, It’s Not from Star Wars

    In 2011, the US Department of Transportation approached University of Minnesota Duluth’s Imran Hayee with a task: to utilize Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) technology within automobiles. Teaming up with his graduate students, the professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and his crew set to work. Thus, V2V communication was born. V2V, or vehicle-to-vehicle communication, utilizes […]

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    Can You Refuse Field Sobriety Tests During A Traffic Stop?

    There is a lot of confusion out there about refusing a field sobriety test during a traffic stop. A typical situation is when an officer pulls you over for a broken tail light, dark window tints, illegal headlights or speeding. Perhaps the officer might say they smell the odor of alcohol, or the driver’s eyes […]

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    The Strangest of Cars

    Different makes and models have come and gone throughout the years, but there have been many a car, truck, or van that have been created—and very quickly swept under the rug. You’ll see why when you take a look at our list of strangest cars.   Amphicar Model 770 In terms of peculiarity, this one […]

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    How Technology Is Changing Ground Transportation

    The world of ground transportation has changed immensely with a variety of technological advances that are impacting nearly everyone. It has become easier than ever to find a ride, track a delivery, and much more. Transportation has never been as easy as everything from train schedules to bus routes can be tracked using certain apps. […]

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    First Steps When You Hear Something Terrifying Under the Hood

    You’re driving down the same road you take every morning when you hear a funny noise. You turn down the radio to hear better. Yup, it’s definitely the car. When you hear something coming from the front of your car, it can definitely be terrifying. You know engine repairs can be costly, and most of […]

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    Here’s What You Need to Know about the Lyft Referral Bonus

    Most people start driving for Lyft because they want to earn extra cash doing something they love. But there are other ways to make even more money as a rideshare driver: referral and sign-up bonuses. Here’s what you need to know about both of these bonuses. Lyft Lets You Choose Your Sign-Up Bonus One unique […]

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    Top Causes of Teenage Car Accidents

    Every year, one of the biggest causes of teen deaths in the United States is auto accidents. A feeling of invincibility is common during the teenage years, and it’s this feel that has been known to show up in this particular group’s quality of driving. Unfortunately, the mindset of a teenager combined with the lack […]

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    What Uber Drivers Need to Know about Taxes

    Being an Uber driver can feel like you’re running your own business, and as far as the IRS is concerned, you are. If this is your first year driving for a rideshare company, you may have questions about taxes. How are they paid? Will you be responsible for keeping track of them? Here’s what you […]

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    What is the Best Radar Detector for 2018?

    There are many great radar detectors on the market in 2018; radar detectors that can serve many different needs and expectations. With everything said, how do you decipher which radar detector will be the best radar detector for your personal needs? This decision can come down to seemingly small factors such as the area that […]