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Roads of the Future

When my eldest sister had to drive me around town before I got my license I recall her once saying, “They can send a man to the moon but they can’t make roads that don’t get potholes.” Little did she know that those are two completely different professions and to use them interchangeably is just silly. But after thinking about her comment, roads haven’t really changed over my lifetime and … Continue reading

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White House Wheels and the Presidential Motorcade

Being the President of the United States I’m sure has its difficulties, but it has to be super cool just because of the cars. Nowadays, the presidential motorcade includes a car that makes James Bond’s Aston Martin look like amateur hour. Nicknamed “The Beast” or “Cadillac One” or “First Car,” the official car of the president has many secrets we could never know about; however, there are some things we … Continue reading

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Self-Driving Cars: Should You Buy One? Find Out

When it comes to self-driving cars, Tesla has w togged the limelight since launching its Autopilot technology in 2014. But lately there’s been a slew of contenders clamoring to get their self-driving cars on the road. How do self-driving cars work? In a nutshell, they use cameras, GPS, a slew of laser or radar sensors, and an onboard computer to create a computerized view of its surroundings. There aren’t any production … Continue reading

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Top 5 Racing Simulators

Today’s scientific hypothesis that our universe and everything we know is part of some massive computer game might have some legitimacy when you consider the top five racing simulator games. These games are becoming so realistic that it’s nearly impossible to even detect a difference between what’s real and what isn’t. And going beyond reality is the determining factor in what truly makes a great game. Here are five amazingly advanced … Continue reading

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Are Side View Mirrors Evolving?

For those of us who remember what it was like to get photographs developed at the drugstore or put a quarter into a payphone, today’s rate of innovation can be overwhelmingly impressive. And it’s only getting faster. In Las Vegas earlier this year, BMW showcased its mirrorless technology on its i8 model. While side view mirrors are necessary for safer driving, they aren’t necessarily ideal. Most of us are familiar … Continue reading

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Stand Out: Customize Your Tires

Today, you’re encouraged to be unique and to be an individual. Standing out in a crowd can be difficult, but custom tires can up your unique quotient. With a few simple additions to your wheels, you can make the quickest great first impression (depending on how fast you drive). Just as every person has a unique personality, every car should too, including your wheels! Here are some unique ways to spice up your … Continue reading

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Smartphone App to Replace Volvo Car Keys

What are you more addicted to: your phone or your car keys? So which one do you lose or misplace more often? My hunch is that you care more about your phone than your keys. If that’s the case, then you just might be interested in Volvo’s announcement to replace car keys with a new smartphone app. Part of our daily digital experience is having everything we need everywhere at … Continue reading

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How Extreme Cold Affects Your Tires

Tires are exposed to harsh environmental conditions depending on your region, be it hot or cold. Not to mention the stress your driving can put on them in those conditions. Extreme heat adds stress to your tires and can result in a dangerous blowout while driving. Older tires are obviously more at risk, but you should always remember to check your tires for any cracking, underinflation, or damage of any … Continue reading

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Are Self-Driving Cars the Future of Public Transportation?

Today’s self-driving cars are just that — cars as we currently know them, but with the added capability of autonomous or semiautonomous navigation. But Italian engineer and industrial designer Tommaso Gecchelin has a different self-driving car in mind. It doesn’t look anything like a car, and it can link up with other units to create modular bus-like things of any length. Imagine an individual pod picking you up from your house, … Continue reading

All Wheel Drive Vs Four Wheel Drive

All-Wheel Drive Vs. Four-Wheel Drive

First things first. What the heck is the difference between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive? Well there is a difference even though these terms are often used interchangeably, yet the terms are most certainly not interchangeable. All-wheel drive and four-wheel drive refer to systems that differ with varying results. If you’re thinking about how great your four-wheel or all-wheel drive will be this winter, here’s what you need to know: … Continue reading