self driving cars pros and cons

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

Car Apps to Track Everything from the Tires Up

No matter what smartphone you have, there are plenty of car apps to choose from. It’s just about using what’s most important, so you can be as safe and efficient on the road as possible. Let’s face it; keeping track of everything on your car is quite a challenge. Life gets in the way and suddenly you’re ignoring simple car maintenance tasks like checking your tire pressure. I know I … Continue reading

Brand Spotlight: Toyo Tires

Seventy years ago in Japan, Rikimatsu Tomihisa saw an opportunity to provide the world with better tires. As a result, he founded Toyo Tire & Rubber Company. Out of the Ashes After two companies’ manufacturing plants were completely destroyed by Allied bombs during World War II, they cooperated to rebuild and form a new company. Those companies were Toyo Rubber Industrial and Hirano Rubber Manufacturing. Together they successfully reestablished their … Continue reading

5 Car Technologies That Will Amaze You

This time of year is an exciting time for auto enthusiasts to experience the next generation of vehicles. Auto shows across the country display the most innovative designs showcasing today’s cars and what tomorrow’s cars might look like. Who knows if or when we’ll be flying our cars, but here are five car technologies that we won’t have to speculate about for much longer and are likely to make it … Continue reading

Taking Air out of the Tire Equation

Since 2005, Michelin has been developing a tire-wheel combo appropriately named the “Tweel.” With steel and rubber that form a strong and flexible structure, the Tweel possesses all the necessary qualities of regular tires but without the possibility of losing air. Currently, Tweels are being used for skid steers (you know — those mini, one-person tractors that have the cage around the driver) and commercial lawnmowers, which encounter flat tires … Continue reading

Can Apple Really Change the World (Again)?

Is Apple® trying to build a car? Considering they create, spread, and discredit rumors about their own projects, who really knows? But after a few mysterious sightings of Apple minivans with cameras roaming streets throughout the nation, many speculate an iCar is closer than we think. Car experts advise against Apple even considering a venture that would produce an autonomous electric car in all of its Apple-y goodness. Dan Akerson, … Continue reading

The Best Car Alarm Security Systems for 2015

Most times people hear a car alarm and shrug it off. Even a passing car’s loud music can cause an alarm to go off. So what makes a car alarm good? Alarms of today are much more sophisticated as complete systems that not only sound an alarm when disturbed, but also send details to your remote whether a window is broken or if someone is attempting to take your tires. … Continue reading

No, it’s not a romance novel. It’s a car. And I love it.

It’s the sexiest car ever to meet my eyes: the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion. And it has been turning heads more than the latest 50 Shades of Gray trailers. (Okay, maybe not quite that many heads… unless you’re only counting tech nerds, like those at the Consumer Electronics Show where the Mercedes-Benz Luxury in Motion concept car stole the show, according to Forbes.) There Luxury in Motion is … Continue reading

How Old Tires Can Be Used for Earthquake Resistant Homes

Upcycling is the process of converting wasted or useless objects into new products. The concept is becoming more popular today because of its environmental advantages. Upcycling is well suited to address scrap tires since nearly 300 million car tires are being discarded every year. Re-Tread Products, Inc. has developed a new building material from old tires called the Tire LogÔ to help reduce the number of tires in landfills while … Continue reading

General Tires

Brand Spotlight: General Tire

During the 1910s and 1920s, competition was stiff in the relatively new automobile tire industry. Especially in Akron, Ohio. General Tire fought through the fierce competition after its founding in 1915 and is still making great tires today. A Focused Beginning The founders of General Tire, William F. O’Neil and Winifred E. Fouse, saw a business opportunity that led to early success. Instead of focusing on tires that would be … Continue reading