8 Alerts From the AUTO INDUSTRY Tag


Customer Loyalty Rewarded with 9,000 Highway Spy Cameras: NMA E-Newsletter #527

From guest writer Joe Cadillic, of the MassPrivatel blog The die has been cast, whether it’s digital driver’s licenses, digital license plates, license plate readers or facial recognition cameras. Everyone from private corporations to law enforcement follows the same script; offer Americans customer loyalty rewards programs in exchange for the loss of their privacy. Surveillance […]

The Next Ten Years: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #520

We wanted to do something special for Issue #520 because it marks ten years of uninterrupted weekly NMA e-newsletters that, we hope, have provided entertaining (if not thought-provoking) perspectives. To carry on that tradition, NMA and NMA Foundation directors were asked to provide mini essays for the occasion. No one likes homework but they tackled […]

Walking While Distracted–Nobody Wins: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #481

Have we become a nation of cellphone zombies? Many experts believe that the increase in distracted driving, in particular using a cellphone to text while driving, has been a big factor in the increase of traffic fatalities since 2009. Another factor apparently is distracted walking. Pedestrian deaths account for 16 percent of all traffic fatalities. […]

The Trouble with Sunroofs: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #479

As sunroofs become more popular with new car buyers, questions abound whether they are safe or not. In October 2017, Consumer Reports (CR) came out with a scathing study on sunroofs that seem to shatter for no reason. Over the past 22 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had received 859 complaints of […]

Fight over Right to Repair will heat up in 2018: NMA E-Newsletter #470

You bought, you own it! That’s what most of us think anyway when we buy a car. We should be able to do what we want with it, whether modifying the engine for better performance or taking it to our favorite mechanic to have it repaired. Many car owners, however, might be surprised to find […]