12 Alerts From the DRIVERLESS CARS Tag


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. […]

Recognizing That Many of Us Simply Enjoy Driving: NMA E-Newsletter #435

Here’s a quiz.  The CEO of an automaker said the following about the advent of self-driving technology: We have full-scale autonomy in development right now. But how we apply this technology will be a little unique. We believe driving pleasure should never die. And we’re selling our products to a core customer who loves driving.  […]

We Need Our Roads-Better or Worse: NMA E-Newsletter #411

A seismic shift appears to be underway with regards to how experts view transportation. The new vocabulary includes words like multimodal and person-level transportation. Transportation experts want to move “people” instead of cars because most cars on the road today are single occupant vehicles or SOVs—not an efficient enough form of transportation apparently. Aren’t motorists […]

EVOLUTION: NMA E-Newsletter #402

The automobile has gone from being an eccentric hobby to a necessity of life—to a???? Technological innovations like the internal combustion engine, electric starter, hydraulic brakes, power steering, radial tires, fuel injection, and electronic ignition have transformed the automobile from a quirky, unreliable toy to an appliance-like device accessible and usable by almost all elements […]

More Night Time Restrictions for Teen Drivers. Why? : NMA E-Newsletter #398

Earlier this month, the Center for Disease Control came out with new guidelines for state legislatures to consider including:  Set the driving curfew for 16 to 17 year olds closer to 9:00 PM.  The reason the CDC gives has to do with a report that nationwide, 31-percent of the 16 and 17-year-old drivers involved in […]