Connected Cars Need to First Get Connected

Connected Cars Need to First Get Connected

Connected cars will likely happen long before autonomous vehicles (AVs) are fully adopted. Not only will automakers need to master the nuances of V2X (vehicle-to-everything), the industry will also need to adopt standards that every automaker uses along with city and state governments. These standards not only will need to be robust but also protect […]

Hazards of Car Air Fresheners – How to Stay Safe

Hazards of Car Air Fresheners – How to Stay Safe

That little tree hanging off the rear view mirror of the family car looks innocent enough. It emits a pleasant smelling aroma that masks the not so pleasant scent of a combination of wet dog, smelly sneakers, and something suspicious lurking on the back seat where your 8-year-old was sitting. But it is now becoming […]

2018 Toyota Tundra Review

2018 Toyota Tundra Review

The Toyota Tundra hasn’t changed much over the past ten years — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing . . . when it comes to trucks. For instance: The Tundra — unlike many of its rivals — hasn’t got a turbocharged, direct-injected V6, a ten speed transmission or an aluminum body. Instead, it comes […]

No more Policymaking by Procurement

No more Policymaking by Procurement

Privacy Groups and Cities fight back against Pervasive Surveillance This article first appeared in the NMA quarterly magazine Driving Freedoms Summer 2018. With no checks and balances, local law enforcement should not be spying on citizens. A number of cities, with the help of privacy groups and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), are opposing […]

Another driving distraction

Several weeks ago a woman was knocked off a speed table and died in a low speed accident. It was the first traffic death in Belmont since 2009 so town officials had to be seen doing something. Guess what local politicians want to do? If you guessed throw some money at the problem you’re right […]