ATE Racket Report for July 22, 2019

ATE Racket Report for July 22, 2019

The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the NMA blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion.   Compiled by NMA Foundation Director James C. Walker and NMA Communications Director Shelia Dunn.  Headlines from July 13 – 19, 2019 National Revealed: […]

Are We Slinking Ever Closer to a Universal Road User Charge? Part 1—the National Landscape:  NMA E-Newsletter #549

Are We Slinking Ever Closer to a Universal Road User Charge? Part 1—the National Landscape: NMA E-Newsletter #549

A road user charge or RUC (also referred to as the Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax or VMT Tax and Mileage Based User Fees or MBUF) currently permeates nearly every discussion of how our country will pay for infrastructure in the future. Many transportation planners and elected officials seem to agree the time has come to […]

A Long, Long Away to go for Driverless Car and other Auto Tech News

A Long, Long Away to go for Driverless Car and other Auto Tech News

The New York Times posted an article this week entitled: Despite High Hopes, Self-Driving Cars are ‘Way in the Future.” Indeed they are…something I’ve been saying ever since I started writing about the car of the future and auto tech. Ford’s CEO Jim Hackett said in April, “We overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles.” The […]

The Evolution of Car Infotainment Systems (Infographic)

The Evolution of Car Infotainment Systems (Infographic)

Discover how in-car infotainment systems have evolved over the decades and see what infotainment might look like in the future. What is an Infotainment System? A car infotainment system makes use of hardware and software technology to deliver entertainment and information to the vehicle occupants. They typically comprise audio and video interfaces, touchscreens and keypads. […]

2019 BMW 3 Series Review

2019 BMW 3 Series Review

Is a Three with a four enough? It’s actually more. And in more than one way. The first way is much more power from the rebooted Three’s now-standard 255 horsepower turbo’d four—which used to come standard with 180 horsepower. The second way is more money, but of course. Speed is always a question of money. […]