Competition fierce for connected car data

Competition fierce for connected car data

The NMA Foundation presents the Car of the Future weekly feature: Automakers, tech companies and other entrepreneurs salivate at the prospect of the money they can make after a connected car in the future is sold, leased or shared. Automakers will inevitably insist that if someone purchases or leases a connected car or subscribes to a connected carsharing/ridesharing […]

2017 VW Passat Review

2017 VW Passat Review

The NMA Foundation presents Eric Peter’s Car Review, a weekly Saturday feature on the NMA blog.  *  *  * Last year, VW nixed the so-so-fuel-efficient (but simple and inexpensive) 2.5 liter in-line five that used to be the Passat’s standard engine in favor of a slightly more fuel-efficient (but more expensive and complicated) four cylinder turbocharged […]

Driving News Roundup: February 24, 2017

Driving News Roundup: February 24, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup -Class action—AL RLC— -OK Leg advances REAL ID– -TX pushes CAF Reform– -Illinois & Iowa push higher Speed Limits– NMA Driving News Story of the Week Investigation confirms Damascus, Arkansas as speed trap Prosecutors and Arkansas State Police have concluded that the city of Damascus is a speed trap. […]

It’s a trap

We were driving down Beaver Street in Salem when suddenly we were faced with a pair of DO NOT ENTER signs and no place to turn around. As the driver made a dangerous K-turn, I explained that the signs were illegal. Under Massachusetts law, roads can’t turn from two-way to one-way except at an intersection. […]

Why Do Gas Prices Change So Often, and What Can We Expect in the Future?

Why Do Gas Prices Change So Often, and What Can We Expect in the Future?

The price of gasoline has a way of making its mark on our collective memory. Can you blame people if they get attached to the feeling of a few extra banknotes in their wallet? It is curious, though, the way gas prices fluctuate. Typically, we think of consumer goods gradually increasing in price at a […]