Antiquing (and Taxing) them off the Road

Antiquing (and Taxing) them off the Road

For planned obsolescence to work, you’ve got to keep the conveyor belt rolling. And most of all, prevent anyone from getting off. It is a problem if people “cling” to their old cars instead of regularly trading them in — ideally, to be crushed — for new ones — hopefully, heavily financed. But how to […]

Is Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Communications at a Crossroads?

Is Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Communications at a Crossroads?

The NMA Foundation presents the Car of the Future weekly feature: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) deadline for comments on the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: V2V Communications was April 13. In the two weeks before the deadline, a flurry of auto industry groups, privacy NGO’s and safety advocates made haste with comments and released them […]

Driving News Roundup: April 21, 2017

Driving News Roundup: April 21, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Fremont RLC Scandal gets worse— –MT Gov Signs ALPRs legislation— –MN might have Real ID deal— –NJ Cops no longer free tolls— –Bumblebee blocks road construction– NMA Driving News Story of the Week Study Finds Drivers Use Phones 88% of the Time A recent study from Zendrive, touted as […]

But the tests said it worked

Apple reprogrammed my iPod to steal my private files and send them to Apple’s servers. I wasn’t the only victim, but the news barely got mentioned online. Because nobody expects software to work right. This happened shortly after I read a proposal to shield car makers from liability for bugs in their driving software. The […]

Ten of the Fastest Cars in the World Today

Ten of the Fastest Cars in the World Today

When driving a car and when talking about performance, nothing is more electrifying and enthralling than speed. Cars have a level of sophistication that manifests human engineering. They are perfect products of the genius mind and adrenaline pumping fun to show to spectators. It is this pumping that drives adrenaline freaks and car junkies to […]