Virtual Reality showrooms will change how we shop for cars

Once looked at as something straight out of “The Matrix,” Virtual Reality is starting to become part of our every day lives, and it’s going to change the way we shop for cars. Automakers are investing in Virtual Reality technology to prepare for a shift in how consumers research their next vehicle. The ability to virtually sit inside a car, walk around its exterior, and get an understanding of how large a vehicle is will soon come to your local showroom and even your living room.

How Iowa troopers are going undercover to bust those who text and drive

The Iowa State Patrol is going to new lengths to catch those who text while driving. In a news release this week, Trooper Alex Dinkla, the patrol’s public information officer announced the “new and creative ways” officers would enforce Iowa’s distracted driving law in the coming months. Oftentimes, motorists put their phones down when they see marked law enforcement vehicles “until they are no longer in sight,” the news release states. But troopers now will seek to catch motorists in the act by dressing up as construction workers on highways or stationing plain-clothed troopers in recreational vehicles…

New driver-assist tech may be moving faster than consumers can handle

Researcher David Galland predicts there will be 10 million autonomous cars on the roads in a decade, but it will take signficantly longer to replace the 1.4 billion vehicles now plying the planet with the new, Jetsonian models…

USA Today Editorial: Forget Russia. I’d fire Jeff Sessions over civil forfeiture.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to steal from you. Oh, he doesn’t call it that. He calls it “civil forfeiture.” But what it is, is theft by law enforcement. Sessions should be ashamed. If I were president, he’d be fired

Establishing The Free Movement of Data

The authors believe that these problems can be overcome by a concept of co-ownership, whereby the overlapping levels of ownership are recognized, as are the various ways in which data is stored and analyzed, and indeed generated. The concept is appealing because it emphasizes the cooperative nature of data stewardship, that no individual’s data is really an island, with a wide range of stakeholders involved in the collection, analysis and general management of it.