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Preparing For Your Summer Road Trip: The Ultimate Guide

This summer road trip guide includes:  How to respond during an unexpected emergency. Driving tips that will help keep you and your family safe. A comprehensive checklist for getting your vehicle prepared. What to place in your emergency kit, including something we overlook. Best times of the week to drive and the risks that come with summer travel. Pack those bags, gather up the snacks, and grab a seat in the back of the station wagon. The quintessential American road trip remains a top choic...
Tags: Guides, Autos, Driving

Cruise says its AV successfully completed 1,400 unprotected left hand turns

Unprotected left hand turns are tough for robots and humans alike. The compounding variables of crossing in front of oncoming traffic make it one of the toughest maneuverers in driving. It’s one of the toughest challenges for self-driving platforms — even more so as drivers often look for non-verbal cues from other drivers to when it’s safe to cross. Cruise, the self-driving division within General Motors, today released a video reporting it successfully completed 1,400 such turns within a 24...
Tags: TC, Tech, General-motors, Traffic, Cruise, Automation, Transport, Driving, Road Safety, Robotics, San Fransisco, Self-driving Car, Kyle Vogt, Califorina, CTO Cruise

The Ultra-Safe, Semi-Autonomous Concept: Mercedes-Benz 2019 ESF

Insight into what designers and engineers are doing to make driving safer While the entire automotive industry shifts its attention toward autonomy and electrification, it’s important to remember that the keystone to a successful automotive brand is the safety of its vehicles—whether they be higher-capability autonomous rides or fully-electric hypercars. To remind consumers and industry members that the safety of the passengers precedes all else, Mercedes-Benz …
Tags: Auto, Design, Safety, Interviews, Cars, Tech, Driving, Autonomous Vehicles, Mercedes Benz, ESV, ESF, Experimental Safety Vehicle, Mercedes-Benz 2019 ESF

Marketing Fail – Can You Identify The Problem?

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Tags: Funny, Text, Fail, Ad, Fun, Radio, Drive, Driving, Just For Fun, Sign

Ford will slash 7,000 salaried jobs by August

Ford Motor is laying off 7,000 salaried employees as part of CEO Jim Hackett’s restructuring plan to reduce bureaucracy, cut costs and turn the automaker into a more agile company prepared for a future that extends beyond its traditional business of producing and selling cars and trucks. The cuts represent about 10 percent of the automaker’s salaried employees. Some buyouts and layoffs have already occurred, according to an email sent to employees by Hackett. The contents of the email were in...
Tags: Transportation, Technology, Tech, Ceo, Automotive, Vehicles, Transport, Driving, Detroit, Qualcomm, Wireless Networking, Emerging-technologies, Ann Arbor, Jim Hackett, Layoff

Is the DMV taking its sweet time with your vehicle registration renewal? If you mailed it in, you’re not alone

A man uses DMV now kiosk (Screen shot from DMV video) DMV Now kiosk (Courtesy DMV) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds A sample of the printed registration from a DMV Now kiosk (Screen shot from DMV video) Show Caption of Expand Still sending those pesky auto registration renewals in via snail mail? Just be aware, your tags might expire before the Department of Motor Vehicles even gets around to opening your envelope and fetching your check. A woman from...
Tags: News, California, Government, Cars, California News, Sport, Soccer, DMV, Driving, San Bernardino, U S Postal Service, Greenstein, Tustin, Los Angeles Orange Riverside, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Take Pandora on the road, streaming now on Waze

Find the perfect soundtrack to your journey and easily tune it as you drive with Pandora in Waze’s navigation app. Google’s Waze app helps you navigate through cities and towns like a friendly Google Maps assistant. Last year Waze added an audio player so you can simply play music on your journeys and easily skip tracks and control your music with simple and safe controls for if you’re driving. Waze have teamed up with the United States’ favourite radio-style streaming service to offer ...
Tags: Google, Music, Free, Pandora, United States, Music Streaming, Driving, Waze, Google Maps, Navigation, Listening, Digital Music News, Premium, Pandora Google

The Right Way to Parallel Park, Step-by-Step

Parallel parking can be a a challenge for even the most seasoned drivers. Thankfully, over at Quora, Yishan Wong offers this step-by-step breakdown of how to parallel park perfectly every single time—and he’s spot on.Read more...
Tags: Cars, Driving, Parking, Lifehacks, Do It Right, Parallel Parking, Quora Yishan Wong

How Can I Cope with The Fact That My Sister Is Getting Her Driver’s License Soon?

Because of autism, I’ve never gotten a permit at sixteen. Years later, I’ve attempted to get a driver’s license at 23 but I gave up because I had a talk with my parents about the possibility that autism may limit my ability to drive. I was upset that I had to heard this, but deep down they’re right. Because of my dad yelling at me to break it when I was driving on the freeway, I had to give up driving as a result. Look at my teenage sister without autism who’s about to get a permit at sixteen so...
Tags: Europe, Relationships, Teen Issues, Sibling Rivalry, Disability, Autism, Autism Spectrum, Driving, University Of Michigan, Sadly America

It's Winter Storm Xyler...

... bearing down upon us.What did Winter Storm Xyler make you do?It made us load up the car at 3 a.m. on Friday in Moab, Utah, and — after a stop to look at the stars from a vantage point in Arches National Park — drive until 4 a.m. this morning — 1300 miles back to Madison, Wisconsin.We listened to the Grateful Dead channel on the satellite radio the whole way (just about, so it seemed). That felt like the right car-driving music for the occasion.River gonna take meSing me sweet and sleepySing ...
Tags: Sleep, Law, Snow, Driving, Grateful Dead

Stuff Elon Musk Said About Tesla Autonomous Cars on Monday, Ranked

On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke at a company investor day focused on autonomy, relaying news that Tesla had switched to a self-driving computer designed by in-house engineers and dropping some big promises about what, exactly, the future of its Autopilot feature and autonomous driving will look like.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Automation, Robots, Nvidia, Driving, Autonomous Vehicles, Ridesharing, Self Driving Cars, Elon Musk Said About Tesla Autonomous Cars

Volvo’s More Inclusive Safety Developments

The brand's crash-test dummies and new tech continue to make it a pioneer in safety Since Volvo introduced the three-point seatbelt in 1959—which they then shared industry-wide—safety has been core to the brand. Over time, Volvo has pioneered more and more technology, and today cars from Mercedes, Ford, Audi and others have myriad safety systems. There’s ABS that pulses the brakes rather than allows them …
Tags: Auto, Design, Safety, Interviews, Cars, Automotive, Driving, Volvo, Safety Tests, Mercedes Ford Audi

10 tips for renting and driving a car in Spain

For the first few years I lived in Spain, I didn’t have a car. There’s really no need to get behind the wheel if you’re living in a city or visiting another city on vacation. But sometimes you get the urge for a road trip, and the Spanish rail and bus system doesn’t always reach the best off-the-beaten-path destinations. That’s when it’s time to hop in a car and see Spain from behind the windshield. Renting a car will get you to little villages, mountains, secluded beaches, and vineyards you’d n...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Cars, US, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Tenerife, Driving, North America, Madrid, Car Rental, Barry, Seville, Dailycheapo, Sergio

Test Drive: The 2019 Mercedes-AMG 53 Series

High-performance in a subtle, sophisticated package High-performance cars are meant to be fun, but brake calipers colored like Skittles and giant spoilers are a little overt for many drivers who don’t want their car to scream speed. For Mercedes-AMG—the performance arm of the Stuttgart-based brand—all that performance is available in more subtle designs. While not exactly impervious to the call of a fixed rear wing …
Tags: Auto, Design, California, Cars, Driving, Napa, Mercedes-benz, Stuttgart, Mercedes AMG, Test Drives, Mercedes-AMG 53 Series

36 drivers will slide into Long Beach for pre-Grand Prix Formula DRIFT event

With one week to go before the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach roars Downtown, 36 drivers will dramatically slide into Turns 9 through 11 in the return of the entertaining motorsports hybrid known as drift racing. “This is the only event of its kind anywhere in the world,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT Holdings. “There’s a lot of drifting happening now all over the world, but we’re actually the only ones drifting on city streets.” Drift racing, born on hill-toked tracks...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Japan, News, Uncategorized, Cars, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Driving, Local News, Second Street, El Tri, CBS Sports Network, Belmont Shore

Check Local Weather and Terrain Before Booking a Rental Car

I’ve never been a person who cares much about models when renting a car. Oh, this one’s the cheapest, has at least one functioning USB and a way to connect my phone to the speakers? Great, fine, I’ll take that one, thanks.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Driving, Rental Cars, Lifehacks

Test Drive: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Driving Tennessee’s infamous Tail of the Dragon in the brand's newest sedan by Frank Vizard It’s the numbers that beckon: 318 turns on an uninterrupted 11-mile stretch of road called the Tail of the Dragon that starts at the Tennessee border with North Carolina. Officially designated US 129 in 1931, the route dates back centuries, created first by animals taking the path of least resistance …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, US, Vw, Tennessee, Driving, Volkswagen, North Carolina, Test Drives, Jetta GLI, 2019 Jetta GLI, North Carorlina, Frank Vizard

Essential Life Skills You Must Have

We all know that we should be prepared for anything, but in reality, it is very easy to feel woefully unequipped to handle all the things life throws our way. Sometimes just being a grown-up is hard... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Cooking, Gardening, Budget, Diy, Parenting, Driving, Diy Projects, Money Tips

Search giant Baidu has driven the most autonomous miles in Beijing

While the public is asking, “When are we going to ride in autonomous cars?” Technology companies have been moving apace to test them on designated roads. In China’s capital city Beijing, eight firms drove a total of 153,600 kilometers (95442.6 miles) through their autonomous fleets in 2018, and Baidu, the country’s largest search engine service seen as a local answer to Google, has built a big lead. That’s according to new data released by Beijing’s transportation regulators in their first re...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Asia, California, China, Nokia, Tech, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Ford, Automation, Shanghai, Tencent, Search Engine, Driving

How to Drive on Rough Roads

Roads are different everywhere, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when Lifehacker’s Costa Rica contingent nominated me to drive the rental car. Our roads turned out to be dusty and bumpy, but not hard to drive on if you’re used to this kind of thing. (I found the most stressful part to be parallel parking in a crowded…
Tags: Travel, Livestock, Roads, Wildlife, Driving, Lifehacks, Costa Rica, Rural

Benefits of Driving a Luxury Vehicle

Buying your first luxury car, whether new or used, is quite an amazing experience. It makes you feel that you have taken a step up in the world. Why is this so? Read on to find out more about owning a beautiful, luxury vehicle. Top of The Line Technology: Having a luxury car allows drivers to fully experience automotive technology at its finest. From radio systems, GPS systems, and electronic engineering, you cannot go wrong with the technology built into a luxury vehicle. Safety: All luxury c...
Tags: Auto, Food, Finance, Car, Lexus, Driving, Vehicle, Luxury Vehicle

Thinking of buying a convertible...

Here's the first option: I'd be replacing the TT. The reasoning is partly technological — I want a car with Apple Carplay and some of the safety things like a blind-spot alert and a backup camera. And it's partly aesthetic — I love the TT and don't think any car is prettier, but the window space is relatively small and with a convertible I could really open up the visibility. I've got my eyesight fixed, and I'm getting back to driving again, and I want to drive through the American landscapes a...
Tags: Travel, Law, Cars, Driving, TT, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade

The best reasons to drive a rental

Driving abroad can be intimidating for a number of reasons. It requires plotting a route that won’t lead you into dead-end alleys or crashing through jungle vines or off the side of a cliff. You have to take responsibility for a rental car, likely putting down a good chunk of change for an insurance deposit. And you’ll need to learn foreign driving customs, dodge speeding locals, navigate dilapidated roads, and occasionally steer around livestock. But facing those challenges is entirely worth...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Driving, Rental Cars, All, French Alps, Ekaterina Pokrovsky Shutterstock, Driving Abroad, Aivita Arika Shutterstock, Alena Ozerova Shutterstock, Estrada Anton Shutterstock

Watch a bus do a u-turn on a busy highway

According to Digg, this bus driver in China realized he wouldn't make it through a toll plaza so he pulled a u-ey. I think he actually wanted to grab a killer parking spot on the other side of the road.
Tags: Post, Video, News, China, Traffic, Driving, Buses, Highways, Digg, Freeways

Baby dream of driving / À deux doigts de m’agacer…

THE ORIGINAL? Honda Motorbikes –  2001 “Everyone’s born dreaming of a Honda” Agency : DM9 DDB Sao paulo (Brazil) LESS ORIGINAL Honda Motorbikes –   2019 “The power of love” Agency : Made in Space (Spain) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Advertising, Cars, Spain, Brazil, Drive, Driving, Honda, Baby, New Born, Bébé, Mains, Print & Outdoor, Joe La Pompe, Conducteur, Conduire, Hands

Do you understand right-of-way?

Here's an interesting tidbit: the law doesn't give you the right of way; instead, it dictates when you have to yield it. Do you know what to do at a four-way stop, in a roundabout, or if there aren't any traffic signals? Find out in my "How It Works" column at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Autos, Driving, Jil McIntosh

Test Drive: 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

Off-roading in Utah, the truck offers impressive performance and comfort During our test drive of the 2019 Ford Raptor, we got airborne in a truck that tips the scales at nearly three tons. Perhaps even more astounding is that when the vehicle’s four wheels touched back to earth, the sensation was akin to landing on a mattress. With confidence soaring, we circled a dirt track …
Tags: Utah, Design, Cars, Automotive, Ford, Driving, Trucks, Pickup Trucks, Test Drives, Auto Design

Today's rant: When you're turning right, LOOK to the right!

If your head turns to the right, you should be turning it that way, every time you make a right-hand turn. And far too many drivers don't, and so far too many pedestrians and cyclists get hurt. See what I'm talking about in my rant over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Rants, Distracted Driving, Autos, Driving, Car Crashes, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader

Test Drive: 2020 Porsche 911

We get behind the wheel and see how the brand is improving an icon There’s no tougher design mandate than keeping something the same while simultaneously making it better. That has been the mission of Porsche for decades: to keep 911 purists happy while making the car faster, safer, and more comfortable. Ferdinand Porsche penned the design for the vehicle in the early 1960s and one wonders if …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Automotive, Porsche, Driving, Ferdinand Porsche, Porsche 911, Test Drives, Auto Design, 2020 Porsche 911