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Self-Driving Cars Still Not Scratching Public in the Right Places

Every few months, the American Automobile Association gives us an update on the public’s feelings toward autonomous vehicles. Its surveys continue to place the number of individuals made uncomfortable by the idea of riding in a self-driving car at around 3 in 4. While the ratio did come down slightly in 2017, high-profile fatalities involving autonomous (or Autopilot-enabled) […] The post Self-Driving Cars Still Not Scratching Public in the Right Places appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: AV, Studies, Autos, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Surveys, Self-driving Cars, AAA, American Automobile Association, News Blog, Pave, Partnership for Automated Vehicle Education, Public Acceptance


Parents Are Buying Loads of Cars for Their Adult Children

It looks as though more parents are increasingly paying for the transportation needs of their (sometimes very old) children. Thanks largely to abandoning the important job of parenthood, a Bank of America survey a discovered small portion of adults between age 23 and 37 are now able to put away legitimate savings. However, the prevalence […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Debt, Bank Of America, Data, Millennials, Used Cars, Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, Statistics, Auto Sales, Reports, Baby Boomers, News Blog, Auto Loans, Sign of the Times, Studies & Reports


300,000 Possible Galaxies Discovered

With a bunch of numbers that are difficult to comprehend, a project helmed by an international team of astronomers has resulted in the discovery of some 300,000 “previously unseen light sources” that are believed to be distant galaxies. The new map of the night sky was revealed using the incredibly powerful Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope, with many of the light sources sending radio signals for …
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Design, Tech, Studies, Black Holes, Galaxies, Linkaboutit, Telescopes


Some Facts On Caffeine Levels in Tea – Part 2

Continued from yesterday’s post Some Facts On Caffeine Levels in Tea – Part 1 Teabag Tea Facts Ground tea (in a teabag) has more caffeine in the first steeping than loose tea because of the greater surface area. Loose tea has more caffeine in the second and third steepings than ground tea. Teabag agitation in water (such as repeated dunking) does increase the infusion speed. Teabag size and shape can have an effect on how much caffeine is in the infusion. From “Tea preparation and its infl...
Tags: Tea, Science, China, Studies, Caffeine, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea, Chiang Rai, Assam, Tea Education, Ayman Itani


Some Facts On Caffeine Levels in Tea – Part 1

The other night, a friend of my husband’s was visiting. I remembered that on a previous visit, this friend had recognized my husband’s gaiwan for what it was and asked why he was using it as an ashtray. I explained that we found it at a thrift store and it didn’t have a lid, making it useless for tea; a point he conceded. So I mentioned to him that if he wanted I could make a pot of tea for him. He demurred, stating that he can’t have tea past noon because of the caffeine. I nodded knowingly, ...
Tags: Tea, Science, Studies, Caffeine, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea, Chiang Rai, Michelle, Tea Education, Mark Atwood, Decaf Tea Au Naturel, Caffeine and Polyphenol Contents of Black


AAA Research Lays Out How Temperature Affects EV Range

While we all know extreme temperatures influence the performance of electric vehicles, there isn’t a wealth of comprehensive studies on the matter. Hoping to impart some knowledge on the subject, the American Automobile Association released a report on Thursday that examines how climate impacts EVs. AAA offered an abridged version in 2014, when it claimed data from […] The post AAA Research Lays Out How Temperature Affects EV Range appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Studies, Autos, EVs, AAA, Reports, Arc, American Automobile Association, News Blog, Car Batteries, Automotive Research Center, Battery Powered Vehicles, Cold Weather Driving, AAA Research Lays


Why Is Company Culture Important To Managers?

It turns out that a company culture really does matter Image Credit: Scott Beale In the day-to-day activities of a manager, most of us really don’t spend all that much time thinking about our company’s corporate culture. However, it turns out that it really does matter. If your company has a bad corporate culture, then it’s going to have a negative impact on the company’s bottom line results, its reputation, and in the end, recruitment. It sure seems as though managers need to start spendi...
Tags: Leadership, Careers, Company Culture, Values, Studies, Results, Managers, Recruitment, Profits, Bad News, Reputation, Wells Fargo, Actions, Scott Beale, Jim Anderson, Unique Business Environment


AAA: There’s Too Many Driver Assistance Tech Names

If you read this website regularly, browse automobiles online, or have taken a trip to the dealership within the last couple of years, you’ve probably noticed the countless names applied to driver assistance systems appearing in new cars. It’s the result of automakers wanting proprietary names for these features that they think sound catchy. Not […] The post AAA: There’s Too Many Driver Assistance Tech Names appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, AAA, Reports, American Automobile Association, ADAS, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Automotive Technologies, Safety Systems, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Naming Strategies, Advance Automotive Technologies


Kelley Blue Book’s ‘Best Resale Value’ Awards Goes Carless for 2019

Until subscription services irreparably modify what constitutes “owning” a car, resale value will continue being an important consideration when shopping for a new vehicle. Every dollar you can squeeze out of your vehicle down the road is one you don’t have to hand over at the dealership. Every year, Kelly Blue Book compiles a list of […] The post Kelley Blue Book’s ‘Best Resale Value’ Awards Goes Carless for 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Used Cars, Studies, Autos, Kelley Blue Book, Automotive Industry, Reports, KBB, Kelly Blue Book, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Resale, Used Vehicles, Secondhand market, Resale Values


How Would Dealers Rate Their Brand? Scorecard Ranks Winners and Losers

Cox Automotive, in conjunction with Automotive News, just released its Retail Brand Scorecards Study for 2018. The survey is interesting in that it ranks the perceived value of automakers by assessing how desirable they are to dealerships via an A-through-F grading system. “This study represents a comprehensive review of brands from a unique perspective — how well […] The post How Would Dealers Rate Their Brand? Scorecard Ranks Winners and Losers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Rankings, Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, Reports, Dealerships, Automotive News, Cox Automotive, News Blog, Dealer News, Studies & Reports, Automotive Dealerships, Dealer Value, Retail Brand Scorecards


If you’re fat-phobic, you might have these 2 personality traits

Fat-phobia is a thing, and it's a big problem with a possible psychological cause.
Tags: Lifestyle, Studies, Surveys, Fat Shaming, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Body Shaming, Prepared


Michigan Testing Shows Fairly Innocuous Weather Baffles Self-driving Car Systems

Successfully operating self-driving cars on crowded, complex roadways in sunny, dry locales like Phoenix, Arizona is already enough of a challenge, but researchers in the cold, tempestuous climes of Michigan have revealed what the latest and greatest autonomous technology is really up against. Rain, sometimes hard rain. But also light rain. Also: cold temperatures, and […] The post Michigan Testing Shows Fairly Innocuous Weather Baffles Self-driving Car Systems appeared first on The Truth About ...
Tags: Technology, Safety, Testing, Studies, Autos, Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, MSU, PHOENIX Arizona, News Blog, Studies & Reports


Insecure men with ‘fragile masculinity’ are more likely to support Trump, study says

Are Trump's most ardent male supporters actually a bunch of balding, impotent, involuntary celibates?
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Studies, Donald Trump, Queerty, Trump, Fragile Masculinity


Dealer Advisor: Prepare for the Worst or Be Destroyed Over the Next Two Decades

Dealership advisory firm Presidio Group has painted a very bleak picture for its clients. With analysts predicting a downturn in auto sales, the company recommends dealers establish a robust 20-year plan that will enable them to perform in the new climate or get out of the business entirely. Brodie Cobb, founder of Presidio Group, cites a […] The post Dealer Advisor: Prepare for the Worst or Be Destroyed Over the Next Two Decades appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, Reports, Industry News, Dealerships, Presidio, NADA, National Automobile Dealers Association, News Blog, Car Dealerships, Dealer News, Studies & Reports, Presidio Group, Brodie Cobb


Ithaca by K. Kavafis

Ithaca is a greek island generally identified as the home of Odysseus, whose delayed return to the island is the subject of Homer’s Odyssey. As you set out for Ithaca hope your road is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians, Cyclops, angry Poseidon – don’t be afraid of them: you’ ll […]
Tags: Books, News, Studies, Stories, Ithaca, K Kavafis


New study discovers why coffee can protect the brain, and it has to do with the kind of roast you drink

Although scientists already believed that drinking coffee could possibly reduce the risk of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, a new study by Krembil Brain Institute in Toronto, Canada suggests that the kind of roast you drink might determine how much protection your cup of joe might actually give you. The study has identified the set of compounds in coffee – phenylindanes, produced during the roasting process – that are responsible for protecting the brain. The darker th...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Studies, Ross, Parkinson, Max Pixel, Krembil Brain Institute, Preventative Sips, Krembil Brain Institute in Toronto Canada, Donald -RSB- Weaver


Why Are Fatal Hit-and-run Accidents At an All-time High?

Roadway fatalities have been on the decline relative to population since the 1970s. However, the safest year on record since car ownership became commonplace was actually 2014. Deaths spiked in the following two years, with a very modest decline in 2017. While some of the increase can be attributed to more people driving more miles […] The post Why Are Fatal Hit-and-run Accidents At an All-time High? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Stats, Studies, Autos, Statistics, AAA, Reports, Nhtsa, Hit And Run, News Blog, Safe Driving, Automotive Safety, Studies & Reports, Automotive Insurance Center, Roadway Fatalities


CNN anchor Don Lemon calls white men the ‘biggest terror threat’ in the U.S.

An 2017 report says far-right extremists carried out 72% of domestic terrorist attacks since 2001, but ...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Cnn, Racism, Terrorism, Studies, Don Lemon, Extremism, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Queerty


Gun-Related Injuries Send More Than 8,000 Kids a Year to the Emergency Room: Study

The researchers focused on victims under age 18; the average age was about 15
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Studies, Onetime


AAA: New Safety Tech Effectively Doubles Cost of Minor Repairs

Advanced safety tech may save your skin, but it certainly won’t spare your wallet in the event of a minor accident. According to research from the American Automobile Association, replacing and/or recalibrating the sensors needed to allow modern driving aids to function properly are severely inflating the cost of even minor repairs. Unfortunate, considering features […] The post AAA: New Safety Tech Effectively Doubles Cost of Minor Repairs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Studies, Autos, AAA, Automotive Technology, Reports, American Automobile Association, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Cost Of Ownership, Advanced Driving Aids, Advanced Safety Systems, Repair Bills


Higher Risk: Study Claims States That Legalized Marijuana Have More Traffic Accidents

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute announced Thursday that auto crashes in states with legalized recreational marijuana have increased 6 percent. Both groups will be on hand at the Combating Alcohol-and Drug-Impaired Driving summit at IIHS’ Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Virginia to present two studies on the issue. Perfect […] The post Higher Risk: Study Claims States That Legalized Marijuana Have More Traffic Accidents appeared first on The...
Tags: Safety, Marijuana, Studies, Autos, Dui, Statistics, Reports, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, News Blog, IIHS Vehicle Research Center, Ruckersville Virginia, Driving Under The Influence, Studies & Reports, HLDI, Highway Loss Data Institute


The Message Isn’t Getting Across – Drivers Still Think Too Highly of Gee-whiz Driver Assist Features

American safety advocates have long cautioned motorists and manufacturers that poor communication leads to unrealistic expectations of driver assist systems, thus putting lives in danger. The Europeans are waking up to this reality, too. Despite an ever-growing list of standard tech in new cars, customer bewilderment hasn’t waned, a new study shows. You’d be alarmed […] The post The Message Isn’t Getting Across – Drivers Still Think Too Highly of Gee-whiz Driver Assist Features appeared first on...
Tags: Technology, Safety, Industry, Studies, Autos, News Blog, Product Planning, Driver Assistance Technology, Driver Assist


Like Manual Transmissions, Handbrakes Are Also Hurtling Towards Extinction

We’ve long bemoaned the death of the manual transmission. But with few practical advantages other than being more enjoyable to a limited subset of the population, it’s quickly (and understandably) slipping into obscurity. It’s not alone. Based on research conducted by online automotive marketplace CarGurus, the good ol’ handbrake is also rapidly losing relevance as […] The post Like Manual Transmissions, Handbrakes Are Also Hurtling Towards Extinction appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, Automotive Technology, Reports, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Automotive Trends, Handbrakes


These Are the Cars With the Best Infotainment Systems, According to J.D. Power

J.D. Power and Associates is supremely interested in multimedia systems these days. In fact, in now incorporates audio, communication, entertainment, and navigation (ACEN) into its initial quality study. If an automaker wants one of J.D. Power’s tombstone-shaped awards, it now has to ensure its multimedia equipment isn’t vexing to consumers. Unfortunately, ACEN has proven the […] The post These Are the Cars With the Best Infotainment Systems, According to J.D. Power appeared first on The Truth A...
Tags: Technology, Ford Mustang, Studies, Autos, Surveys, Multimedia, J D Power, Reports, News Blog, Infotainment Systems, Ease Of Use, ACEN, Studies & Reports


Tesla’s ‘Affordable’ Model 3 Costs a Bundle to Insure, Study Claims

The Model 3 was intended to be Tesla’s affordable alternative for the mass market and, for the most part, that’s what it has been. Granted, the automaker did opt to prioritize the production of higher trim levels as a way to maximize profitability. But, given its financial situation, it was an understandable strategy. The Model […] The post Tesla’s ‘Affordable’ Model 3 Costs a Bundle to Insure, Study Claims appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Research, Tesla, Studies, Autos, Model X, Tesla Motors, Tesla Model 3, Model 3, Auto Insurance, News Blog, Insurance Rates, EV insurance


Old Man’s Game: Car Dealerships Can’t Hold Onto Younger Employees

There’s a popular notion that young people are ruining the automotive industry. It probably has something to do with the steady climb of average transaction prices and a median income for millennials that’s comparatively worse than that of their parents at a similar age. Plenty of evidence exists that younger individuals aren’t particularly fond of […] The post Old Man’s Game: Car Dealerships Can’t Hold Onto Younger Employees appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, Staffing, Car Sales, News Blog, Dealer News, Car Salesman, Automotive Sales, Auto Dealership


Feeling Average? Study Shows Owning a Car Is Still the Cheapest Way to Get to Your Destination In a Car

Say you’re an urbanite who made the decision to leave the perils and unexpected expenses of car ownership begin and rely only on your phone. A money-saving choice? Not necessarily, according to a study the American Automobile Association. Drawing information from numerous studies, AAA’s report looks at the cost of owning a vehicle versus the […] The post Feeling Average? Study Shows Owning a Car Is Still the Cheapest Way to Get to Your Destination In a Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Studies, Autos, AAA, American Automobile Association, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Ownership Costs, Studies & Reports


Same Old Song: Study Claims Uber and Lyft Increasing Congestion Problem in Seattle

A new study from Schaller Consulting is claiming that ride-hailing services, like Uber and Lyft, contributed to 94 million additional miles being driven on Seattle-area roads in 2017. We’ve heard similar claims in the past. Data-backed allegations typically revolve around the notion that app-based services don’t encourage motorists to carpool so much as they pull pedestrians […] The post Same Old Song: Study Claims Uber and Lyft Increasing Congestion Problem in Seattle appeared first on The Trut...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Studies, Autos, Seattle, Public Transportation, Mass Transit, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Studies & Reports, Schaller Consulting, City Driving


Public Becoming More Apprehensive About Robotic Cars, Here’s Our Best Guess as to Why

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Despite the public having become more aware of autonomous vehicles over the last several years, acceptance of the technology appears to be at an all-time low. According to a recently published survey from Cox Automotive, general knowledge of self-driving cars has grown over the last two years by […] The post Public Becoming More Apprehensive About Robotic Cars, Here’s Our Best Guess as to Why appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Editorials, Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Surveys, Self-driving Cars, Avs, Cox Automotive, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Studies & Reports


Honda Odyssey Reigns Supreme in Latest Minivan Crash Test

You don’t need a family to own a minivan, it just helps avoid a series of awkward follow-up questions. However, regardless of whether you’re riding with your complete progeny or your only friend in the world, you probably hope your vehicle has your back in the event of an accident. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small […] The post Honda Odyssey Reigns Supreme in Latest Minivan Crash Test appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Studies, Autos, Reports, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Dodge Grand Caravan, IIHS, Kia Sedona, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Vans, News Blog, Minivans, Automotive Safety, Studies & Reports