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Mon, 7/25/2016 - 12:27 pm by aldolanzas

Looks like Pokémon Trainers will be catching some Traffic Tickets now... The hashtag #DontPokemonGoAndDrive has become a major trend all around social media since the launch of the App Pokémon Go on July 6, 2016. Pokémon fans are going crazy about this new app that lets you catch Pokémon in “Real World Locations”. New York’s DMV deputy commissioner Terri Egan said in a statement, “This new, all-consuming Pokémon Go craze has caught the entire country by surprise, and as such, we are concerned about the consequences playing this game can have on public safety”.

Catching down Pikachu doesn’t come without a price. There has been reports that, Pokémon Go users are simultaneously driving while using the app. The app is said to cause distracted driving. “Trying to catch a Pokémon while behind the wheel is a

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Mon, 7/11/2016 - 3:56 am by Jordan Perch

Since the first report on the faulty Takata airbags was published back in 2013, over 70 million airbag inflators have been recalled globally, with 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries in the U.S. alone attributed to the defective components during this period. The faulty airbags are spread across 14 different brands, including luxury-car automakers such as BMW, Audi, Lexus, and Infiniti.

Now, the Takata airbag scandal has reached an even more serious level, with federal authorities saying that a certain number of vehicles equipped with the faulty airbags should not be used at all, and should be fixed immediately, to prevent further serious injuries and fatalities.

Over 300,000 Vehicles Posing Serious Risk

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Mon, 7/11/2016 - 3:46 am by Jordan Perch

Even though motorcyclists face plenty of dangers on the road, no one can deny the fact that riding a motorcycle is a lot of fun. Motorcycles offer a great deal of joy and an amazing sense of freedom, incomparable to the feelings cars can provide. But, owning a motorcycle is much different than owning a car, as well. For starters, maintaining and keeping a motorcycle in a good shape is nothing like taking care of a car. Other ownership costs associated with motorcycles are also different, such as insurance, fuel, and even storage.

What's more, there is specific equipment and protective gear that goes along with owning a bike, and various safety

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Fri, 7/1/2016 - 11:09 am by Jordan Perch

When it comes to apps for personal safety while traveling, there are all sorts of options that make sure travelers stay safe and protect their personal information at all times.

For instance, there are apps that provide travelers with important numbers for the country they are currently visiting. Other apps help travelers communicate with people abroad more easily by providing the most common emergency phrases in the language that is spoken there. Also, there are apps that make sure emergency services are notified in case a traveler's safety is jeopardized while in a foreign country.


This is one of the best apps for safe traveling on the

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Thu, 6/30/2016 - 10:00 am by Jordan Perch

Unlike electric cars, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are not likely to become mainstream for at least for another 15-20 years, considering the lack of fueling stations and the high cost of the vehicles, themselves.

However, there are a couple of automakers that are committed to bringing mass-market hydrogen-powered vehicles to the road, and Hyundai is at the forefront of those efforts. The South Korean manufacturer is one of the few manufacturers that offer a vehicle with

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Wed, 6/29/2016 - 11:36 am by Jordan Perch

Ford Motor Company is one of the several automakers testing driverless car technology on public roads. The Dearborn-based manufacturer is making great progress in the development of its autonomous driving systems, in its efforts for winning the driverless vehicle race, which includes some of the world's leading automakers, along with a few tech giants.

Now, Ford has taken autonomous car research to a new level, enabling its research vehicles to operate at night, which has been one of the greatest challenges for this technology.

Surveying Technology for Nighttime Driving

In a press release, Ford has announced that it has started

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Wed, 6/29/2016 - 5:28 am by Jordan Perch

Thanks to a series of technical innovations in the field of autonomous driving it has introduced in the last couple of years, Volvo is now considered one of the leading players in the driverless car race. The Swedish automaker sees self-driving technology as a key component of its long-term strategy for eliminating motor vehicle crashes and reducing traffic congestion, and it is one of the companies with the most ambitious companies when it comes to when it plans to put driverless cars on the road.

Volvo is now one step closer to a realization of that plan, as it prepares to public testing of a fleet of autonomous vehicles. The Gothenburg, Sweden-based automaker has announced that

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Mon, 6/27/2016 - 11:14 am by Jordan Perch

Bringing electric vehicles into the mainstream has always been the most important mission for Tesla Motors. Elon Musk, the car maker's CEO, was well aware that it would always be an extremely tough task, but he never gave up on his dream of bringing affordable zero-emission vehicles to the masses.

That dream is now close to realization. Musk has been declaring his intentions for introducing a low-cost electric car for a long time, and now it's finally here. At the company's design center in Los Angeles, Tesla has finally unveiled the highly-anticipated Model 3, and the first impressions are overwhelmingly positive.

Long Range and Sporty Performance

When talking about electric cars, range is one of the first things that come to mind

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Fri, 6/24/2016 - 12:06 pm by Jordan Perch

Britain's vote to leave the European Union will have a major impact on the country's economy, with campaigners for exit claiming that the move will have a largely positive effect, helping businesses cut costs and avoid many unnecessary regulations imposed by the EU. However, those opposing “Brexit” - a portmanteau of the words Britain and exit – have been warning against possible long-lasting consequences to British companies if the country decides to leave the 28-nation bloc, including facing difficulties selling their products in the EU and around the globe.

The auto industry is one of the sectors that is expected to be affected significantly by the referendum result, which will take Britain out of the union that allows free trade and free movement of people between its members

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Thu, 6/23/2016 - 11:50 am by Jordan Perch

Before buying a car, consumers often only take the purchase price and insurance expenses into account, as they try to determine whether they can afford the car they are interested in. Maintenance costs are often overlooked in these situations, but they account for a big portion of the total vehicle ownership costs. That's why trying to cut maintenance costs can help make owning a car more affordable and save drivers a lot of money.

Reducing Fuel Consumption and DIY Repairs

There are many things that car owners can do to save on maintenance. For instance, there are all sorts of ways for improving gas mileage, which reduces fuel expenses. Then, to further

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