Automobiles

How to Find the Best Auto Loans Available

How to Find the Best Auto Loans Available

Automobiles
In recent years, we have seen a steady incline in the use of public transportation and rideshare companies like Uber (with over 160,000 drivers). However, the need for Americans to own their own vehicle is still as strong as ever, with statistics showing that 91% of US households own at least one car. Out of that 91%, almost 85% of those cars were financed through a loan or a lease. When it comes to acquiring a loan, most people assume that you go to the dealership, pick out the car you want, and sit down with the dealer to negotiate your monthly payments and interest rate. In reality, that is one of the absolute worst ways to go about financing a new car! With the average dealership marking up costs at 2.5%, opting to go with a separate lender is a far better option. If you're l...
Surprising Facts About the White Van Man

Surprising Facts About the White Van Man

Automobiles
The white van man has taken on legendary status in the UK. Their name taken from the sorts of vehicles they drive, the self-employed owners of white vans tend to be contractors who do all kinds of work for homeowners and businesses. In fact, their commercial vehicles don't even have to be white or vans to qualify as white van men. How much do you know about the typical white van man? Perhaps not as much as you think. Below are some surprising facts about the men and women driving white Ford transit vans and competing models. 1. There Are a Lot of Them As of 2014, there were roughly 2.5 million registered white vans in the UK. That accounts for one van for every 24 people. Essex had the most registrations, followed by Kent and then Lancashire. The number of vans you see on the road...
When Will Commercial Autonomous Cars To Become A Reality

When Will Commercial Autonomous Cars To Become A Reality

Automobiles
Amid increased enthusiasm from automakers, tech companies as well as US government to hit the roads, to the earliest, with commercial autonomous cars, a nonprofit organization, National Safety Council, has come up with some astonishing facts that may slow down the development of the new face of auto industry. According to the organization, about 40,000 Americans died last year due to traffic accidents and the figure is about 6 percent more than that of 2015. More to this, the figure mentioned for 2016 is the deadliest on US roads in about past decade. The jump in traffic casualties has lately raised questions whether driverless cars would be safe on roads. It is underscoring the need for rapid adoption of new automotive safety technologies. If believed to public policy experts...
Top Tips How To Use Smartphone Safely while driving car

Top Tips How To Use Smartphone Safely while driving car

Automobiles, Technology
How to drive safely using smartphone is the call of the time even though it is learned many don't follow technology rules. Below are some of the best, editor picked tips that will help you to be safe on road. Have a look and suggested to follow strictly. Using Vent mount The Insignia Vehicle Mount is priced tagged $20 and is one of the best I have used as the plasticbrackets grips tightly a smartphone or a phablet even though it is a bit harder to install compared some other vent mount. However, one sinle downside of vent mounts are that it blocks the vent. Dashboard/windshield mount is preferred A bit pricey, but Logitech ZeroTouch tagged at $80 is one of the best if you are looking to mount the smartphone on dashboard or windshield. It sticks perfectly to the dash bes...
Who Is Responsible If Self-Driving Car Crashes, Causes Damages, Deaths

Who Is Responsible If Self-Driving Car Crashes, Causes Damages, Deaths

Automobiles, Technology
Legislation to autonomous vehicle is currently in its infancy and hence not easy to say who will be responsible for crashes of driverless cars that causes physical harm, property damages and in some cases even leads to death. As of now corporate giants like Volvo and Tesla have come forward publicly to be taking responsibility of the crashes, or any other faults, in the self-driving cars' software. Meanwhile, Comma AI's CEO George Hotz has a different tone when it comes to taking responsibility. He strictly advises people to download paid version of his self-driving vehicle software and not the free version if he is to stand responsible for any accidents causes by fault in the software. In one of his recent emails to media houses he wrote, "It's not my code, I did not release ...
Why Ford Says NO To Upgrade Cars For Latest Tech Feature; It Unveils SmartLink Instead

Why Ford Says NO To Upgrade Cars For Latest Tech Feature; It Unveils SmartLink Instead

Automobiles, Technology
To get the latest vehicle technology you don't need to kick out your car or even you don't need to shell out thousands of dollars each year upgrading it. There's an answer from Ford which says you don't have to do so. The auto giant has introduced a device called SmartLink that just need to get plugged into contemporary cars to help you get the experience of high-tech twist to the driving. SmartLink is compatible to any model of Ford or Lincoln between 2010 and 2016 to get features like access to smartphone-based remote start, lock, and unlock. The device simply need to be connected to the OBD II port that is just below the steering wheel and other features too pops up like vehicle health and security alerts and vehicle location assistant. Ford's executive vice president of...