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Drowsiness is a Problem for Many Drivers
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Drowsiness is a Problem for Many Drivers

Unfortunately many of us fill our days so full of activities and scheduled events that we have a hard time sleeping well at night and leave ourselves little time to get ready for the day in the morning. Distractions from behind the wheel can include text messages, talking on cell phones, eating, drinking or other people in the car, but most of us don’t think of drowsiness as a distraction. The reality is if we drive drowsy there’s a much greater likelihood of ending up in an accident than if we drive fully alert and ready for the day. (more…)
Honda Opens New Silicon Valley Facility to Advance Connected Mobility
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Honda Opens New Silicon Valley Facility to Advance Connected Mobility

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda today marked the opening of its new Silicon Valley R&D facility, using the occasion to unveil a refreshed 2016 Accord featuring Honda's first application of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.  Honda also announced a new open innovation R&D initiative, Honda Xcelerator, which will provide resources to breakthrough technology innovators to help rapidly develop prototypes with the potential to transform the automotive experience. (more…)
Critics Argue Driverless Cars Are Unsafe
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Critics Argue Driverless Cars Are Unsafe

With all of the talk about autonomous, or driverless cars, the debate on safety is heating up. While self-driving car makers like Google, Apple, Uber, and Tesla claiming that autonomous vehicles will keep drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians safer, others argue that robocars cannot adjust for emergencies, causing more accidents and deaths. Why do critics argue against driverless cars? (more…)
External Airbags? Why Didn’t I Think Of That?
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External Airbags? Why Didn’t I Think Of That?

The race is on for tech companies like Google, Apple, and others to build their own driverless vehicle. Google has prototypes, and it is rumoured that Apple does as well. Safety has been a big concern when it comes to the self-driving vehicles, with many arguing that it isn’t safe. Google has set out to prove those critics wrong by creating a completely safe vehicle for both passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. How you may ask? By adding external airbags to the car. It seems like an ingenious idea. Airbags have been standard of new cars, trucks, and SUV’s for many years now on the interior of the vehicles, why not on the exterior. Think how this could change driving as we know it today. With soft pillowy airbags on the exterior of the cars, it could cushion the accident and leav...
Best Car Features For 2015
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Best Car Features For 2015

Car technology has come a long way from your grandmother’s sedan. Heated seats, rear-view cameras, and so many other helpful features have been added to cars over the years to make your drive not only convenient, but comfortable as well. So which features are the most useful or luxurious car options for 2015? There are quite a few, it turns out. Although different manufacturer’s call them different things, they really all boil down to be the same features. Let’s start with the seats. Although heated leather seats have been around for a while and are a great comfort feature, leather can be a little warm in the summer. Enter the “air conditioned” seats. This feature allows you to cool down your seat and keeps your legs from sweating in your shorts during those 90 degree summer days. A...