The all-American road trip has been a staple in the U.S. since the early 1900s as wander-lust travelers hit the open road in search of new sights, delicious food and unique tourist stops.
To commemorate this, Geotab recently released a new data study analyzing and ranking 50 iconic road trip routes across the United States.
So which trips made the cut? Monument Valley Trails is crowned America’s ultimate road trip as it scores first place with an overall score of 92/100 while the infamous Route 66 fails to live up to its legendary status, placing 44th out of 50.
General Motors Co. is running into opposition to its petition to federal regulators for permission to put up to 5,000 driverless cars — without steering wheels or control pedals — on public roads.
Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, said GM's petition of 97 pages, and 78 footnotes, failed to demonstrate its fully self-driving cars match the safety levels required for human-operated vehicles.
AAA's managing director of government relations and traffic safety advocacy, Jill Ingrassia, urged NHTSA to carefully consider the merits of GM's proposal, noting that polls consistently show the driving public is skeptical about self-driving cars.
Read the article at The Detroit News.
Today's cars have as many as 100 elements that generate data, from the brakes to the windshield wipers.
Car data is one of the many ways company's learn about us. Through your connected phone and the computers built in to your car, data about where you've been, what music you like, your favorite restaurant and so much more are gathered.
"As automakers collect more data about drivers, they're more likely to look for ways to profit. The built-in display screens and mapping software would seem to be ideal spots for posting advertisements, similar to what Google, Facebook, Amazon and many other internet companies already do," reports the Chicago Tribune
Read the article at MSN.
A bill to ban the sale of internal-combustion cars by 2040 was introduced in the California Legislature last year, though it didn't get far.
The California New Car Dealers Association opposed the measure, saying the state lacked enough public charging stations to keep all those electrics on the road, that the bill didn't take into account the valuable role played by gas-electric hybrid vehicles and that it was too hard to mandate rules on vehicle sales more than 20 years in the future.
Already, California is the nation's leader in the sale of electric cars. The association says more than 500,000 are on the road.
Read the article at USA Today.
The safety of motorcyclists is everyone’s obligation and we all must take proactive measures to maintain the safety of everyone with which we share the road
By Art Liggio, President and CEO, Driving Dynamics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) motorcyclist deaths are 28 times more frequent than fatalities in other vehicles. And, motorcycle crashes involving another vehicle continue to account for almost half of all motorcyclist fatalities in the United States.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. In honor of raising awareness, we must start by recognizing that there are many misconceptions and dangerous driving occurrences that can lead to unfortunate consequences for motorcyclists and car or truck motorists.
Here’s a few of the common dangerous driving occurrences that result in motorcycle crashes, along with some tips that you and your fleet can leverage to safely share the road with our two and three-wheeler friends: