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Consumer Conficence in Self Driving Cars is Declining


Automotive companies currently in the race to develop self-driving cars may be zealously committed to perfecting the technology, but a 2018 study revealed that most drivers are having second thoughts about taking their eyes off the road and their hands off the wheel.

Conducted by Cox Automotive in May, the Evolution of Mobility Study on Autonomous Vehicles showed that 84% of respondents "want the option to drive themselves even in a self-driving vehicle,” while the…
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Fewer Americans Embrace Self-Driving Technology



From Mike Brennan
MiTechNews:

Fewer Americans are embracing self-driving car technology following high-profile incidents involving Uber and Tesla vehicles, reports Cox Automotive.

Consumers’ interest in automatic braking and other autonomous features is high, but drivers view self-driving cars as less safe compared to a similar survey conducted two years ago. Forty-nine percent of respondents said they would never own a fully-autonomous car, known in the industry as a Level 5 vehicle. Two years ago, 30…

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Rust Damange - Is it really that bad?


A little bit of rust on your car may seem like just a cosmetic issue, but rust can be a much bigger problem. Rust on a vehicle can eat away at the components, the structure and the safety. If you do have rust in or on your car, the best way to handle it is with proper treatment.

Rusting out the metal

When metal is exposed to oxygen and water, it creates iron oxide, otherwise…

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State Police Step up DUI Enforcement

From now until the early morning hours of Jan. 2, Illinois State Police and other law enforcement agencies across the state will be conducting increased DUI, speeding, and distracted driving patrols as a part of the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" holiday enforcement period.

Roadside safety checks and seat-belt enforcement zones will also be more frequent.

In 2017, more than 1,000 motor vehicle crash fatalities occurred in Illinois; in 2016, 1,078…

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How to Clean Your Vehicle's Safety Sensors of Snow and Ice


As snow, ice, or salt grime gathers on cars this winter, many of the sensors that are key to the operation of advanced safety systems can become blocked and shut down.

Take, for example, forward-collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems. These life-saving features rely on radar sensors that are often mounted in the car's grille—sometimes even in the car's emblem—or on its front bumpers. When these sensors can…

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62 Models Meet Criteria to Earn IIHS Awards

Just 15 vehicles qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS after the requirements were strengthened to include good-rated headlights and good or acceptable passenger-side protection in small overlap front crashes.

Another 47 vehicles earn the Top Safety Pick award, which now requires acceptable or good headlights. In contrast, headlights weren't factored in for 2017 Top Safety Pick, and an acceptable headlight rating was enough to bump a 2017 award winner into "plus…

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Gap Insurance - What You Need to Know About This Dealer Add-On


Consumer advocates loathe the add-ons that auto dealers often try to shoehorn into vehicle purchases. They see most of the extra fees as pointless ways of gouging customers. Indeed, if the dealer talks you into fabric protection, you could be shelling out something like $200 just to have the dealership spray down the interior with a $5 bottle of Scotchgard. While many dealer add-ons are pointless and should be tossed off the final purchase agreement…

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Former Auto Exec Says No One Will Own a Car in 20 Years


Bob Lutz is a former Marine who worked for Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, and BMW, usually as the resident "car guy" — a product guru who could guide the bean counters toward automotive glory and gruffly greenlight amazing machines.

Now semi-retired, Lutz is partnered with designer Henrik Fisker at VLF Automotive, a maker of exotic, burly, and very expensive supercars. But he continues to freely offer his thoughts on the car business....

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Marion Collision Center and Marion Toyota Team Up for Project CAR



Initiative will provide less fortunate individuals and families with reliable transportation.

Project CAR (Caring Auto Rehab) is now actively seeking donated vehicles that will be refurbished and repaired for southern Illinoisans in desperate need of a reliable vehicle.  Project CAR is a joint effort between Marion Collision Center and Marion Toyota. 
Marion Collision Center and Marion Toyota want to utilize their team members skills for what they are best at...automobiles.  They'll donate their…
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Advantages of a Clean Driving Record on Auto Insurance

A better driver will always pay less for car insurance. An agency will look at an applicant's driving record for any past mistakes or traffic violations. If they do not find any and if the applicant has a solid driving experience they will offer the best prices possible. Clients should note that the driving record is not the only thing that counts.

Agencies will prefer an applicant who has a safe vehicle and a…

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