Motorists in Massachusetts and Washington DC can breathe easier on their afternoon commutes today. Their chances of dying in a traffic accident are the lowest in the nation. Drivers in West Virginia, South Carolina and North Dakota, on the other hand, may want to be especially vigilant. They're collectively navigating some of the deadliest roads in the United States.
Minddrive is a non-profit after school program that transforms at-risk Kansas City youth into green automotive designers, engineers and marketers. We featured their Project Lola EV on TRANSLOGIC 78 and now Minddrive has launched a new, innovative campaign to promote their mission called the Social Fuel Tour. The group plans to drive an electrified Volkswagen Karmann Ghia from Kansas City to Washnigton, D.C. powered by "social fuel."
Daimler AG's Car2go car-sharing service, which has North American operations in San Diego, Vancouver and Austin, TX, will start the open-ended car-sharing program in Washington, D.C., and Portland, OR, later this month.
As gas prices continue on a general upward trend (don't get too excited about the recent reprieve) it's common to see MPG numbers flaunted in car ads, especially those promoting hybrids. It's tempting to take those calculations at face value because, frankly, its no fun to spend your time thinking about how much money you're spending on fuel. And really, why shouldn't you trust estimates that are backed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)?
D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier, frustrated that iPhone technology is one step ahead of the red-light and speed cameras in her jurisdiction, has announced that those who use their hand-held electronic devices are "cowardly" and "...are going to get caught" in one way or another.
Volkswagen of America is in the process of reinventing itself here in the U.S. in an effort to regain market share, while simultaneously trying to stem the losses caused by fluctuating exchange rates. As reported before, the first major step the automaker is taking here in the States is to relocate its corporate headquarters from Detroit to Herndon, Va. The move, according to VW, places the automaker in a good location to understand consumer's taste, while providing the company a fresh start. Th