Rick Alexander

428 Flips | 9 Magazines | 430 Likes | 63 Following | 63 Followers | @Rick_Alexander | Transportation safety and research. Working on tools to help drivers become less distracted when driving.

Distracted driving summit aims to save lives in Arizona

PHOENIX - Teenagers get a bad wrap for it, but according to studies, adults are far worse at using their phones on the road.<p>Wednesday, lawmakers and …

Impaired Driving Initiative and Announces March 15 Summit

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today it is launching a new initiative to combat …

USDOT

BMW M760Li looks stunning in Frozen Black

To differentiate itself even more from the regular 7 Series, the BMW M760Li features special trim and leather options, and even exterior colors only …

OMG! Texas governor and lawmakers finally ban texting while driving

It took a while, not to mention a Sisyphean effort by two lawmakers, but Texas finally embraced a sensible ban on texting while driving.<p>This would've …

iOS 11 brings a series of car safety features

Using your phone while driving is incredibly dangerous. But for a lot of us, it's tough to ignore all those notifications when we should be paying attention to the road. So Apple has created a new feature for the upcoming iOS 11, aptly titled "Do Not Disturb While Driving."<p>The feature does exactly …

22 Books to Help You Get Ahead in Business and Life

If you're the kind of person perpetually on a mission to improve yourself, a good book can provide stellar inspiration and guidance.<p>If you're the kind of person perpetually on a mission to improve yourself, a good book can provide stellar inspiration and guidance. Here are top picks from nearly two …

Business Strategy

Toyota pushes into blockchain tech to enable the next generation of cars

On the same day that Ford officially ousted its chief executive in a bid to remake itself as future-focused vehicle manufacturer, Toyota announced its own steps to embrace technology’s next wave.<p>Andwhile Ford is looking to catch up to the leaders in autonomous and electric vehicle manufacturing, …

The rise of the Android-powered car

Google engineer says traction in car space is ridiculous<p>Google’s thesis to the automotive industry came packaged in a red glinting Maserati Ghibli.<p>The luxury sedan, parked outside last year’s Google I/O developer conference, might have looked like just another sports car — a ubiquitous sight in …

There are three revolutions in urban transportation coming down the road

<i>Lock up the streets and houses<br>Because there's something in the air<br>We've got to get together sooner or later<br>Because the revolution's here.<br>And you know</i> …

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are about to get really real

OK, I'll be honest, some of the most exciting tech of 2017 doesn't sound all that exciting on the surface. But bear with me, because it's going to be big.<p>Ready? Smartphone integration in cars -- specifically Android Auto and Apple CarPlay -- is finally past the tipping point of revolutionizing our …

Android Auto

bmw-7-series

7-series, Spy Photos | May 15th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia<p>One of the biggest complaints about this current G11-generation of BMW 7 Series is its looks. …

2017 BMW 7 Series

7-series, Videos | April 24th, 2017 by Gabriel Nica<p>Even though in terms of sheer size the BMW 7 Series and the Porsche Panamera might come close to …

The next Audi A8 will be capable of Level 3 autonomous driving

Audi could be the first automaker to hit an important milestone for autonomous driving.<p>When it goes on sale later this year, Audi's next-generation A8 is expected to be capable of SAE Level 3 autonomous driving, Automotive News reports. According to SAE's definition, Level 3 means the vehicle …

How to Get Started as a Paid Consultant to Companies

When people realize how much you know they'll want to hire you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to the speaking industry, entrepreneurs tend to focus on speaking at events and conferences. It’s the traditional path that is known and understood. Being a paid …

Entrepreneurship

Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important …

Carsharing

When car ownership fades, this parking garage will be ready for its next life

One of the country's biggest apartment developers is working on plans for a grand residential complex in downtown Los Angeles that includes what appears to be an ordinary garage.<p>There will be row upon row of lined stalls at street level and two floors underground to store nearly 1,000 cars of …

Ridesharing

How the transformation of the automotive industry is IoT-driven

Of all the industries that the Internet of Things (IoT) has influenced, the automotive industry — with its connected car — seems to remain particularly successful at capturing the interest of consumers. From predictive maintenance of vehicles to smart cars that can offer you advice regarding …

Uber's self-driving car crashes in Arizona

Uber's very bad, not-at-all-great 2017 just got a whole hell of a lot worse. But this time, somehow, the problem isn't human interactions in the …

The future of the car is charging it overnight and buying it a data plan

Not only will your car soon be telling you it’s low on battery, you may have to top up its data, too.<p>US carmaker Chevrolet yesterday began offering an unlimited 4G plan for $20 per month. That fee will allow car owners and passengers to connect to the internet through an AT&T OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi …

Automotive Industry

New Drivers Caught Using Their Phones Will Now Lose Their Licence

Here's everything you need to know about the new rules.<p>New legislation to curb the use of phones at the wheel comes into force today, as the police …

How does lane departure warning work? - ExtremeTech

By on February 27, 2017 at 10:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Lane departure warning alerts …

Roads made from recycled plastic are paving the way to a greener tomorrow

Roads laid with asphalt are so 20th century. They're unsustainable, brittle and they contribute over 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide around the …

Roads

You'll Soon Be Able To Use Apple CarPlay Without A Cord, Which Was Dumb Anyway

Despite being a refreshingly simple and useful interface compared to most in-car infotainment systems, which tend to be horrible, Apple CarPlay has …

In A Driverless Car World, The Reduced Traffic Will Save Us Billions

But looked at in another way, congestion represents a major opportunity. If we could somehow cut the number of cars on the road, or ensure those cars …

Autonomous Cars

Like smartphones, self-driving tech may prove problematic for road safety

Smartphones and safety just don’t mix. Certainly not on the road. Just ask car insurers who have found that drivers today are more distracted than …

How Apple CarPlay could completely disrupt the auto industry

General Motors has made Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available on its entire model lineup, and other automakers are quickly following that lead.<p>We got our first real taste of Apple CarPlay a while back, spending a few days with the technology in a 2016 GM vehicle, and the experience was a mixed …

Siri

28 new or refreshed BMW models planned through 2021

The next four years will be quite busy for BMW. According to <i>Auto Motor und Sport</i>, BMW plans to offer 28 new or refreshed models from until 2021. Next …

FIRST DRIVE: 2017 BMW M760Li xDrive - Torque, Torque and More Torque

One does not usually associate a luxury limousine with racetracks and drifts, but BMW’s M division decided to flex its muscles and bring to the track …