Are in-car radios a thing of the past? Well, maybe not yet, but automakers believe that in the next 5-10 years, AM and FM in-dash radio systems will be replaced by other things such as radio via smartphone.
Automakers have already killed the cassette player, and CD players may be on their way out as well. Many believe that all audio will be delivered via smartphone in the upcoming years and it doesn’t seem so hard to believe for us.
According to an article in the Detroit News, “It's already becoming a reality: Drivers of Fords and Lincolns can access several popular smartphone applications through the MyFord Touch dashboard interface. General Motors Co. says it will soon offer high-speed 4G mobile-Internet capabilities inside its cars.”
But, a vast majority of adults still listen to the radio weekly and it’s still a top choice among drivers for in-car entertainment. So, automakers have a lot to think about when deciding whether or not to do-away with the ability to adjust the radio straight from the dashboard.
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We’ve all been there before. You are watching an online video about cats or reading an article on celebrity gossip or sports and before you know it, you’ve been browsing the internet for well over an hour. Well, who better to demonstrate this in a humorous way through a television advertisement than Norm Macdonald! The SafeAuto spokesperson states at the beginning of the new spot, “You know what the internet is good for, wasting time!” Norm does find a useful task that can be accomplished on the internet though…Purchasing auto insurance! That’s right, driving uninsured is illegal so you can stay ‘Legal For Less’ by purchasing state minimum auto insurance from SafeAuto online. Just visit www.safeauto.com/getaquote We recommend that you watch the new advertisement featuring Norm Macdonald. When you’re done, if you want to watch a squirrel water skiing, that’s fine by us.
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When looking at car accident data, the data used is whatever has been collected from the car crashes that happen every day and every year. But what about the almost crashes? They’ve happened to everyone. The time you dropped your lipstick on the ground and almost swerved into the car next to you when you were bending down to pick it up. The time you almost hit that biker that literally appeared out of nowhere. The time you looked at your phone for a split second and almost went through a red light and right into the mini van across the street. How many times a day do these almost accidents happen? Well, we don’t really know because they are just that… Almost accidents.
Can the data from these incidents help to prevent those accidents that actually do happen? Transportation Alternatives in NYC thinks that it can. “The near-miss and minor crash data just doesn’t exist. There’s no way to capture it because it is, by nature, unofficial,” explains Jennifer So Godzeno, the associate director for community research at Transportation Alternatives. “I’ve heard from so many citizens that ‘I see people almost get hit here all the time, and how come we have to wait until someone gets killed in order to fix it?’”
So, in order to start fixing this problem, Transportation Alternatives recently rolled out a web platform, CRASH stories NYC, which invites New Yorkers to map their run-ins and near-misses.
Do you think that this is something that can help prevent some future crashes? Is this a platform that should be rolled out nationwide? We want to hear from you with your opinion. To share your thoughts, visit SafeAuto on Facebook. .
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