Archive for the ‘Apps’ Category

Preventing Collisions: There’s An APP For That!

Monday, November 21, 2016

If you like the idea of having a dash cam recording all your driving fun, but don’t want to spend money on one, now there are some great options. Several different app companies have made their product available for free so you can just download, mount your phone on your windshield or dash, and be… Read More »

Dash Cams: Not Just For Fun

Friday, November 4, 2016

A dash cam is an on-board camera that records the view through a vehicle’s windshield. These cameras are different than regular cameras or smartphones because they can be an independent witness that requires little attention from the driver. Not just for law enforcement any more, dash cams have often been a source of entertainment, like… Read More »

Hydrogen Fuel And The Next Green Machine

Thursday, October 27, 2016

In 1992 Congress passed the Energy Policy Act, requiring federal, state, and alternative fuel provider fleets to implement petroleum-reduction measures. Alternative fuels are made from other sources than petroleum, reducing our dependence on imported oil. Ideally, they would be produced from renewable sources and produce less, or no pollution. Since then, the race to provide… Read More »

“Smart” Lights: Artificially Intelligent Traffic Lights

Saturday, October 22, 2016

There is nothing more frustrating than sitting in a long line of cars waiting for the light to turn green. Except when you have to sit there waiting through 3 more signal changes before you get to actually go through the intersection. There is also never a more tempting time to break the law then… Read More »

Life In The HOT Lane: Confronting Highway Congestion

Thursday, October 20, 2016

High Occupancy Toll Lanes (HOT for short) are evolving in response to the sometimes obvious underused HOV lanes (High Occupancy Vehicle). HOV lanes are available for free to cars with two or more drivers, or other exempt vehicles such as motorcycles, transit vehicles, emergency vehicles, and cars with approved alternative fuel systems. Developed first in California,… Read More »

Taking A Road Trip With Your Pet

Monday, October 17, 2016

You’re itching to get on the road for the next exciting new adventure, but is your domesticated BFF ready? Maybe you’ve been preparing yourself for quite a while, you know, notifying family and friends, gassing up the car, checking your car insurance policy, loading your Starbucks card…. What have you done to prepare Fido or… Read More »

Car insurance: there’s an app for that

Friday, July 6, 2012

Would you choose a car insurance agency because of their smartphone app? Take a look at 5 national insurance agencies and the apps they’ve produced to help consumers. Some of the agencies have produced effective apps while others have been left wondering what they did wrong. Leave a comment below and let us know what… Read More »