We have discussed in the earlier part of this post that how cars have become more sophisticated with the technology. But this technology has also become too risky. Here is the reason why?  Today’s vehicles offer their drivers a lot of things behind the steering wheel. Perhaps it is too much as it could compromise their safety. Touch screens and dashboard tech toys have become dangerous contributors to distract drivers. The technology is coming with the cost of safe driving.

The drivers today cannot complete certain task while they are driving because of the entertainment systems and in-dash navigations. They get their eyes-off the road and hands off the steering wheel to flip through screens, choose locations on GPS, and other such features. According to a research drivers get distracted for almost 24 seconds even during an ordinary touchscreen interaction. Whereas, NHTSA has found that even a two seconds distraction may result in an accident [...]

If you are given the choice to drive a car from a movie or book which one would be your choice? A knight rider’s car or a bat-mobile’s? Or would you love to sit in the driving seat of the Inspector Gadget? Well the reason to ask this question is that automotive makers are now producing the cars which resemble with the high tech vehicles we watch or read about in fiction stories. Credit goes to the gadgets that come as standard with them. But this is also believed that too much technology may also be bad or harmful and there are always two sides of the arguments.

Always on and Engaged:

In the recent past people were more tuned to the earth and their vehicle as driver. Their car’s dashboards just had a radio and air conditioner. You were assumed alone in your passenger seat. But now what? You have got Wi-Fi, touch screens, [...]

Most disconcerting for some in the EV sector is e-bikes are again expected to outpace the number of EVs on the road by 2023. Americans are typically stereotyped as the country that welcomes and covets the large SUV. The bigger the better! While this is true in many respects, there are plenty of other countries in the world that are seeking just the opposite. Towards the end of 2018 there were 5.1 million EVs on the streets. Similar studies to Deloitte point to an increase to 12 million by 2025. While e-bikes are understandably cheaper and impossible to compare with EVs, it is estimated that also by 2025 e-bikes will number 40 million. That’s a whole lot more than 12!

For all this to occur, the percent of the population that bike to work will obviously need to rise. Deloitte believes there will be a 1 percentage point increase in the proportion of folks who [...]

For all the talk we dedicate to electric vehicles (EVs), another “E” might just end up upending the EV market, especially for dense, urban residents. E-bikes, like EVs, are simply electrified options to move around. The difference however between an e-bike and an EV couldn’t be greater though. While traditional cars run on petrol, and EVs on electric power, they are both cars at the end of the day, motorized forms of transport. Traditional bikes however run on human power (your legs), while e-bikes are motorized. So not only is the e-bike smaller than an EV, and better equipped to navigate small roads in dense settings, it doesn’t take any extra physical effort, unlike that of a traditional bike.

E-bikes use rechargeable batteries, and light ones can move you along anywhere between 16 and 20 miles per hour. In Germany, e-bike growth has been swift, while in China it is suspected they will replace fossil [...]

College football. The smell of fresh cut grass on a Saturday morning. Tailgating, hot-dogs, hamburgers, potato salad and perhaps even an adult beverage or 7. They say baseball is as American as apple pie, and it very well might be. But college football is right up there.

Like it or not, the NCAA, the entity that governs college athletics, is a business. And like any other business, they look for ways to drive revenue. The organization has been in place since 1906, and even before that this uncomfortable relationship between athletics and education, how to marry the two and bring out the best in each other has long been struggled with. Student athletes sell tickets, and ticket sales attract sponsors. Sponsors like lots of eyeballs, the more the better, so when universities can deliver a world-class athletic product, eyes arrive, and sponsors then pay universities to be front and center of said eyeballs.

From the [...]

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