Despite Expert Warnings and Accidents, Elected Officials Still Push for Self-Driving Car Legislation

Despite Expert Warnings and Accidents, Elected Officials Still Push for Self-Driving Car Legislation By B.N. Frank According to many experts, Automated Vehicles won’t necessarily make the roads safer – not by a long shot.  That has not deterred American elected officials who apparently haven’t watched the NOVA video, “Look Who’s Driving” and/or haven’t read recent disturbing reports on Automated Vehicle (AV) (see 1, 2).  Either that – or they simply don’t care that they are risking our lives and limbs by continuing to push for more of these dangerous and…

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Onerous Loan Terms Are Crippling Already Broke Subprime Auto Buyers

Onerous Loan Terms Are Crippling Already Broke Subprime Auto Buyers By Tyler Durden As the bubble in subprime auto continues to grow bigger – even at the same time the auto industry is mired in recession – terms on new loans for new buyers continue to get more burdensome for already broke consumers.  In fact, many people are piling on debt to their auto loans that far exceeds the car’s value, according to the Wall Street Journal. Like homeowners during the financial crisis, this leaves many people with negative equity…

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PBS NOVA’s, “Look Who’s Driving” Reports Why We Should Still Be Terrified of Automated Vehicles

PBS NOVA’s, “Look Who’s Driving” Reports Why We Should Still Be Terrified of Automated Vehicles By B.N. Frank No matter how you feel about Automated Vehicles, this NOVA video is worth watching. Look Who’s Driving Season 46 Episode 19 | 53m 21s After years of anticipation, autonomous vehicles are now being tested on public roads around the world. As ambitious innovators race to develop what they see as the next high-tech pot of gold, some experts warn there are still daunting challenges ahead, including how to train artificial intelligence to…

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Whistleblowers Report New Cars Are Vulnerable To Hacking And Thousands Could Die Because Of It

Whistleblowers Report New Cars Are Vulnerable To Hacking And Thousands Could Die Because Of It By B.N. Frank The world would undoubtedly be a better place if there was never ever another impaired driver on the road.  But what about when vehicles are impaired due to hacking? Older vehicles weren’t able to be hacked, and studies continue to warn about the potential for new vehicles to be hacked and how this could lead to massive traffic gridlocks as well as people dying. From Consumer Watchdog: A consumer advocacy group has…

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Hacked Highways? Connected Cars Could Gridlock Entire Cities, Study Warns

Hacked Highways? Connected Cars Could Gridlock Entire Cities, Study Warns By John Anderer Cybersecurity has quickly become a priority for large corporations, businesses, and individuals alike in recent years. It seems like another major data breach is being reported every other week, and personal online accounts are often compromised by malicious actors. Now, a new study out of the Georgia Institute of Technology has found that hackers may soon be able to cause major traffic problems in the real world by hacking and stranding internet-connected cars. The study’s authors theorize that…

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