Posts By: PermaPlate

Dubai Police Cars Breaking Records

In Dubai, police cars are breaking some tremendous records. Police in Dubai are driving Bugatti’s, Ferrari’s, and Lamborghini’s, and one police car has now reached a record breaking speed. Guinness World Records just confirmed that Dubai is now home to the fastest police car in the world: a Bugatti Veyron. The car is just one… Read more »

NHTSA Unveils Campaign to Curb Drowsy Driving

Thanks to decades of public safety campaigns, modern car owners are well-aware of the dangers associated with drunk and distracted driving. Drowsy driving, on the other hand, has received far less attention from safety experts until recently. Earlier this week at the 2017 Managing Fatigue Conference in San Diego, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… Read more »

Passenger Drones Could Make Your Commute a Whole Lot Easier

Flying cars might still be the stuff of science fiction, but in recent years quadcopter drones have become remarkably accessible and affordable. That’s why a number of start-ups, engineers and transit officials want to develop autonomous drones that are large enough to ferry people to and from work on their daily commutes. Last October, popular… Read more »

Intel Makes Major Investment in Autonomous Technology

The majority of the car industry is investing in autonomous vehicle technology, and some companies are as committed as can be. Recently, two major technology driven companies joined force in hopes to conquer the self-driving car market together. Intel, which is an American multinational corporation and technology company, recently purchased a self-driving tech supplier called… Read more »

Remaining Mindful of Semi Trucks

For most people, driving alongside a semi-truck is unsettling. Most people do their best to keep semi-trucks at a distance, whether they pass them quickly or remain a safe distance behind them. However, sharing the road with semi-trucks is a must and it can be easy to do if you are educated on how to… Read more »

Volkswagen Reveals Sedric the Self-Driving Car

Volkswagen recently revealed their latest self-driving car which has a fairly odd appearance. The car, named Sedric, has a “rectangle” shape and has a relatively plain appearance. Fortune compared it to a “portable cassette boom box” which is the best description we’ve heard yet. Check out a video example of the car below: The car… Read more »

Cars to Consider On a Budget

Purchasing a car can be expensive and many people are searching for a car that they can afford. According to Consumer Reports, the average new car typically costs $34,000. They compiled a list of the best cars under $30,000 that have good road test performance, safety features, and so forth. Below are just a few… Read more »

Keeping Your Car Stocked

We’ve talked often about what necessities you should keep in your car for winter months in order to protect yourself from severe weather while driving. However, you should keep a variety of items in your car at all times in the event that an emergency occurs. Cell Phone Charger Most of us will grab a… Read more »

Cars Continue to Go Green in 2017

In recent years, hybrids and electrical vehicles have become a major focus of the automotive industry. According to Green Car Reports, over half a million carbon-cutting hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and full electric vehicles were sold in the United States. The automotive industry is going green as consumers demand cars that are environmentally focused. The American… Read more »

Self-Driving Cars Threaten Bike Riders

It is a matter of time before self-driving cars are coasting down our streets on a daily basis. As companies work tirelessly to produce self-driving cars, they work on getting the cars to recognize pedestrians, birds, and so forth. However, self-driving cars are struggling to identify bicycles, posing as a threat to the pedestrians that… Read more »

Classic Cars Comeback

For many people, collecting classic cars is a hobby. In recent years, people have seemed to be collecting classic cars less frequently and the classic car market seemed to be suffering. However, car collectors are starting to see that the market is improving. In Scottsdale, AZ, the most recent classic car auction earned $260 million…. Read more »

Why People Still Love Antique Automobiles

People have been driving automobiles since the twentieth century. The world has watched cars evolve from man-made machines to becoming machine made.  Automobiles are now faster, cheaper, and more economical than they have ever been. With each year, automobiles rapidly improve and we find ourselves intrigued by safety features and touchscreen radios. However, when we… Read more »

Families Purchasing Vehicles Want More Space

Many families desire a large vehicle that is big enough for the whole family. Although safety is a huge priority for families, space has been the biggest factor when purchasing a vehicle in recent months. Families with several children prefer minivans and SUVs, increasing the demand for larger vehicles. Gas, for many years, was a… Read more »

Mitsubishi EVO Production Coming To An End

Mitsubishi Evo

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has been around for nearly the last decade, but Mitsubishi has announced it’s time to say goodbye to the high-performance vehicle. A Dramatic Send-Off The Mitsubishi company has stated there will be no replacement for the car, however, it’s not going out without a bang. The 1600th Final Edition will be… Read more »

Ford’s New Twist On The Keypad

The classic touchpad key system on Ford doors may soon get a big upgrade. According to autoblog.com, a new patent released by Blue Oval showcases a redesigned unlocking system, moving the well-known keypad off of the car door and onto the car fob. The car fob will feature a small touch screen, similar to those… Read more »

Traffic Fatalities Increasing Even Though Vehicle Safety at an All Time High

Bad accident

Over the last several decades, vehicle manufacturers have worked hard to make cars, trucks, and SUVs safer. From adding airbags throughout vehicles to changing the materials used to build them, they have made great strides when it has come to safety. Nevertheless, despite this, the National Safety Council—a nonprofit organization that uses data obtained from… Read more »

2017’s Most Affordable Car

Affordable Car

Purchasing a new car in 2017 doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. It’s almost impossible to find a new vehicle priced at under $10,000, but fortunately, there are many makes and models available for just a shade over that price. One great example of this is the 2017 Nissan Versa, which is priced at… Read more »