Tag: Automobile

Are Americans obese because they drive, or do they drive because they’re obese?

Are Americans obese because they drive, or do they drive because they’re obese?

| March 3, 2015

Call it America’s latest version on the old chicken/egg question: What came first, excessive driving or the country’s obesity problem? New research indicates that driving more than 10 miles a day hurts drivers both physically and mentally, as Business Insider reports. But this latest study is far from the only one to suggest driving has […]

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NHTSA: drunk driving down; drugged driving on the rise

NHTSA: drunk driving down; drugged driving on the rise

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Drunk driving is on the decline, but that doesn’t necessarily mean traffic is safer: While drunk driving campaigns have been particularly effective in recent years, prescription drug and marijuana use is emerging more and more on our country’s roads, according to two new studies from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). First, the positive […]

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KPMG study: Say goodbye to the two-car family

KPMG study: Say goodbye to the two-car family

| November 24, 2014

The two-car family of American dreams is on the decline, according to a compelling study from KPMG, “Me, My Car, My Life.” The study identifies a number of the challenges and opportunities that come along with the changing automotive industry, and follows up on 2012’s “Self Driving Cars: The Next Revolution,” and last year’s “Self-Driving […]

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A robotic parking garage adds even greater curb appeal to luxury homes

A robotic parking garage adds even greater curb appeal to luxury homes

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

When location isn’t enough, try a robotic parking garage. That may as well be the tagline for 12 East 13th Street, a luxury home development in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood that DHA Capital and Continental Properties are backing. The development, which will include eight units ranging in price from $7.5 million to $31 million, was […]

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Madrid bases parking-meter prices on how much a car pollutes

Madrid bases parking-meter prices on how much a car pollutes

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cars that pollute more will pay more for parking; cars that pollute less, such as electric vehicles, will pay less, say city officials in Madrid. The two-tiered pricing system will be the first of its kind, they claim. Madrid has been pushed to such measures because it regularly ranks above the EU’s average for pollution […]

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