Technology

Car Insurance Rates Increase in Illinois, Smart Cars May Be to Blame

Posted Dec 19, 2016 by Ashley Kane

If you own a car and drive in Illinois, your auto insurance rate may be higher next time you renew. Major carriers have upped their premium rates, citing an increase in filed claims that are also larger in size.

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Michigan Passes First Comprehensive Statewide Self-Driving Car Regulations

Posted Dec 13, 2016 by Ashley Kane

Michigan became the first state to pass comprehensive statewide self-driving car regulations in the U.S. The laws establish regulations for the testing, use and eventual commercial sale of self-driving cars. Previously, automated vehicles were banned in the state of Michigan.

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Uber Asks PennDOT to Delay Self-Driving Car Rules

Posted Dec 09, 2016 by Ashley Kane

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation released proposed guidelines for self-driving cars that would allow the state to access Uber’s data about how their driverless cars are performing in Pittsburgh. Uber is asking the agency to delay rules until legislation passes.

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U.S. DOT Proposes Driver Distraction Guidelines

Posted Nov 30, 2016 by Ashley Kane

The NHTSA called on smartphone makers to add features that prevent distracted driving. The voluntary guidelines ask technology makers to prevent manual text entry and block visual displays while cars are moving to counteract the upsurge in distracted-driving-related traffic deaths.

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The Confused State of Distracted Driving: Infographic

Posted Sep 19, 2016 by Ashley Kane

Traffic fatalities are rising. In fact, 2015 showed an 8% rise in traffic deaths. That’s not a pretty number, so, what’s the deal? Turns out, drivers’ perceptions don’t match up with reality. Check out this infographic to see why. 

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EverDrive Olympics 2016: States That Win Gold

Posted Aug 12, 2016 by Ashley Kane

The 2016 Summer Olympics is upon us and we thought it was only fitting to see how U.S. states ranked up next to each other. By analyzing EverDrive data from drivers, we determined which states win gold for safe driving.

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EverDrive Safe Driving Challenge Results: MA vs. NY

Posted Jul 21, 2016 by Ashley Kane

The EverDrive Safe Driving Challenge has officially ended and the results are in. With them, we’ve found interesting insight into safe driving habits on the road. Check out the key findings for New York and Massachusetts.

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Distracted Driving: Stats, Laws, Prevention

Posted Jul 06, 2016 by Ashley Kane

Distracted driving is reckless and harmful. Unfortunately, the number of distracted drivers on the road appears to be increasing, not decreasing. Here’s all you need to know about distracted driving, including recent research, laws and efforts to change driver behavior.

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Hands-Free Phone Use: Is It Safer?

Posted Jun 27, 2016 by Ashley Kane

As texting and driving laws become stricter, and as more states ban handheld calling, many people see hands-free phone use as a safe alternative. But how safe is it? New studies have found it may be riskier than originally thought.

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3D-Printed Cars & Auto Insurance

Posted Jun 22, 2016 by Seth Birnbaum

3D-printed cars sound like something out of a sci-fi movie. But before you discount them, consider that they’ve already been successfully made and test-driven. Here’s how they could affect your auto insurance premium.

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