When you live in a hot and dry area, it can be hard to feel hydrated even when you’re drinking enough water! The sun is sometimes hot enough to cook an egg on the pavement, and getting into a car that had the windows rolled up without a reflector is like voluntarily climbing into an oven. Additionally, anything that has been sitting in the car will give off an odor, whether that means snacks, gym clothes, or anything the dog might’ve left behind.
Bumper stickers have long since been a way of communicating your thoughts, feelings, and opinions about the state of the world in a very public manner. You can cheer on a politician, encourage people to smile, or give warning that others are too close behind your car for your liking, all from a paper sticker on your bumper. The problem with this form of communication is that the sticker is going to fade from exposure to the elements, and your opinion on the content of the sticker might one day change.
Keeping ourselves running at peak performance takes quite a bit of effort. Going to sleep at a reasonable hour, maintaining a healthy diet and workout regimen as well as keeping your home in order are just the tip of the ice berg. There’s children if you have them, personal projects, and the ever-looming work which takes up most of our lives and always bleeds into our personal time.
We first talked about the state of California getting digital license plates all the way back in 2010, and it seems that Reviver is here to fulfill that niche. rPlate is a new take on the 125-year old metal plate in the form of an Internet of Things connected car platform. The rPlate will be made available to states such as California, Florida, Arizona, and Texas this year, where other states are set to follow in due time, being the first ever interactive digital license plate in the world.
Volvo has the reputation of being the safest car in the world, and so far it does seem as though they have lived up to that. Well, being safe does not equal to skimping on incorporating new technology, and Volvo Cars intends to fit their 90 Series range of vehicles with Microsoft’s Skype for Business — something that might just entice business owners to make the jump if they happen to be driving around a different make.
While it is completely understandable to use alternative modes of transportation to help with longer walking commutes, use of hover boards has gotten a bit ridiculous. People are on their phones going 12 miles an hour and smack into poles, zoom into oncoming traffic, and also lose out on exercise. No harm in using them for leisure now and again, but we’ve hit the tipping point with practicality for owning and using these things.
Not all bicycles are created equal, as some other models tend to be more attractive than the rest. Well, when it comes to getting around in style, you can either own a flashy sports car, or you could perhaps take a slightly different route this time around — with the $12,000 Victorian Futurist’s Electric Cycle. Yes sir, the name alone is quite a mouthful to swallow or pronounce, but the sheer physical presence of the Victorian Futurist’s Electric Cycle is certainly food for thought.
Dashboard cameras have become so commonplace these days, it is not surprising at all. After all, we live in a very connected and visual generation, where just about everything and anything that can be recorded, will be recorded. I am quite sure that you would have seen your fair share of recorded videos of road rage being shown on social media by now, thanks to the mushrooming of dashboard cameras everywhere. Well, if you have not quite jumped aboard the bandwagon just yet, then you might be interested in picking up the Q-See QGo Dashcam.
We have all dealt with driving drowsy. It’s not safe, or a good idea, but sometimes you only have so much time to get from point A to B, and sleep has to go by the wayside. While it sort of goes without saying, this is super dangerous, especially if you don’t have someone else in the car with you to talk to you and keep you awake. It only takes a second to get in a serious accident or drive off the road, so if you’re driving a lot you’ll want to have some sort of precaution in place.
If you basically live in your car when you’re not at work, then you know how embarrassing it is to let friends ride with you. No one wants others to see such a vivid image of their filth littering the floor and overflowing out of the side door pockets. Or, for that matter, to judge them for the sheer amount of fast food trash and cold french fries that reveal previous carnage. For those that can’t help but have guests in their car frequently (carpooling), it might behoove you to have a bag for trash, or better yet, your very own garbage can.