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CAR HISTORY: the first ticket was given in 1896

Almost all motorists have received a ticket at some point or another in their lives. It’s never pleasant, and we could argue for a long time about how effective they are in reducing the speed of drivers in too much of a hurry. In general, we will obey posted speed limits for a few minutes following our ticket before climbing ...

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CAR NEWS: Almost all Canadians claim to be good drivers

It appears that Canadian drivers are quite proud of their driving skills, with 95% of them saying they are good drivers in a recent study conducted by Belairdirect. On the other hand, 93% of respondents say they adopt certain dangerous driving behaviors. These contradictory results come from a study of 1,551 Canadian motorists 18 or older. Respondents were also able ...

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TECH: Nissan’s ProPilot system

Car manufacturers are continually trying to develop the new technology or the new system which will give a competitive advantage to its models. It is the quest for the next big thing that leads to vehicles that can now park themselves, that can brake if a pedestrian suddenly appears, and that can also keep you in your lane on the ...

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CAR NEWS: 63,000 canceled Tesla Model 3 reservations

Tesla Model 3

Of the 518,000 Tesla Model 3 booked around the world following the model’s unveiling, 63,000 of them are no longer. The news was confirmed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently during a quarterly earnings call with investors. According to Tesla’s founder, these canceled reservations are not a major problem and this will allow the manufacturer to better respond to orders ...

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CAR NEWS: 1,000 kilometers traveled in a Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is accustomed to setting new records, especially the P100D model, which is currently the world’s fastest production car to 100 km/h, with the exception of the Dodge Challenger Demon. The most recent record now belonging to the Model S has nothing to do with speed. It is rather a new record for distance traveled for the ...

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TECH: Nokian develops a tire that tells you when it is worn

Nokian tires are known as some of the best in the world, especially when it comes to their winter tires which dominate comparison tests year after year. Now, the Finnish manufacturer is looking into finding ways for motorists to get information about the condition of their tires quickly. According to Nokian, one out of every four accidents is attributable to ...

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