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Driving While Wearing an N95 Mask Can Be Incredibly Dangerous

Safety behind the wheel is always important. Auto manufacturers are constantly addressing vehicle safety but nothing replaces critical thinking and careful driving. Distracted driving is still at the top of the list for accidents along with drinking and driving. However, in light of our new normal, some new hazards are being identified. Driving While Wearing an N95 Mask Can Be …
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Ferrari’s Five-Year Plan In Jeopardy

I recently posted about how Ferrari switched from the production of cars to the production of parts to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, they fired up their production lines to create pieces for scuba masks to be converted into respirators. But, manufacturers across the automotive industry have begun talking about resuming vehicle production, as has Ferrari. In fact, Ferrari …
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COVID-19 Has Designers Rethinking Car Interiors

COVID-19 has caused the world to pause, including car designers. What they have realized is that now more than ever, a swelling amount of people are viewing their car as their sanctuary. Consequently, designers are rethinking how that sanctuary will look in the future, and how to make it more sanctuary-like.  In the words of the designers In …
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The Number of Triple-Digit Speeding Tickets Issued Balloons

Every driver has at one time, or another fantasized about flooring the throttle on an open road. Reality keeps us from doing it. There are other people on the roads, some roadways that aren’t built for speed, maintenance of roadways could be questionable, the maintenance of our own cars or even our own questionable skills …
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Crazy IRacing Special Event Tonight

If you do not follow the different racing leagues, then you might find it surprising to know that the COVID-19 has not slowed the drivers down. Racing is still happening. But it is happening virtually. Tonight there will be another race, but this one will not be to hone driver skills as much as it will be for utter ridiculous …
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Animals Take Over the Streets During Quarantine

Animals have taken over the streets during the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown. Morning commutes have changed during the human absence in recent weeks. The roads have, for the most part, been devoid of vehicles. But the interesting thing is that animals that once stayed away from humans are now finding their boundaries removed, and are themselves taking to the empty roads. …
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Rolls-Royce Wants Quarantined Kids to Design Cars

Rolls Royce, an automotive company known for its expensive, elegant, and classy cars, is looking to cultivate new inspiration in design during this quarantine. To aid during this 2019-2020 global pandemic and bring something to keep those young minds active, Rolls-Royce has come up with a challenge for quarantined kids. Any child 16 or younger …
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The First GM Ventilators Are Being Delivered

Automakers have started responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in earnest. Mazda is offering free auto service to healthcare workers, regardless of what car they drive. Daytona International Speedway has been repurposed as a drive-up testing facility. And instead of factory production lines sitting idle, several automakers have been repurposing them to make medical equipment instead. …
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Mazda Offers Free Auto Services to Health Care Workers

Health care workers, essential employees, and other staff are working round the clock, to ensure the wellbeing of others to prohibit the further spread of COVID-19. Understandably, personal vehicle maintenance might not be top of mind. Mazda wants to help ensure all health care workers, not only Mazda customers, can be taken care of as …
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Ferrari Making Parts to Convert Snorkel Masks Into Respirators

A post from Reuters on Thursday indicated that Ferrari has started making valves and fittings, using its 3D printing technology at its Maranello plant. The parts are used as part of a kit to fit underwater snorkel masks, converting them into respirators for patients suffering from COVID-19. Production of the parts is expected to be in the several hundred. …
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Ford Turns Airbag Material Into Medical Gowns

Auto manufacturers across the globe have turned their efforts toward combating coronavirus (COVID-19) and examining what resources and skills can be used to help. Ford is expanding its efforts to produce respirators, face masks, testing kits, and now medical gowns. “The need to protect our medical teams is heightened – Ford’s gown production could not …
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What to Do If You Can’t Make Your Car Payment

The coronavirus crisis (COVID-19) has made a financial impact on many American households. With more than 1 million worldwide cases and more than 6 million unemployed households, life is hard for many. The economic hardship has many car owners deciding between buying groceries and defaulting on their car loans. Those needing reliable transportation may put …