Wheels | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:58:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Wheels | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Will AI-inspired alternatives eliminate America’s owner-driver model of transportation? https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/will-ai-inspired-alternatives-eliminate-americas-owner-driver-model-of-transportation/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/will-ai-inspired-alternatives-eliminate-americas-owner-driver-model-of-transportation/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:16 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=109051 Self-driving cars, or Automatic Vehicles (AVs), are not yet ready to roll off assembly lines in large numbers.  Not by a long shot. Limited development and testing have led many would-be transportation pioneers to raise more questions than answers. The engineering challenges include issues from light-based sensing technology flaws to the need for moral algorithms […]

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Grassroots effort to stop using the word ‘accident’ in traffic crashes takes hold https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/29/grassroots-effort-to-stop-using-the-word-accident-in-traffic-crashes-takes-hold/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/29/grassroots-effort-to-stop-using-the-word-accident-in-traffic-crashes-takes-hold/#respond Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:00:39 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108132 Words matter. One such word is “accident,” which brings to mind a capricious happenstance — a happening that lacks forethought and diminishes culpability. With auto collisions, however, the use of the word “accident” in general, and more specifically in the government and media, has been under fire. Survivors and surviving loved ones feel that the […]

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People who do not stop at stop signs far outnumber those who do https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/21/people-who-do-not-stop-at-stop-signs-far-outnumber-those-who-do/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:00:18 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104356 I state the obvious — it’s what I do. For example, stop means STOP. At least it used to. In most studies about whether or not motorists come to a complete stop (i.e. behind the crosswalk line and completely stopped) the percentage of motorists who do this is lower than the percentage of those who […]

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Let’s make texting, chatting and other driving distractions socially unacceptable https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/04/12/lets-make-texting-chatting-and-other-driving-distractions-socially-unacceptable/ Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:10:48 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=102857 I haven’t felt the hot sting of tears on my cheeks in years. It’s not that there isn’t plenty to cry about – there is. It’s just that I’m broken in that way. But, today, the tears came. Not once, but over and over again (I’m not quite sure they’re done yet). I couldn’t possibly […]

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Confessions of a self-interested human being https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/05/18/confessions-self-interested-human/ Thu, 18 May 2017 13:03:58 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=94434 I promised a long time ago that I would write about the substandard insurance company that was legally bound to handle my not-so-recent auto crash claim. And then I delayed the excoriating exposé that I had imagined writing for purely selfish reasons. It all began on Sept. 19. That’s when I was T-boned. I thought I […]

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Comp & Collision https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/01/12/comp-collision/ Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:00:20 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=90616 A cautionary tale of underinsurance

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Being ‘Made Whole’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2016/12/09/being-made-whole/ Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:00:19 +0000 http://new.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=89746 Harsh reality settles in following a recent crash

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Bittersweet Roadside Memories https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2016/10/06/bittersweet-roadside-memories/ Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://pw.rutherstone.net/2016/10/6/bittersweet-roadside-memories Caltrans offers limited use of memorial signage on state highways 

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Who Knew? https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2016/06/09/who-knew/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://pw.rutherstone.net/2016/6/9/who-knew Distracted drivers make the road more hazardous than it has to be

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A Bad Mix https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2016/04/28/a-bad-mix/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://pw.rutherstone.net/2016/4/28/a-bad-mix AAA research shows hands-free technology still poses distraction hazards

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