Driverless Ubers could drop fares over 75%

The driverless car will improve traffic, make roadways safer, reduce traffic fatalities, increase productivity and one more thing, save people A LOT of money. In places like San Francisco and New York City, the introduction of a self driving taxi or Uber could reduce fares over 75 percent! That ride from Brooklyn to the Lower East Side will go from $20 to $5 and you won’t even have to worry about tipping.

If a fleet of driverless cars were to take over the highways and byways, people might not even need to own cars. This means no more insurance, no more paying for gas and no more service appointments to get the oil changed. For the millions of people who are paying thousands of dollars to own a car, this number might drop to just a couple hundred dollars for a driverless car membership. [keep reading]

How to prepare your car for winter

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Here in the Northeast, winter means fresh snowfall and donuts in the supermarket parking lot. But, it’s not all fun and games. Check out these GIFS if you want to see why. Winter weather tends to exacerbate car problems, so it’s smart to spend a few hours getting your car ready before the cold weather sets. Many of these suggestions are things you should already be doing year round, such as oil changes. But with the cold temperatures adding extra strain, it’s critical that your car is in good repair. [keep reading]

Autonomous car proliferation predictions proffered (Technology Tell)

technology tell logoArticle by Brett Solomon for Technology Tell

Sorry, it is not that our Creskin powers are weak — they are non-existent when it comes to the arrival of the first autonomous cars. Why? I predict that an auto manufacturer out of left field will be the first out of the gate. Or Google will. In any event, check out this cool chart from MojoMotors.com that shows manufacturer predictions. [keep reading]

Gifts for every kind of car person

Car enthusiasts are a tough bunch, especially when it comes to buying them gifts for the holidays. And since you’ve resorted to the wisdom of the internet, we’re assuming you need some help. Give one of these gifts and you’ll make the car lover in your life as excited as this kid unwrapping Star Wars Legos.

We’ve put together a list that covers everyone from the racer to the mechanic to the commuter. [keep reading]

The real reason gas is cheaper in the winter

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Much of the country has been enjoying low gas prices lately, some states more than others. There are several factors contributing to this year’s dip, but gas prices are typically lower during the winter. If you ask your know-it-all uncle, he will probably tell you that gas prices drop when it gets cold because people are driving less, thus decreasing the demand for gasoline. To a certain extent, he’s right. People do most of their road trips during the spring and summer months. But that’s not the real reason gas is cheaper in the winter. [keep reading]

Become a car-shopping expert in 2 minutes

Finding the right car is complicated. Do you want to buy new or used? What’s your budget? Do you need an extra large cup holder for your venti latte? And that’s just the beginning. Once you get to the dealership, you’ve got to inspect the vehicle, wade through financing options and finally negotiate the deal.

Our Founder and CEO, Paul Nadjarian, has some advice for you. He might live in Harlem and drive a Honda Odyssey, but he is a true car guy who grew up racing souped on station wagons on Woodward Ave. He’s worked in the automotive industry for over 20 years, serving as an executive at Ford and eBay Motors before starting Mojo.

Recently, Paul got together with the folks at State Farm and Gawker Media to develop the ultimate car-buying guide. If you’re shopping for a car, this video will prove about as useful as a swiss army knife. Still have questions? Leave a comment and Paul will get back to you with an answer.

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Diesel Facts to Dealership Hacks (Gawker Media)

Article by Andy Jenson for Gawker Media

Car shopping can be about as fun as chasing down electrical problems on a fifty-year-old British sports car. Between dealership runaround, price volatility, and variables from site to site, buying a vehicle can take hours of work and a ton of cross-shopping. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Enter Paul Nadjarian. [keep reading]

Anti-Tesla Legislation Battleground (Motrolix)

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Look at the above map, where red colors those states in the US which have passed “anti-Tesla legislation” banning the company from direct consumer sales, and you’ll notice one thing: the electric automaker has lost a lot of ground. This map was brought to our attention by the folks at Green Car Reports (originally from Mojo Motors), and has been updated as of November 4th. [keep reading]

7 companies to launch driverless cars by 2020

We already showed you when you will be able to buy a driverless car using predictions from research companies and futurists. Since that article was published in July, automakers have been announcing when they anticipate to release their driverless vehicles. This was mostly done to ride the viral wave after Google’s driverless car video was released. So, which company is going to be first to deliver an autonomous model to showrooms?

We’ve grouped companies into four categories:

  1. Expected to launch a driverless car by 2020
  2. Expected to launch a driverless car after 2020
  3. Developing a driverless car, but no official launch date
  4. No expected launch of a driverless car

Companies in the first category have announced they will have a driverless car by 2020. To be considered “driverless,” the car must drive itself with no assistance from a person. As it stands, nearly all automakers have some sort of driverless technology in their vehicles, like adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist. These features aid a driver, it doesn’t make a car totally autonomous.

Our infographic also didn’t account for the fact driverless cars are probably illegal in your state. Even Elon Musk has said the technology for driverless cars will be here by 2020, but legislation around driverless cars probably won’t be passed until 2022 or 2023. So if you can’t drive, hopefully you live in one of these states or have decent mass transit. [keep reading]

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