Scientists attribute worsening winter storms, hurricanes, periods of intense flooding and hotter summers to climate change. In a 728-page report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that the world has only 12 years left to limit irreversible catastrophic damage. The panel was created by World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme.
There are about 1.2 million weather-related car accidents every year, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Year-round, drivers need to be cautious of how they operate their vehicles in heavy rains, snow and sleet, thunderstorms and other inclement conditions.
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One of the worst feelings is arriving at the mall or a parking garage and having to stalk a spot because the lot is so full.
Using a combination of sensors and real-time monitoring, Smarty Park shows you the availability parking places in parking garages that support the app.
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Anyone that uses ridesharing apps on a daily basis is very familiar with how difficult it can be at times to find the car designated for you. If you're at crowded locations like concerts or restaurants, it can be almost impossible to distinguish between what car is for you and what car is for the people near you. Drivers face similar problems and are often caught in the middle of traffic looking for their passengers.
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Cowlines goes beyond the factors considered by other commute apps to calculate the fastest, greenest, and fiscally efficient trip.
"The name Cowlines comes from the term 'cowlines' or 'cowpaths' used by city planners to design the optimal paths in places such as parks, etc, mimicking the behavior of cows when they roam... Read More »
Google Maps is taking a cue from Facebook and enabling users to "follow" businesses they frequent.
For now, Android users can follow a business in the Google Maps app by searching for the business and tapping "follow." The option to follow is just under the business' description and above "Overview."
After you follow a place, you'll start getting updates like events, discount offers, and other updates. The alerts will show up the For You tab.
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At any given moment, Google Maps has a countless number of users finding where they're going through the app's navigation system. Maps has even gained Apple CarPlay support for iPhone users recently.Read More »
On the heels of last week's dire UN report detailing the disastrous effects of climate change that scientists believe will take effect by at least 2040, Google released a bit of news that they hope will nudge people in the right direction.
On Tuesday, Google Maps unveiled a new feature that will make it easier to find charging stations for your electric vehicle no matter where you are in the world. Google Maps Product Manager Andrew Foster... Read More »
When you're searching for a place to eat in Google Maps, you have to tap on a location to learn more about it and see how it's rated. The Maps app is now rolling out a small upgrade to make finding a well-rated spot faster and easier.
As you move around in the Google Maps app, clickable restaurant names and other businesses appear on the map. Android Police has spotted new star ratings hovering just under a location's name on... Read More »
New vehicle technology can help keep your hands off your smartphone, but it might be distracting you from the road just as much.
Vehicle tech has come a long way from drivers simply being able to control the radio volume from the steering wheel or connect via Bluetooth. Car makers are hoping to offer drivers the ability to order coffee and make restaurant reservations while behind the wheel.