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What Do American Parents Love And Hate On Road Trips? 16
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Reports, Study, Tech, USA on 11 16th, 2017


With the Thanksgiving holiday nearly upon us, Chevrolet wanted to find out what stresses American parents the most when taking a family road trip, as well as what gives them peace of mind.

The survey was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Chevrolet, revealing that keeping the kids entertained actually ranked lower than heavy traffic when it comes to stressing out the average family.

Moreover, parents have indicated that new in-vehicle technologies can improve the road trip experience by making gridlock situations more bearable. In fact, 56% of American parents said that Wi-Fi/internet connectivity is the top in-vehicle tech when it comes to family road trips.

“As families prepare to hit the road this holiday to spend time with friends and family, they can depend on crossovers like the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and Equinox to meet their needs, from storage space to USB outlets, available 4G LTE Wi-Fi and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto2 compatibility,” said Chevrolet marketing director Steve Majoros.

The survey also revealed that, in spite of stressful moments on the road, taking a road trip with the family is still a positive experience. In fact, 93% of American parents said they enjoy road trips with the family, while 53% went as far as to say they “love” these trips.

Furthermore, 90% of parents who take road trips say their kids also enjoy time on the road, with 69% stating that exploring and stopping at interesting locations and destinations are their top two favorite aspects of family road trips, followed by unplugging from everyday life (49%), indulging in food and snacks (44%) and being out on the open road (45%).

Other interesting stats show that American parents believe the perfect family road trip length is typically six hours, and that packing 6.6 mobile devices on average is the way to go. As for what type of car to use, nearly two-thirds (63%) say they would prefer to take their family road trip in an SUV, with 42% preferring a large SUV with three rows of seats.

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Study Says Ride-Hailing Services Will Lead To Declining Car Sales 14
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Electric Vehicles, Lyft, PHEV, Reports, Study, Uber on 11 14th, 2017


According to a study by IHS Markit, global car sales will be on the decline over the next two decades as consumers are set to embrace on-demand car-hailing services.

While about 80 million vehicles per year are currently sold in the U.S., Europe, China and India, these numbers are anticipated to drop to 54 million over the next 23 years.

The study also points to all-electric vehicles accounting for about 19% of all-sales by the year 2040, with plug-in hybrids accounting for another 14% of sales. Meanwhile, cars powered by petrol or diesel will make up about 62% of new car sales in the previously-mentioned markets.

“A great ‘automotive paradox’ – where more travel via car than ever, but fewer cars will be needed by individuals – will be a defining quality of the new automotive future,” said IHS Markit, vice chairman, Daniel Yergin, while adding that this shift is “just the beginning.”

The mobility service industry itself will buy more than 10 million cars in 2040 in the four markets analyzed in this study. This would mark a significant increase compared to the roughly 300,000 used in 2017, reports Autonews.

Ironically, even though fewer cars will be sold in the future, demand for petroleum is expected to go up, from the current 98 million barrels per day, to 115 million barrels in 2040 – however, it’s important to note that cars will only account for a third of total oil demand.

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These Are The Best And Worst Car Colors For Resale Value 5
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Reports, Study, used cars on 11 5th, 2017


Even though people generally choose the color of their cars based on their personal preferences, when it comes to resale value, it seems certain statistics are worth considering.

A Study conducted by car search engine iSeeCars analyzed over 2.1 million used car sales and found that color did indeed impact value when passing on ownership.

For example, cars depreciate 33.1% on average in the first three years, with yellow ones holding onto their value best, registering a depreciation rate of just 27%. On the opposite end of the spectrum are gold cars, which depreciate by a whooping 37.1%.

“Yellow cars are relatively less common, which could drive up demand and help maintain their value,” said Phong Ly, iSeeCars CEO. “Our analysis shows that yellow vehicles have the lowest depreciation of any color for lower-volume cars like convertibles. Interestingly, yellow is also the color with the least depreciation for popular body styles like SUVs and pickup trucks.”

According to the research, orange and green cars are also good at retaining their value, and like yellow ones, they are also less common. Together, yellow, orange and green cars only make up 1.2% of all three-year old cars.

Before you “blame” these numbers on rarity alone, consider the fact that the three worst colors, beige, purple and gold, also make up a very small percentage, rated at 0.7%.

Interestingly, just because certain colors hold their value very well, doesn’t mean those cars are also selling quickly. Yellow cars average 41.5 days on the used car market, with orange ones at 38.1 and green at 36.2, all while the “average car” needs 36.5 days to sell.



U.S. Featured Heavily In List Of 20 Most Congested Cities In The World 4
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Reports, Study on 11 4th, 2017


If you’re curious to find out whether the city you live in is among the 20 worst places in the world when it comes to traffic, you’ve come to the right place.

Thanks to data from the 2016 Inrix Global Scorecard, RegTransfers has put together a list of the top 10 congested cities around the world, and it’s safe to say, it’s not looking too great for the U.S.

After looking at the average hours spent in traffic for 1,064 cities in 38 different countries, it would seem that Los Angeles is the last place where you’d want to get stuck in traffic.

In fact, the average driver will spend no less than 104.1 hours per year in LA traffic, considerably more than somebody living in Moscow, where they spend roughly 91.4 hours behind the wheel on an annual basis.

Rounding off the top ten are cities like New York (89.4 hrs), San Francisco (82.6 hrs), Bogota (79.8 hrs), Sao Paulo (77.2 hrs), London (73.4 hrs), Atlanta (70.8 hrs), Paris (65.3 hrs) and Miami (64.8 hrs).

Other U.S. cities like Washington, Dallas, Boston, Chicago and Seattle are also quite congested, joining the likes of Bangkok, Mexico City, Istanbul, Krasnodar and Jakarta in the Top 20.



U.S. Featured Heavily In List Of 20 Most Congested Cities In The World 4
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Reports, Study on 11 4th, 2017


If you’re curious to find out whether the city you live in is among the 20 worst places in the world when it comes to traffic, you’ve come to the right place.

Thanks to data from the 2016 Inrix Global Scorecard, RegTransfers has put together a list of the top 10 congested cities around the world, and it’s safe to say, it’s not looking too great for the U.S.

After looking at the average hours spent in traffic for 1,064 cities in 38 different countries, it would seem that Los Angeles is the last place where you’d want to get stuck in traffic.

In fact, the average driver will spend no less than 104.1 hours per year in LA traffic, considerably more than somebody living in Moscow, where they spend roughly 91.4 hours behind the wheel on an annual basis.

Rounding off the top ten are cities like New York (89.4 hrs), San Francisco (82.6 hrs), Bogota (79.8 hrs), Sao Paulo (77.2 hrs), London (73.4 hrs), Atlanta (70.8 hrs), Paris (65.3 hrs) and Miami (64.8 hrs).

Other U.S. cities like Washington, Dallas, Boston, Chicago and Seattle are also quite congested, joining the likes of Bangkok, Mexico City, Istanbul, Krasnodar and Jakarta in the Top 20.



Almost One-Third Of New Vehicles Don’t Have A Spare Tire! 20
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in AAA, Reports, Study on 10 20th, 2017


Approximately one-third of 2017 model year vehicles sold in the United States don’t come with spare tires, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has discovered.
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Almost One-Third Of New Vehicles Don’t Have A Spare Tire! 20
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in AAA, Reports, Study on 10 20th, 2017


Approximately one-third of 2017 model year vehicles sold in the United States don’t come with spare tires, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has discovered.
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Americans Still Worried About Hacking Issues In Autonomous Cars 5
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, Reports, Study on 10 5th, 2017


Based on a new survey, U.S. drivers remain worried when it comes to self-driving cars, unsure if they feel OK having them on the road.
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MINI Brand Value Now At $5 Billion, Worth More Than Ferrari 25
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in MINI, Reports, Study on 09 25th, 2017


Like few other vehicle brands, Mini represents a statement of personal style, something that has propelled the automaker's value to north of five billion US dollars.
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VW Golf 40-Year Price History Points To Brand Consistency 24
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Reports, Study, VW, VW Golf on 09 24th, 2017


Ever since the VW Rabbit (called Golf elsewhere) was introduced back in 1975, the car that was supposed to replace the Beetle in the U.S. underwent many generational shifts.
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Where Do Your Dollars Go When You Fill Up Your Car With Gasoline? 21
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Reports, Study on 09 21st, 2017


Have you ever wondered where your dollars go when you fill up your car at the gas station?

Thanks to a new graph published by fuel pump assembly retailer Auteria, we now know that gas station retailers receive the smallest percentage of the gallon's cost, while drilling companies get nearly half of what you pay at the pump.
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J.D. Power UK Reliability Study Says BMW And Audi Have Fallen From Grace To Last Place 20
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, BMW, Kia, Reports, Study, UK, VOLVO on 09 20th, 2017


While Kia and Volvo are tied for the highest ranking in vehicle dependability, the likes of Audi and BMW have hit rock bottom, according to a latest study.
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Americans Owe $1.1 Trillion In Auto Loans 18
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, Study on 09 18th, 2017


Americans owe a record $1.1 trillion in car loans, a new report has found.
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It’s Official: Rolls-Royce Is Pop Music’s Favorite Brand Name 3
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Rolls-Royce, Study on 09 3rd, 2017


If you're going to drop a brand name in your new song, going with Rolls-Royce will only help cement their place as pop music's no.1 brand over the past three years.
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It’s Official: Rolls-Royce Is Pop Music’s Favorite Brand Name 3
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Rolls-Royce, Study on 09 3rd, 2017


If you're going to drop a brand name in your new song, going with Rolls-Royce will only help cement their place as pop music's no.1 brand over the past three years.
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