South Korea is currently working towards doing away with pollution. But how are they going to do that you ask? They’re going to get rid of older cars, of course!
Well, if we’re being realistic, they won’t be able to get rid of ALL older cars, but they can put consequences in place for people who do not follow the new rules.
According to The Wall Street Journal, one of the new rules will be “that old diesel-powered vehicles weighing 2.5 tons or more will be banned from Seoul if they aren’t equipped with an emission-reducing device or a low-pollution engine.” This rule may be starting in Seoul, but by 2020, it will apply to most cities across South Korea.
It has been proven by The Ministry of Environment that a diesel vehicle produced before 2005 emits eight times more bad gases than the newest models, further emphasizing South Korea’s reasoning on placing the ban.
The country is extremely serious about doing away with these older vehicles that emit unnecessary amounts of bad gases. South Korea is able to prove that they mean business by charging drivers 200,000 won, or $180, for a single violation.
It will be interesting to see what people are going to do. Whether they equip their vehicles with an emission-reducing device, or completely do away with their car/truck, one thing is for sure and that is that there will be a significant decrease in pollution produced across South Korea and citizens will start seeing less and less older vehicles roaming the roads.
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Vehicle theft is something that is inevitable. But is it a random act? Or do thieves have a rhyme or reason when they are committing the crime?
Even though we may never have an answer to this question, it seems as though there might be a little pattern behind the madness of vehicle theft.
Take a look at the 10 most stolen vehicles in 2015:
- Honda Accord with 52,244 thefts
- Honda Civic with 49,430 thefts
- Ford Pickup 29,396 thefts
- Chevrolet Pickup with 27,771 thefts
- Toyota Camry with 15, 466 thefts
- Ram Pickup with 11,212 thefts
- Toyota Corolla with 10,547 thefts
- Nissan Altima with 10, 374 thefts
- Dodge Caravan with 9,798 thefts
- Chevrolet Impala with 9,225 thefts
We’re not sure if this is a coincidence, but 52,244 thefts of the same type of car in one year seems to stand out a bit. And to top it all off, the 1996 Honda Accord was the model that thieves went after the most.
Now that you are able to see the large amount of thefts that take place each year, follow these tips to help protect yourself and your car:
- Always lock your car and roll up your windows when you walk away from your vehicle
- Make sure to have your keys with you at all times
- Do not leave belongings in plain sight inside of your vehicle
- Do not park your car in dark areas where there are not a lot of people around
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With the rapidly advancing technology that we are so used to today, there is no surprise about some of the crazy new car features that are in the works. However, it’s the extra add-on car accessories that are blowing our mind.
All supplementary car accessories may not necessarily be technology related, but they are all revolutionary and going after one goal; to make your driving experience the best it can be.
Check out some of the coolest gadgets that are available for your car today:
- Navdy Car HUD: a device that connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth and projects the information from your phone onto the road. Although using a phone while driving is never the best idea, this gadget will help keep driver’s eyes on the road and away from their screens.
- FenSens Wireless Parking Sensor: a device that comes in the form of a license plate frame and connects to your smartphone via an app. This app will detect when you are backing up and help you park in some of the tightest spots. It will also provide beeps, visual display, and vibration feedback as you get close to an object.
- The No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror: a rearview mirror that reduces blind spots. This will give drivers more visibility and capability of knowing exactly what is going on around them as they navigate roads.
- The GPS Homing Device: a portable GPS that helps you locate your vehicle. With this device, drivers will never be walking around parking lots aimlessly ever again.
- Drop Stop: a device that prevents items from falling in between the front seat of your car and the middle console. With the drop stop, you will no longer need to worry about getting your phone stuck in between the seats and having to struggle to get it back.
- FOBO Bluetooth Smart Tire Pressure Monitoring System: a device that monitors real-time tire pressure and temperatures and allows users to access the data via a smartphone app. In addition, the product has a two-level theft deterrent locking system.
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Recently, Millennials have been taking the automotive industry by storm. These young adults are beginning to view car leasing as the new form of car buying. Salon.com claims that according to the latest data from automakers, over 34% of Millennials chose to lease a vehicle as opposed to buy one this year alone. This is a percentage higher than any other age group. The site also shows that the Millennials have put a major push onto car leasing, causing the total number of leases for the first half of 2016 to reach 2.2 million. But why are we mainly seeing this shift in the younger generation?
Well, according to Salon, most Millennials are not really into anything involving long-term commitments. For example, they are delaying marriage and hopping around from job to job more than any other generation that preceded them. Another reason why Millennials are so into leasing is because of the significant price difference in comparison to purchasing a car. Nowadays, young adults are not earning high enough wages to be able to completely finance a car all on their own.
Additionally, this younger age group is more into staying up to date with the latest technology, another reason why they prefer leasing a vehicle. With this short term commitment, Millennials are given the opportunity to experiment all of the newest car features, without the worry of what to do with the car that they purchased.
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