Monthly Archives: September 2017

Could the First Woman to Win a World Championship Motorcycle Race Change the Sport?

Portimao, the 10th round stop of the World Superbike Championship just became a historic site. The annals of motorcycle racing will forever remember this race weekend, because a woman has done the incredible. Ana Carrasco has won her first world championship race, the first world champion race ever won by a woman. The First Woman to Win a World Championship Motorcycle Race! Ana started her world championship career at the age of 16 when she joined the Moto3 World Championship. She travelled the entire world, racing with the best, but unfortunately, she rarely finished much higher than 20th position. After three years of making very little progress, she quit the Moto3 championship last year, but she wasn’t done racing. A position on the ETG team opened, and she took it. The team would field an effort in World Superbike’s newest class, World SuperSport 300. Running a Kawasaki Ninja 300, the…
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Can Your Car Prevent Distracted Driving?

Have you heard of Knight Rider? We are coming to a time when not many people may recognize this classic 80’s television show, and yet the technology of today is catching up to the science fiction of that show. Now researchers may be using the technology of fiction to make cars smarter and stop distracted driving. Making a Car That Stops Distracted Driving In Knight Rider, Michael Knight and his partner—KITT a wise-cracking Firebird—fight crime on a weekly basis. While protecting and defending, the two would often share life lessons, KITT learning more about humanity, and Michael learning wisdom from his A.I. partner. Could you imagine having the same dynamic with your car? Well a research group in Canada is developing car technology to do just that, and it could be used to end distracted driving. The University of Waterloo’s Centre for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence is using cameras…
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Will Car Dealerships Help Improve Colorado Motorcycle Safety?

Colorado is in a crisis. Over the past four years, motorcyclist fatalities have risen 58 percent, and things don’t appear to be slowing down. Fortunately, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has a plan to deal with this. But will the agency’s new plan, which involves a car dealership, succeed in spreading motorcycle safety? Colorado Motorcycle Safety and Car Dealerships Last year, Colorado set an all-time record for motorcyclist deaths in our state. An unprecedented 125 riders perished in 2016, and 2017 isn’t shaping up any better. So far, 72 people have died in motorcycle crashes this year, but officials are looking to change that. You see, most fatal motorcycle crashes involve collisions with other vehicles. In fact, the Colorado State Patrol has gone on record blaming the spike in motorcyclist fatalities on distracted driving. That’s why CDOT is turning its attention to educating drivers, and they’ve got help from…
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