Sunday, February 28, 2021

Manual vs Automatic: Which is Better?

Which transmission system do you prefer? Automatic or manual? Although there are lots of different pros and cons to both automatic and manual transmission systems, each driver has their own favorites that they like to use. Learn more about these systems through this detailed comparison of automatic and manual transmissions. 

The question of the century: Which transmission system is better, automatic or manual?

Monday, February 22, 2021

How Do Traffic Lights Work?

Traffic lights are an essential part of our road infrastructure, but have you ever wondered how they work? 
Traffic signals are those three lights that tell you when to stop, when to go, and when to proceed with caution. If these traffic lights weren't used, our intersections would be chaotic! 

Friday, February 19, 2021

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

How Road Markings Keep Drivers Safe

You are in the passenger seat and feeling the wind on your face. Your favorite channel is playing on the radio, random memories fill your mind, and you lose track of time while watching the road lines intertwine with one another on the highway. Even just for this calming experience, we can be grateful for road lines, but as you can guess, their real purpose is far from providing aesthetics.

We come across road lines almost anywhere in the world. They are quite handy and essential for drivers to read the roads. Not only do road surface markings look pretty, but they also convey official information and guide commuters in overtaking a vehicle, making a turn, and staying in the lane. Considering these lines’ functions, you may be surprised to hear that some countries have started removing road markings on certain roads, and their purpose in doing so is not because they like catastrophes. Rather, findings have shown that this is a much safer way for specific cases.

It may sound surprising but a study conducted by Transport for London has shown that the absence of road lines in certain areas is quite effective and preferable for safer, more regulated traffic. However, these special conditions do not apply everywhere, and removing road lines on every road can create chaos.

If you are wondering about these special conditions and the reasons why the absence of road markings results in safer traffic, this video by Interesting Engineering will satisfy your curiosity.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Did You Know? Four Facts About BMW's History

In the first episode of Did You Know? from, we check out a few fun facts about BMW's company history.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

How Modern Road Barriers Keep Our Roads Safe

Driving down the massive modern highways of today would be far more dangerous if there weren’t barriers on the side of the roadway. 🚙

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Small Speed Increases Lead to Far Worse Crashes

A series of crash tests by IIHS and partners shows that impact speeds of 50 mph or 56 mph generate much more kinetic energy and are far more likely to lead to injury or death than 40 mph impacts.