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Personal Rapid Transport – sky cars of the future

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2008 3:29pm

Here’s a fantastical idea. Imagine a public transport network that criss-crosses the sky on a monorail-like network, only that you have a personal vehicle, you don’t have a driver, and you don’t have to drive. It gets you straight to your destination without stopping. After you get off, it just goes back to the network. Sounds like science fiction? Guess again. SkyTran, a California company, ...


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USDOT Secretary Mary Peters Creates Motorcycle Safety Campaign Based on Her Personal Crash Survival

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 6th, 2007 5:17am

To combat the alarming trend of rising motorcycle injuries and fatalities, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters recently announced a comprehensive new federal initiative to improve motorcycle safety with more rider education and training, tougher standards for helmet certification labeling, law enforcement training, and road designs that consider motorcycle dynamics. Secretary Peters - an avid motorcyclist ...


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Ask Patty's Amy Mattinat Appears on Talk of the Nation

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 24th, 2007 8:00pm

  The Road to Better Gas Mileage   Audio for this story will be available at approx. 6:00 p.m. ET iStockPhoto.com Talk of the Nation, May 24, 2007 · As gas prices soared to an all-time high this week, drivers are trying just about anything to improve their mileage. The automotive world is abuzz with special tricks and tips on how to ...


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Women: The 80% Minority

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 5th, 2006 2:21pm

We all know women purchase a large chunk of the new and used cars and trucks out there, but it’s nice to see someone else is listening! On Thursday, November 2nd, Ask Patty President Jody DeVere was interviewed live on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” show. Women make the household purchases in 80 percent of homes. Now, more and more businesses realize that what women want are power ...


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Portable Seatbelts For Children

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 27th, 2006 9:39pm

by Breanne Boyle I love telling anecdotes in my Ask Patty posts. I hope you don’t mind reading about the randomness of my life and how it relates to automotive post fodder. So let me get into it again. I remember taking the bus to school every day from about age 7 to age 13. By the time I was 13 it was a bit degrading, but heck, it gave me time to read. I had the nickname “bookworm” for years after ...


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