Are Driverless Cars the Future of Transportation? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Human error is to blame for the vast majority of car accidents, which caused 1.2 million lives last year. Up to 20-30% of these collisions are due to driver distraction. Google thinks it has a solution to these problems – driverless cars.

Regardless of how you feel about kicking back while your car propels you to your destination, these self-driving cars are on their way.

So how do driverless cars work? When will we see them on the mass market? Are they actually safer than regular cars? These answers and more are conveniently laid out in this infographic from Southside Motor Factors.

5 Ways to Make Your Long Commute More Enjoyable

In a recent post, we used an interactive map to illustrate average commute times for Minnesota counties. What we discovered, perhaps unsurprisingly, is that citizens in counties comprising the Twin Cities metro have significantly longer commute times than Minnesota’s rural residents. Here, we know how frustrating it is to be late to a meeting because of an accident, or to spend an hour trying to get home because rush hour all but stopped traffic.

For those of you who struggle through long, exhausting drives to and from work each day, we thought we’d share some of our favorite ways to make commuting more enjoyable.

Whose Commute is Longer Than Yours? [Interactive Map]

How long does it take you to get to work? 5 minutes? 20? 60? More? According to this fascinating interactive map from, the average commute time in Hennepin County is 22.7 minutes, slightly more than Ramsey County’s 22.6 minutes. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the majority of surrounding metro county commute times are longer with suburban drivers making their way into the Twin Cities:

6 Things to Teach Your Teen Before Sending Them Out onto the Road

Your teen is learning the ins and outs of driving at driver’s ed, but you might be surprised how little most driving instructors teach about car maintenance. Since car maintenance is an important part of safe driving, we thought we’d put together a list of the top car repair and maintenance “how-to’s” your teen needs to know before heading out on the road.