CES 2018: Auto Brands Drive Innovation And Mobility Goals Forward (1-9-18)

When attendees look forward to CES each year, they’re just as likely to think about the advances and ideas being showcased by automakers as they are by consumer electronics companies or the startups disrupting everyone’s business—or enhancing, as Postmates is doing for Ford, as they partner to study self-driving technology.

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The Weekly Drop-Off LIVE! (1-5-18)

DFHV hosts its first LIVE podcast ever! Tune in here to listen if you missed it live!

In this episode we discuss safety precautions in cold weather, current grant funding opportunities, open enrollment with DC Health Link, as well as answering questions from listeners.

Enjoy!

Lyft and Aptiv Will Show Off Driverless Ride-Hailing at CES (1-2-18)

Ride-hailing startup Lyft Inc. and self-driving software company Aptiv Plc will show off a fully-automated ride-hailing service at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas later this month.

The “point-to-point” ride-hailing system will incorporate Lyft’s app with Aptiv’s automated driving platform, offering rides to attendees of the annual show, the companies said in a statement. Operating in complex areas like the Las Vegas Strip will “accelerate the availability of automated driving platforms for commercial applications,” the companies said.

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Uber And Lyft’s Top D.C. Destinations Of 2017 (1-2-18)

MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., was among Uber and Lyft’s most-visited destinations in the region in 2017. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post)

MGM National Harbor has quickly joined the ranks of the D.C. region’s most popular Uber and Lyft destinations in 2017, a year after the bustling, $1.4 billion casino opened its doors in Prince George’s County.

After opening last December, the suburban Washington resort quickly became Maryland’s most profitable casino, with 6 million visitors in its first year.

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5 Ways To Ensure Your New Year’s Is Safe (12-28-17)

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The week between Christmas and New Year’s is one of the most fun and celebrated times of the year. It is also one of the most dangerous holidays of the year for drivers and passengers. Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, the average number of fatalities involving alcohol-impaired drivers increases by 34 percent in the U.S.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that during Christmas and New Year’s season, nearly 95 million Americans will be on the road traveling to visit family and friends. This elevated number of vehicles combined with an increased number of parties and celebrations often times leads to more impaired drivers on the roadways.

People are much more likely to drive impaired around Jan. 1 than during any other major holiday of the year.  In fact, almost half of all car crashes on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are due to an impaired driver.

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