Did Millennials Kill American Car Culture?
It’s been a rite of passage for generations: the American 16th birthday means getting your own car, allowing you freedom right when you’re starting to ache for it the most. It’s a symbol of independence and a taste of adulthood, the first real signal that childhood is in your rearview mirror and your whole adult […]
Summer Traffic Hacks That Everyone Will Benefit from Knowing
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Quick Facts: Americans drive, on average, the least during winter months (January through March) at 25.7 miles daily; they drive the most during the summer months (July through September) at 30.6 miles daily. [AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety] By easing into a stop, rather than slamming on the pedal, you’ll extend the life of your […]
Safer Mobility Starts on School Playgrounds: Empowering the Next Generation of Pedestrians
From Headlines to Legislation to the Streets On Good Friday in Washington, DC, a longtime cycling activist was struck and killed by a man driving a stolen van at more than twice the posted speed limit. David Salovesh, a well-known advocate for protected bike lanes and safer streets, was the first cyclist killed in Metro […]
How Music Impacts Your Driving: It’s a Bittersweet Symphony
It’s road trip season, so it’s time to start making the ultimate playlist. As Friedrich Nietzsche said, “without music, life would be a mistake.” Let’s be honest, a road trip without music is like a day without sunshine. Openbay is all about getting you road trip-ready, so we took a deep dive into how music […]
The Ultimate List of The Best Apps for Metro DC Drivers
Does DC gridlock traffic have you down? Don’t worry, be app’y. The bad news is that District is ranked the 2nd most congested state in the US. The good news is that it’s also ranked the 3rd most innovative in the country. So, chances are, if you’re in need of something, there’s an app for […]
Get Your Business Ready for Gen Z: Millennial Auto Trends Part III
In 10 Years, Your Buyers Will Be From Gen Z. Will You Be Ready? We are all familiar with Baby Boomers, Millennials, Gen Xers and Gen Yers, but how much do we know about the latest Gen Z? The Pew Research Center began studying the largest generation, Millennials, in 2009. Ten years later, researchers saw […]
‘Adulting’: How Millennials Are Shaping Auto Trends Part II
We’ve heard all the adages about millennials before. They’re entitled. They constantly need praise in order to be motivated. They whine about wanting to work remotely. They switch jobs too often. They live in their parents’ basements and can’t stand on their own two feet. Their lives take place as much online as they do […]
Virginia is for Lovers…and Amazon HQ2: How DC Metro Communities and Commuters are Preparing
In September 2017, major metropolitan areas began their battle to win Amazon’s bid as the next headquarters (HQ2) location. The Seattle-based online retailer that shaped the way people shop presented an opportunity for cities to rebrand themselves, and 238 US and Canadian cities, from Boston to Anchorage, responded with bids of all shapes and sizes. […]
How To Go The Extra Mile: Tips For Extending Your Vehicle’s Life
Happy April Fools Day and, most importantly, Happy National Car Care Month. You may think of your car as a means to an end. If you’re like many of us, you might consider it an expression of your identity, or maybe even a member of the family. In fact, a Toco Warranty study found that […]
10 Things You’ll Definitely Relate to If You Owned a Car in the 70s, 80s and 90s
Did you live through the era of disco and bell bottoms? What about big hair, neon clothes and parachute pants? Can you recall the early days of the internet? Then you will probably relate to these nostalgic trials and tribulations of car ownership and repair in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. R.I.P. Yellow Pages 1 […]
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