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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

5 Ways 'Smart Car' Technology Makes Our Roads Safer and Our Lives Easier

Our cars are smarter than they have ever been. I'm not talking about the fact that we have blue tooth technology, GPS navigation or the fact that our cars can even drive themselves. I'm talking about the features that are available for passenger vehicles that will help cut down on accidents and help you keep up with vehicle health and maintenance. I own a 2018 Jeep Cherokee that is loaded with bells and whistles ... or so I thought. I recently got to take part in the Toyota EnTOURage program which is designed to highlight high tech vehicles and to put the spotlight on a local entrepreneur. I also got the opportunity to drive a Toyota Camry Hybrid 2019 over the course of a week. The features included in the Camry definitely showed me how newer car technology can keep us safe, which will make our roads safer.

The Toyota EnTOURage program.

I was invited to participate in the Toyota first-ever Entrepreneurial EnTOURage. The program is designed to celebrate and support current and future African-American entrepreneurs by utilizing bloggers and journalists to share local entrepreneurs’ roads to success through storytelling. The entrepreneur I highlighted was Ruth Ramsey of Ramsey & Associates Design and Our Health Matters magazine. Ruth has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years helping small businesses with their marketing plan through Ramsey & Associates Design, and has published stories designed to help people live a healthy lifestyle through 'Our Health Matters'. You can check out her magazine here: Ruth and I drove around the greater Kansas City Area in the Toyota Camry and got to ex