|Alice brings 35 years of automotive experience and the ability to work with people to get things done. Having worked for an OEM for 30 years, she has a great understanding of how important information is to our customers and the need for actionable decisions that are based on the data. In her job in Polk Government Relations, Alice has the opportunity to work with various State government groups and visit their capitals. When she's not at Polk, you'll find Alice working out in a most unique gym that has her flipping truck tires, swinging kettlebells and working out with something called, "Ropes Gone Wild". Alice most enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She's married with two daughters and two dogs. You might also find Alice driving around town in her brand new Ford Fiesta! |
Below are links to some of Alice's additional blog posts:
Debuted at the 2008 North American International Auto Show, the Karma launched the premium green car segment that most major OEMs are now pursuing. Capable of delivering a range of over 300 miles and a top speed of 125 mph, the Karma had...Read More »
Lots of winners in this goodwill-social marketing campaign. Of course, the charity that wins the daily prize is pretty happy but there are other side benefits. Many of the participating charities are...Read More »
Toyota Motor Europe and the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design are working on a concept project that allows a vehicle passenger to use their window like an Etch-a-Sketch to trace objects they see outside, zoom in on distant objects or...Read More »
Just read that Ford has become the first US automaker to back a
nationwide ban on the use of handheld devices by drivers. Ford has
endorsed a proposal by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D., NY) that calls
for national legislation limiting driver device use. Ford states
that the ban is a "practical, commonsense approach to a national
On the other hand, GM has stated that they have had a simple message for years, "Put the phone down and drive." GM then went on to say, "We're not certain what...
The leadership of the DMVs is like any other executive team as they plan to do more with less. Every State is looking at how technology can increase efficiency and also how...Read More »
We have all come to expect that our vehicles will safely deliver us to our chosen destinations and to protect us in the event of an accident. However, the Ford Motor Company is taking steps to allow us to use our vehicles for overall health monitoring.
The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators reports Ford has announced that its research team in Aachen, Germany, has developed a car seat with six sensors that can monitor a driver's heart by its electrical impulses. Such a seat, if...Read More »
Where there are automotive vehicles, there is someone
driving. And where there is driving, there is a strong
possibility there will be tickets. I understand this equation.
However, I never thought of tickets as being a form of global
currency. Read on .... and be prepared to be surprised by some
rather large numbers!
I recently read an eye-opening story from the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) Regional Newsletter. New York City has recently stated that they want a...
Polk is a leader in providing data related to the automotive
industry and we thought you'd like to know just WHO will be driving
WHAT in the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate
Middleton. Here's the vehicle line-up as reported by The
1902 STATE LANDAU: Prince William and Kate Middleton will make their first journey as husband and wife from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace in this red-and-gold fairytale coach, built for King Edward VII in 1902. The State Landau...
If you travel between the States of the U.S., you may have wondered if you can use your cell phone while driving in a certain state. This once simple question becomes more complex as you differentiate between hand held and hands free phones as well as the type of driver you are. As an example, no state bans all cell phone use but 29 states and Washington D.C. ban all cell phone use by novice drivers.
On the issues is text messaging while driving – not a good idea. Currently 30 states ban text...Read More »
Teaching young drivers to scan the road in the distance and anticipate future events on the road is the best lesson parents can give when teaching the rules of the road. According to a recent study on teen driving statistics, several "critical errors" are often one of the last in a chain of events...Read More »
We can't seem to get away from the ever-increasing media coverage on electric vehicle technology. Along with the media coverage comes an entirely new language -- quick, what’s the difference between BEV, PHEV and just good old EV?
Ford Motor Company has released a three-minute educational video describing the differences between hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles. This is a very high-level look at the various technologies so if you are an accomplished scientist this may be too...Read More »