Bring on driverless cars
Imagine no more gridlock, road rage and drunk driving—and 90 percent fewer car accidents. You could well be able to sit back and enjoy the ride sooner than you think, according to the engineers who are ...
When things go wrong: Scholar explores audiovisual technologies used to record and reconstruct accidents
Modern society's extraordinary preoccupation with accidents is also a preoccupation of UC Santa Barbara's Greg Siegel and is at the heart of a new book that examines a centuries-old cultural and scientific ...
Research project focuses on the interaction between cyclists and drivers
As an important contribution to traffic safety, the communication between cyclists and motor vehicle drivers is currently being examined by a scientific project under way in Vienna. Both infrastructure and ...
The business of fear: Can our favorite products provide emotional support?
Worried that you could be in a car accident? Insurance company X can protect you and your family. Afraid you will lose your children to drunk driving? MADD can help you educate them to avoid drinking and driving. According ...
Finnish reindeer glow at night to prevent accidents
Glowing reindeer can be spotted in northern Finland thanks to a reflective spray which makes them more visible in a bid to prevent car accidents, Finnish reindeer breeders said Tuesday.
Three injured at Tesla factory in California
Tesla Motors says three employees have been injured after an aluminum casting press failed at its factory in the San Francisco Bay Area.
REACTing to a crisis
Keeping all lines of communications open during a crisis is critical – and the Dublin Fire Brigade has shown how this can be done using satellite and hybrid technologies.
Electric cars slow to gain traction in Germany
Germany plans to have one million electric vehicles on its roads by 2020, but so far that goal seems remote as the nation's motorists have shown little love for the quietly humming vehicles.
Cars made in Brazil are deadly, experts say
(AP)—The cars roll endlessly off the local assembly lines of the industry's biggest automakers, more than 10,000 a day, into the eager hands of Brazil's new middle class. The shiny new Fords, Fiats, and ...
Facebook eyes $1bn deal for GPS app Waze
Facebook is in talks on a potential $1 billion deal to buy the Israel-based GPS mobile navigation app Waze, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Roe deer more likely to be run over at nightfall on a Sunday in April
Traffic accidents involving wildlife are on the rise in Europe. The establishment of a time pattern for the accidents could be useful for increasing safety and preventing human and animal deaths. On the basis ...
Danger, you're at serious risk of… no, sorry, it's all relative
We assess risk every day. But very few of us receive any formal training in the requisite mathematics and statistics, and, partly as a result, poor decisions are made, both by individuals and governmental ...
Mitsubishi recalls electric cars over brakes
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is recalling about 14,800 electric cars globally because of faulty brake parts that could cause weak braking.
NASA sees the major Midwestern snowstorm in infrared light
NASA and NOAA satellites have been providing data on the powerful low pressure area that dropped more than a foot of snow in some Midwestern states and prompted many warnings and weather advisories. NASA's ...