Researchers work to develop a vehicle that can be driven by the blind
Last Saturday, a blind driver dodged cardboard boxes thrown in front of him while driving a modified Ford Hybrid Escape around the Daytona International Speedway. He had only seconds to react to the obstacles.
Technology companies vie to bring Web to cars
As drivers grow unwilling to unplug from the connected world during their jaunts across town, technology firms are racing to bring the Web into the car.
Driver drowsiness detected by Eyetracker
Car drivers must be able to react quickly to hazards on the road at all times. Dashboard-mounted cameras help keep drivers alert. At the VISION trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany, researchers are presenting ...
Car lighting makeover impacts feel of safety and style
Gone are the days of basic, glaring lights inside cars to help us find our seatbelts or scramble for a map. Taking cues from research in buildings and offices, today's car designers have started to incorporate gentle ambient ...
Eye movements and sight distance reveal how drivers negotiate winding roads
It is well-documented that when negotiating winding roads, drivers tend to look at a specific, well-defined point on the lane marking — referred to as the tangent point. New research finds that the further ...
Teen automobile crash rates are higher when school starts earlier
Earlier school start times are associated with increased teenage car crash rates, according to a research abstract that will be presented Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting ...
New way to guide a car: With your eyes, not hands
Tired of spinning that steering wheel? Try this: German researchers have developed a new technology that lets drivers steer cars using only their eyes.
Older drivers often involved in daytime crashes more severe than younger drivers' crashes
Kansas State University researchers are discovering the challenges aging creates for drivers.
Driver safety Web site from Car Talk, U of Utah
NPR's Car Talk guys, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, may be a couple of motor mouths, but they always put a lid on using cell phones behind the wheel. The perennial jokesters confirm their serious commitment to addressing ...
Toyota developing anti-drunk driving gadget
Toyota Motor said Monday it was developing anti-drunk driving equipment that would lock the ignition of a vehicle if high levels of alcohol are detected in the driver.
Safe driving education should be part of routine teen physicals, experts say
The "are you driving yet?" talk should become part of every pediatrician's regular physical exam for teenagers, Hopkins Children's experts say.
Saving on fuel and safeguarding the environment with smart driving
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new system is using satellite navigation data to help car drivers develop smart, smooth and safe driving techniques that can help save an average of 15-25% in fuel, as well as contribute ...
The cockpit of the future
(PhysOrg.com) -- Research scientists have developed a novel car dashboard that functions as a 3-D display and shows velocities, engine speeds or warnings in three dimensions. The display’s design can be ...