Pedestrians at serious risk when drivers are 'permitted' to turn left, study says
A study to examine driver behavior in permitted left turns has identified what researchers call an "alarming" level of risk to pedestrians crossing the street – about 4-9 percent of the time, drivers don't ...
Driverless vehicles expected to navigate intersection of safety, speed
How do driverless vehicles navigate through intersections? Faster and safer than if humans were in charge, according to researchers with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
Naturalistic driving study is a life-saving reality show
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and its research partners are transitioning lessons learned about conducting naturalistic driving research to China.
How will smart cars affect the future of driving?
California, Nevada, and Florida have already made driverless cars street-legal, and continuing advances in the technology have led many to predict that the commercialization of automated vehicles is a real possibility in ...
Observations of real-life driving behavior enables researchers to recommend life-saving strategies
People do about as much while driving their cars as they do while sitting in their living rooms – eating, reading, talking on the phone. Some of these activities qualify as risky behavior. Dial your phone ...
Phone apps let users mock the law, but authorities aren't laughing
Want to fool merchants with a fake ID? Hack someone's text messages? Or how about tracking where your co-workers are, without their knowing it? There's an app for that.
Are distracted pedestrians a potential crosswalk hazard?
Next time you're about to cross a street, you might want to think twice about texting -- and definitely take those buds out of your ears. Music may be even more dangerous than texting, according to one researcher.
Ford developers look to use google prediction API to optimize energy efficiency
Ford researchers are harnessing the power of cloud computing, analytics and Google innovation to identify technologies that could make tomorrows vehicles smart enough to independently change how they perform to deliver ...
Two new studies suggest ways of improving traffic flow
Bad driving may have genetic basis, study finds
Bad drivers may in part have their genes to blame, suggests a new study by UC Irvine neuroscientists.
Yawn alert for weary drivers
We've all experienced it after long hours driving, the eyelids getting heavy, a deep yawn, neck muscles relaxing, the urge to sleep, the head nodding down... But, you're hands are still on the wheel and you only just stopped ...
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.