Study examines how truck drivers react to marketplace demands for speed and flexibility
Benjamin Snyder conducted his research in the cab of a truck hauling frozen chicken from Missouri to Virginia.
Safety needs higher priority for young drivers
Safer cars should take a higher priority when buying a vehicle for young drivers and allocating car use within families, according to University of Adelaide automotive safety researchers.
Keeping older drivers on the road is the test
In the past fortnight in Melbourne there have been four high profile traffic accidents involving older drivers. Inevitably there have been calls for mandatory testing for older drivers.
A fatigue detection device to help keep your eyes on the road
An EPFL student has developed a video analysis algorithm able to estimate the level of a driver's fatigue based on the degree of eyelid closure. PSA Peugeot Citroën, a project partner, has built a prototype ...
Investors buying bankrupt Israel electric car firm
A group of investors has taken over the remains of Israel's bankrupt electric car venture, pledging to give the project another boost.
New dispatch system could save money for trucking industry, make life easier for drivers
Engineers at Oregon State University are studying a new approach to organize and route truck transportation that could save millions of dollars, improve the quality of life for thousands of truck drivers and make freight ...
Los Angeles cabbies protest ride-sharing apps
Hundreds of taxis have staged a noisy Los Angeles protest against ride-sharing services that use smartphone apps.
Distracted drivers: Your habits are to blame
(Phys.org) —More than a decade of research has shown that using a handheld or hands-free phone while driving is not safe because the brain does not have enough mental capacity to safely perform both tasks at once.
Explosive growth predicted for automotive electronics
The global market for advanced automotive electronics - everything from driver assistance programs to new kinds of visual displays - will jump to $240 billion by 2020, up more than 50 percent from 2010, according to a recent ...
Older drivers more likely to buy new vehicles
Adults under 50 have long been the ideal target group for advertisers, but when it comes to buying new vehicles, older consumers may be a marketer's best bet, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Caterpillar will install no-doze system for mining trucks
Toyota starts traffic data service for businesses
Toyota is using live-time traffic information from 700,000 Toyota vehicles on Japanese roads to offer what it calls a "big data" service to local governments and businesses that helps drivers during disasters.
World's first handheld sound camera ready for market
Most car drivers have had the experience of hearing a buzzing, squeaky, or rattling sound while driving but not being able to figure out where the noise is coming from. The problem could be simple, requiring ...