Driver assistance systems can increase safety and fuel efficiency
The Eurofot consortium has now published the findings of a four-year study focused on the impact of driver assistance systems in the Europe. The 22 million European Field Operational Test (Eurofot) projec ...
Changing the way we change lanes
By giving drivers the information they need to change lanes safely, a new device could reduce road crashes by up to 30 per cent.
Germany might miss electric car target, official says
Germany will miss its target of one million electric cars on its roads by 2020 without more incentives, the country's coordinator on electric transport policy warned on Wednesday.
CQ Researcher examines distracted driving
More than 5,000 people die each year in vehicle crashes caused by distracted driving, many who were texting and talking on cellphones behind the wheel, according to the May 4 issue of CQ Researcher (published by CQ Press, ...
Unsafe at any speed: Even for driving pros, distractions increase crash risk
(Phys.org) -- The ringing cell phone you're reaching to answer. The text message that demands a reply now. The GPS you're trying to program as you're frantically rushing to your destination.
Worst drought in 50 years takes toll in northern Brazil
Severe drought gripping northeastern Brazil -- the worst in a half-century -- is taking its toll on more than 1,100 towns, even triggering fighting in rural areas, local media reported Sunday.
Girls in US more likely to text while driving: survey
Girls in the United States are more likely than boys to text behind the wheel, despite widespread youth awareness of the perils of distracted driving, a nationwide survey suggests.
Vibrating steering wheel guides drivers while keeping their eyes on the road
A vibrating steering wheel is an effective way to keep a driver's eyes safely on the road by providing an additional means to convey directions from a car's navigation system, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and ...
Keeping older drivers on the road
A research car which monitors our concentration, stress levels and driving habits while we're sat behind the steering wheel is being used to develop new technologies to support older drivers.
MP3 song-searching can increase risk for drivers
Consumers are increasingly using MP3 players in their vehicles, and auto makers have responded: Data show that 90% of new vehicles sold in the United States have MP3 connectivity. Makers of aftermarket MP3 controllers are ...
Young Americans less likely to drive
(AP) -- Driving is becoming so last century. Since the end of World War II, getting a driver's license has been a rite of passage for teens, but that's less and less the case. The share of people in their teens, 20s and ...
Many young people would rather surf the web than drive a car
(PhysOrg.com) -- More young adults today would rather hit the information highway than the open highway, say University of Michigan researchers.
Curb the car dashboard technology, government asks
(AP) -- Auto dashboards are becoming an arcade of text messages, GPS images, phone calls and web surfing, the government says, and it's asking carmakers to curb those distractions when vehicles are moving.
New U of M video game teaches consequences of distracted driving
Being in a life-threatening vehicle crash due to distracted driving teaches a painful lesson, but makers of the new video game Distraction Dodger hope there is a much safer way to teach the same lesson.