Drugged driving laws show little impact: All 50 states urged to adopt such laws
A new study by economists at the University of Colorado Denver and Montana State University reveals that so-called "per se" drugged driving laws have no discernible impact on traffic fatalities.
Smartphones fueling smarter cars, safer drivers
One of the most innovative automotive technologies at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is something most drivers already own: a smartphone.
Cutting in and weaving irritate drivers the most, new study shows
Cutting in and weaving, speeding, and hostile displays are among the top online complaints posted by drivers, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) recently published in an online issue ...
'Sensorless sensing' technology enables accurate correction of temperature effects on LED performance
When comparing LEDs to incandescent light bulbs, there is a noticeable difference in light quality: LED lamps when dimmed are perceived to be "colder" than incandescents. At CES 2013 this week, NXP Semiconductors ...
Commuter traffic poses greater dangers to children in poor neighbourhoods, study finds
A new McMaster study suggests children are at greater risk of being hit by vehicles driving through their neighbourhood than from drivers who live nearby, posing particular dangers in poorer, downtown areas ...
Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating traffic tie-ups
Researchers from MIT and UC Berkeley tracked traffic in Boston and San Francisco with cell tower and GPS data and analyzed bottlenecks. Their computer analysis suggested a possible strategy for relieving ...
Women drivers outnumber men, but still drive less
Although women drivers now outnumber male motorists, men still account for the majority of the driving on America's roads—albeit at a declining rate, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Evolution: Social exclusion leads to cooperation
Social exclusion as a punishment strategy helps explain the evolution of cooperation, according to new research published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
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.
Tracking facial features to make driving safer and more comfortable
(Phys.org)—For those familiar with its language, the face reflects much about an individual's identity and emotional state. EPFL scientists are developing a tool that will be able to use facial information ...
Study: Cellphone bans associated with fewer urban accidents
Cellphones and driving go together like knives and juggling. But when cellphone use is banned, are drivers any safer?
NVIDIA delivers massive performance boost to Linux gaming
NVIDIA today announced the latest NVIDIA GeForce drivers—R310—double the performance and dramatically reduce game loading times for those gaming on the Linux operating system. ...
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 ...