Jaguar Land Rover tech has car monitoring driver's concentration
A fact sheet from SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, the Netherlands, described the kinds of risky problems that occur when the driver is not paying attention. When drivers are absent-minded, this may cause longer reaction times, less adequate ...
Uber says drivers and passengers banned from carrying guns
Ride-hailing app company Uber says it is banning its riders and drivers from carrying guns.
Driverless cars are a catch 22—we do none of the driving, but take all of the responsibility
The utopian vision of the motor vehicle is an onboard autodriver much like that of the autopilot in aircraft which takes over the task of driving, freeing up the human driver to work, rest or play. This is ...
Irate French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber
French taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out confrontation with the ultra-cheap Uber car service Thursday, smashing livery cars, setting tires ablaze and blocking traffic during a nationwide ...
Two Uber bosses taken into custody in France: company
Two top Uber bosses were taken into custody in France Monday as part of a probe into their ride-booking app which has sparked violent protests from regular taxi drivers, the company said.
A look at challenges Uber has faced around the world
Taxi drivers in France went on strike Thursday, smashing car windows, setting tires on fire and blocking traffic to express their displeasure with American ride-hailing service Uber. Despite an October law ...
Vehicle direction, not driver biometrics, best way to detect drowsiness
Drowsy drivers take a heavy toll on the nation's highways. So finding a reliable way to test for fatigue to mitigate its potential damage could have a significant impact on highway safety.
Night driving restriction reduces young driver crashes
Restricting teenagers from driving unsupervised at night, and introducing strict penalties and other licensing requirements, could reduce crashes significantly, according to research.
Device could detect driver drowsiness, make roads safer
Drowsy driving injures and kills thousands of people in the United States each year. A device being developed by Vigo Technologies Inc., in collaboration with Wichita State University professor Jibo He and ...
Uber game puts iPhone users behind the wheel
Uber has released a free game that lets iPhone and iPad users test their skills as drivers for the controversial on-demand car ride service.
French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber
French taxi drivers smashed up livery cars, set tires ablaze and blocked traffic across the country on Thursday in a nationwide strike aimed at Uber after weeks of rising, sometimes violent tensions over ...
California ruling against Uber hits at business model
A California panel has ruled that a driver for cab service Uber is an employee—a decision with potentially major implications for a global startup which relies on independent contractors.
Lyft to pay $300,000 to settle New York state lawsuit
Lyft, the ride-hailing service, will pay $300,000 to settle allegations that it violated New York laws.
Smart phones spot tired drivers
An electronic accelerometer of the kind found in most smart phones that let the device determine its orientation and respond to movement, could also be used to save lives on our roads, according to research ...