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Interactive simulator for vehicle drivers

Simulations are an important development tool in the automobile and utility vehicle industries – they enable engineers to see into the future. The properties of vehicle components, such as how they respond ...

Mar 07, 2014
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Miniature camera may reduce accidents

Measuring only a few cubic millimeters, a new type of camera module might soon be integrated into future driver assistance systems to help car drivers facing critical situations. The little gadget can be ...

Oct 01, 2014
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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.

Jun 04, 2013
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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.

Jul 18, 2013
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Indonesian capital threatens to ban Uber car app

The Indonesian capital is threatening to shut down controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber due to licensing issues a week after it officially launched in the city, an official said Wednesday.

Aug 20, 2014
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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 ...

May 31, 2013
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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 ...

Apr 06, 2012
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