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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 ...

dateOct 05, 2012 in Engineering
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Survey results reveal distracted driving habits

( —According to experts in the Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, there were approximately 3,300 deaths and 400,000 ...

dateApr 11, 2013 in Other
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Technology that helps truckers take a break

Every night on Germany's autobahns, truck drivers struggle to find the last available parking spaces. For long-distance truckers, that means stress—and sometimes real hazard. Siemens has developed a parking information ...

dateNov 07, 2014 in Engineering
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2011 vehicle models with highest and lowest death rates

The Insurance Institute for Highway safety examined fatalities involving 2011 model year vehicles, looking at how many driver fatalities occurred in a particular model over the course of a year of operation, expressed as ...

dateJan 29, 2015 in Other
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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.

dateJul 25, 2013 in Other
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120 intelligent cars warn each other in the test

One of the largest fleet tests in the world was launched today in Germany. 120 cars hit the road to test a system known as simTD, a technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other and their environment. Cars ...

dateAug 06, 2012 in Engineering
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