ICT and automotive: New app reduces motorway pile-ups by 40 percent
What do you do if you're driving down the motorway and 500 meters ahead of you there is an accident? Now there is an app that tells your car to stop. It does it in half the time of any of the applications, and in contrast ...
Red-light cameras critical to public safety, traffic researcher finds
As automated traffic monitoring systems such as red light cameras keep a law enforcement "eye" on the streets across the country, many drivers accuse city governments of installing the monitors as a way to generate revenue. ...
Temperatures and wind conditions move traffic noise
The blackbox in your car
Concrete recycling may cut highway construction cost, landfill use
(PhysOrg.com) -- Purdue University civil engineers are working with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to perfect the use of recycled concrete for highway construction, a strategy that could ...
Philippines to show speeding cars on internet
Manila authorities are putting up pictures of speeding vehicles on an official website in an usual attempt to stop drivers breaking the law on the Philippine capital's sometimes hair-raising roads.
Kids safest in rear-facing car seats until age 2
Children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1, according to updated advice from a medical group and a federal agency.
In future, cars might decide if driver is drunk
(AP) -- An alcohol-detection prototype that uses automatic sensors to instantly gauge a driver's fitness to be on the road has the potential to save thousands of lives, but could be as long as a decade away ...
Someday 'talking cars' may save lives
Could "talking cars" save lives? Auto companies are developing safety systems using advanced WiFi signals and GPS systems that could allow vehicles to communicate with each other on the road. The cars could then send messages ...
Researchers discover potential solutions to New England roadside erosion
Erosion is a significant problem on highway embankments in New England. To mitigate erosion on the regions' highways, slopes are seeded with a grasslegume mixture that usually including red fescue, a ...
Copenhagen plans super highways ... for bikes
Copenhagen, one of the world's most bicycle-friendly cities, has begun turning its extensive network of cycle paths into bike highways in an effort to push more commuters to leave their cars at home.
Driver drowsiness detected by Eyetracker
Car drivers must be able to react quickly to hazards on the road at all times. Dashboard-mounted cameras help keep drivers alert. At the VISION trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany, researchers are presenting ...
Finland aims to build first ever green highway
Finland wants to build the world's first "green highway," with service stations offering charging points for electric cars and pumps filled with local biofuels, the project manager said Thursday.
Americans take more risks when they drive rural highways, study says
While Americans are much more likely to die on rural highways than urban freeways, a new survey released today found that they feel much more relaxed and prone to risk-taking on rural highways.