Cell phones as life savers: Cars pinpoint pedestrians
Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have developed a process that cooperates with driver assistance systems in cars to pinpoint pedestrians and cyclists—even while they are hidden from view. ...
At stoplights, pedestrians experience longer delays while cars are given priority
How long is too long to wait for the light to change? At stoplights, pedestrians often experience longer delays while cars are given priority.
Honda demonstrates new technology to prevent cars hitting pedestrians (w/ Video)
Zombies offer key to understanding how crowds evacuate
Zombies might not be the most obvious candidates to use when researching how crowds evacuate buildings, but they have proved a key factor in a new study into crowd behaviour.
Physics of 'green waves' could make city traffic flow more smoothly
Seeing red: Why cyclists ride through traffic lights
You've probably seen it happen. You're driving your car and you come to a stop at the traffic lights. You're mindful of traffic infringement fines and public safety, then someone on a bike rides past you, ...
Development of single-passenger mobility-support robot "ROPITS" for autonomous locomotion on footpaths
Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the development of a mobility-support robot "ROPITS" equipped with a "specified arbitrary point autonomous pick-up and drop-off function" that can autonomously navigate to a ...
A system that improves the precision of GPS in cities by 90 percent (w/ Video)
Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have developed a new system which improves the ability of a GPS to determine a vehicle's position as compared to that of conventional GPS devices by up to 90 ...
Smog-blanketed Beijing urges residents to stay indoors
Beijing urged residents to stay indoors on Wednesday as emergency measures were rolled out aimed at countering a heavy cloud of smog blanketing the Chinese capital and swathes of the country.
US to require electric cars to make noise
A U.S. government safety agency wants electric and hybrid vehicles to make more noise when traveling at low speeds so pedestrians can hear them coming.
Toxic cloud in Buenos Aires under control
A toxic cloud that formed Thursday triggered a public scare that forced the evacuation of offices in Buenos Aires and the suspension of metro and train services in a tourist area.
Space shuttle embarks on 12-mile trip to LA museum (Update)
(AP)—At its prime, the space shuttle Endeavour cruised around the Earth at 17,500 mph (28,160 kph), faster than a speeding bullet.
Dartmouth smartphone app targets driver safety
"CarSafe" is a driver safety app that detects dangerous driving behavior using dual-cameras on smartphones. This is the latest smartphone app to come out of Dartmouth and is featured in the September 25 NewScientist. The ...