Hawks to patrol Singapore shopping district: report
Businesses along Singapore's famous Orchard Road shopping street plan to deploy trained hawks to scare off thousands of birds whose droppings rain down on pedestrians' heads, a report said Wednesday.
Robot car to cut jams & prangs
Robotic car technology being developed at Oxford University that interprets its surroundings and makes decisions about where to go could eliminate the agony and cost of traffic jams.
Toyota's new pre-crash technology directs steering
Toyota is developing a safety technology that takes control of the steering so the vehicle can veer away when it isn't able to stop before impact.
NHTSA looking to implement new noise enhancement rules for electric vehicles
Are distracted pedestrians a potential crosswalk hazard?
Next time you're about to cross a street, you might want to think twice about texting -- and definitely take those buds out of your ears. Music may be even more dangerous than texting, according to one researcher.
Simulation model to improve safety and efficiency of port traffic
TU Delft in the Netherlands is set to conduct a joint research project with the Jiaotong University in Shanghai. Their aim will be to develop a traffic model for shipping in congested port areas. It is hoped that the model ...
Hunting for gaps
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have developed a new model for the behavior of pedestrians and crowds. It can help to understand and prevent tragic crowd disasters, to develop better architectural designs and ...
Pedestrians injured by the windshield frame in car crashes
Pedestrian disability and fatality as a consequence of car crashes is a large global health problem. A new doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet now shows that upper-body collision with the car's lower windscreen is ...
Study: Multi-tasking on the street not a good idea for older people
Older adults may put themselves at risk by talking on cell phones while crossing the street, researchers report in a new study. The researchers found that adults aged 59 to 81 took significantly longer than college students ...
Elderly see pedestrians half as often as younger drivers: study
Elderly drivers are half as likely to see pedestrians on the sidewalk due to a limited field of view, and compensate in part by driving more slowly, according to a study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers.
New Volvo pedestrian detection system brakes for you
Smart phones foster dumb habits among pedestrians
(AP) -- It was a miserable morning in New York, rain falling heavily and a 30 mph wind that made holding an umbrella difficult. Yet a man walked briskly up Fifth Avenue, balancing his umbrella and dodging ...
Better spaces for older people
Urban planning needs to consider how older people use walking routes as well as public areas, concludes a Research Council UK-funded research project from the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme. Planning should include a smooth ...