Forget Segway: Honda introduces new UNI-CUB personal mobility device (w/ Video)
Honda Motor today unveiled the new UNI-CUB personal mobility device. Featuring a compact design and comfortable saddle, UNI-CUB offers the same freedom of movement in all directions that a person enjoys while ...
With phased-array radar technologies, electrical engineers aim to make car travel safer
Making the world safer for car drivers, passengers and pedestrians is the ultimate goal of automotive safety systems and self-driving cars. To get there, electrical engineers from the University of California, ...
IROS gets earful on Google's self-driving cars (w/ video)
An artificial eye on your driving
With just a half second's notice, a driver can swerve to avoid a fatal accident or slam on the brakes to miss hitting a child running after a ball. But first, the driver must perceive the danger.
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.
New Volvo pedestrian detection system brakes for you
New way to guide a car: With your eyes, not hands
Tired of spinning that steering wheel? Try this: German researchers have developed a new technology that lets drivers steer cars using only their eyes.
London launches hi-tech trial for pedestrian safety
Honda demonstrates new technology to prevent cars hitting pedestrians (w/ Video)
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, ...
Google expects public in driverless cars in two to five years
The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years.
Pedestrians follow the herd instinct when crossing the road
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 ...
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.