Virtual traffic lights as in-car systems go with the real road flow
Indonesian capital tweets to beat traffic chaos
Fed up with spending hours stuck in the gridlocked Indonesian capital Jakarta, hundreds of thousands of social media-savvy commuters are tweeting to beat the traffic.
Long trucks are involved in fewer severe crashes than short ones
Trucks that are between 18.76 and 25.25 metres long are more eco-friendly than the shorter "European" trucks. Research at Chalmers University of Technology now also shows that these vehicles are at least ...
US to require rearview cameras in new vehicles
The U.S. Transportation Department issued a rule Monday that will require rearview technology in many new vehicles—an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents.
What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug
Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week.
Michigan team finds security flaws in traffic lights
Study exposes bias in transportation system design
America's streets are designed and evaluated with a an inherent bias toward the needs of motor vehicles, ignoring those of bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users, according to a new study co-authored by Wesley ...
Israeli tunnel hit by cyber attack, experts say (Update)
When Israel's military chief delivered a high-profile speech this month outlining the greatest threats his country might face in the future, he listed computer sabotage as a top concern, warning a sophisticated ...
US closes investigation of Tesla battery fires
The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog has closed an investigation into Tesla electric car battery fires after the company said it would install more shields beneath the cars.
Cities open up to congestion charging
Traffic jams aren't the only things that disappear when congestion charging programs are implemented. A Swedish researcher finds that opposition to these proposals appears to vanish once they take effect.
Designing tomorrow's air traffic control systems
On a good day, flying can be a comfortable and efficient way to travel. But all too often, weather or overcbooking can cause delays that ripple through the system, inducing missed flights, anxiety, discomfort ...
New way to predict how traffic will flow
A reliable way of predicting the flow of traffic could be a great convenience for commuters, as well as a significant energy-saver. During an emergency evacuation following a natural disaster, reliable predictions ...
Worldwide ship traffic up 300 percent since 1992
Maritime traffic on the world's oceans has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, likely causing more water, air and noise pollution on the open seas, according to a new study quantifying global ship ...
Lessons on censorship from Syria's internet filter machines
Norwegian writer Mette Newth once wrote that: "censorship has followed the free expressions of men and women like a shadow throughout history." As we develop new means to gather and create information, new mea ...