Tech may help steer older drivers down a safer road

Older drivers may soon be traveling a safer road thanks to smarter cars that can detect oncoming traffic, steer clear of trouble and even hit the brakes when a collision appears imminent.

Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars

Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, ...

Railroads show little progress on key safety technology

Many commuter and freight railroads have made little progress installing safety technology designed to prevent deadly collisions and derailments despite a mandate from Congress, according to a government report released Wednesday.

Why hoverboards explode

On Thursday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission addressed a letter to "manufacturers, importers, and retailers of self-balancing scooters," or hoverboards. The agency warned that hoverboards that didn't meet the ...

Can car crashes become thing of past?

Automakers are imagining a world where nobody dies in car accidents and they say it is closer than most people think.

Railroad safety: Few likely to meet deadline for technology

Only a handful of railroads are close to meeting a deadline this year to install safety technology that can prevent many crashes, including derailments due to excessive speed like the deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in ...

FBI, Justice Dept. take encryption concerns to Congress

Federal law enforcement officials warned Wednesday that data encryption is making it harder to hunt for pedophiles and terror suspects, telling senators that consumers' right to privacy is not absolute and must be weighed ...

Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance ...

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