News tagged with vehicle collision

Sizing up new car-safety technology

We are in a new era of car safety: The focus has shifted from reducing death and injury in a vehicle collision to preventing a crash from happening in the first place. Safety features designed to avoid accidents are becoming ...

dateDec 27, 2017 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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What roadkill is costing California

Collisions between vehicles and wildlife cost California $276 million in 2016, up about 20 percent from the previous year, according to an annual report from the UC Davis Road Ecology Center.

dateSep 08, 2017 in Ecology
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Using a camera to spot and track drones

EPFL researchers have shown that a simple camera can detect and track flying drones. Plus, the lightweight, energy-efficient and inexpensive technology could be installed directly on the drones themselves and enhance safety ...

dateAug 17, 2017 in Engineering
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New app collects wildlife-vehicle collision data

A new app used to report wildlife-vehicle collisions increased efficiency and accuracy when compared to manual methods, according to a study published June 4, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Daniel Olson from ...

dateJun 04, 2014 in Software
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Safer vehicles brake and steer out of harm's way

Scientists at Chalmers University in Göteborg, Sweden, are working with a team at car manufacturer Volvo to develop a vehicle control system that can take over steering and breaking when it detects an imminent collision. ...

dateJan 09, 2014 in Engineering
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