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The stop light is talking to my car … where autonomous vehicles are going next

September 19, 2017

Imagine you pull up to a red traffic light in your car. A notification pops up on your car’s dash: “OK to Text.”

 

As you text away on your mobile phone, the dash notification counts down the time until the light turns green. Then the texting function of your phone is suspended.

 

Fatal Tesla crash involved overreliance on vehicle automation, feds say

September 14, 2017

Last year’s fatal crash of a Tesla on autopilot was caused in large part by overreliance on the vehicle’s automation features.

 

That’s the finding released yesterday by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) which investigates vehicle crashes and issues safety guidance.

Do autonomous vehicles create a false sense of security?

September 12, 2017

Are we overestimating the capabilities of today’s autonomous vehicles and does that create a false sense of security?

That’s the primary question explored by our CTO Andrew Silver in a guest column published this week by American Trucker, a leading publication serving the trucking industry.

Will self-driving cars end the distracted driving crisis?

September 8, 2017

Autonomous vehicles hold great promise to make our roads safer.

But how soon can we rely on technology to make cars “self-driving” and end the distracted driving crisis?

Distracted driving is one of the most significant contributors to a recent major increase in motor vehicle deaths, according to the National Safety Council.

Safer fleet and trucking operation with less distracted driving

September 6, 2017

Distracted driving claims thousands of lives every year, according to government statistics.

 The temptation to text and drive seems to be hard to combat. But even talking on the phone in hands-free mode can be a distraction.

 A National Safety Council white paper reports that a driver engaged in a cell phone conversation will suffer from “inattention blindness.” Basically this means that the...

Can we end the distracted driving crisis?

August 24, 2017

Over the past several years, motor vehicle deaths in the US escalated with the greatest increase in about 50 years.

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