There is an epidemic that affects every one of us who ever travels in a car or truck: distracted driving.
Distracted driving continues to make the headlines.
We all do it, so it’s unreasonable to expect that your employees aren’t doing it as well. Pretty much everyone has used a mobile phone unsafely while driving at some point.
Today we’re announcing availability of our Responsible Driver System (RDS) for operators of fleet and commercial vehicles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Over the past several years, motor vehicle deaths in the US escalated with the greatest increase in about 50 years.
October 11, 2021