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2013-06-24 12:20:56

BETHESDA, Md., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A simple vehicle inspection before a family vacation can help avoid the short fuses, inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down many miles away from home, says the Car Care Council. "It's easy to keep the sparks from flying from car trouble on a road trip," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "A quick vehicle check can give motorists peace of mind and save them from the hassle of a roadside...

2013-06-24 08:30:09

Easier, quicker access to reports helps mitigate problem spots LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "The crashes have practically come to a halt." That's Col. Steve Wagner, Chief Deputy of the Hendricks County Sheriff's Office in Indiana. He's talking about an intersection in the county where, thanks to information gleaned from Appriss' collision reporting system, it was made very clear there were an inordinately high number of accidents. That information helped county...

ER Visits On The Rise Due To Distracted Walking
2013-06-19 13:34:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Over a thousand pedestrians had to make a trip to the emergency room in 2010 for injuries related to using their cell phone and walking. According to a new nationwide study published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, more than 1,500 pedestrians were injured while walking due to cell phone distractions. This number has more than doubled since 2005, even though the total number of pedestrian injuries dropped during...

2013-06-19 12:21:10

DENVER, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On November 11, 2012, Firefighter Mark Haudenschild II, 26, was killed when the water tanker he was driving overturned while he was responding to a brush fire near Fort Wayne, Indiana. He left a wife and two young children. He was a volunteer with the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department serving his community. Over the past several years, too many firefighters have been killed or injured in water tanker/ tender rollovers while...

2013-06-18 23:20:22

The American Automobile Association, or the AAA, has recently completed a study in conjunction with researchers at the University of Utah that measured the amount of distraction for drivers caused by hands-free technology in vehicles. The attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates, whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.poncelaw.com, would like to help bring awareness to the results of this study and to respond to its conclusion. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Michael D....

2013-06-17 16:20:19

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent Polk analysis of commercial vehicle registrations during the first quarter of the 2013 calendar year identified 171,724 used commercial vehicle registrations, an increase of 4.7 percent when compared to used registrations during the first quarter, 2012. With the exception of first quarter 2011, used registrations in the first quarter of the 2013 calendar year are the highest since 2005. During this same period, new commercial vehicle...

2013-06-14 16:20:23

LONDON, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A lorry driver who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after being involved in a fatal collision has received GBP220,000 in an out of court settlement for his fatal accident claim [http://www.fentons.co.uk/fatal-accidents-claims ]. The man, who was working as a fuel tanker driver at the time, was so badly affected by the incident that he suffered flashbacks and even suicidal thoughts, leading to a problem with alcohol which left...

2013-06-13 23:20:44

After an accident, drivers should think twice before reporting it to an insurance company. In some cases taking care of the damage could be the better option, but make sure to consider all of these points from icandrive.ca before making a decision. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Accidents can cost drivers thousands of dollars, in repairs and insurance rate increases. Drivers should consider these top factors before reporting a car accident to the insurance company....

2013-06-13 08:20:18

European eCall Legislation Will Accelerate the Growth of Connected Car Services by Mandating Embedded Mobile Technology LONDON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today issued research that details the disruptive impact embedded mobile technology will have on the automobile industry, revolutionising the motoring experience and helping to create a connected car market worth almost EUR40 billion globally in 2018, up from EUR13 billion in 2012(1). According to research firm SBD,...

2013-06-12 08:21:00

Parentgiving's copyright-free article Seniors and Driving: When Having "The Talk" Isn't Enough available as public safety resource MONTCLAIR, N.J., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the most recent data available, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2011, 5,401 people age 65 and older were killed and 185,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Seniors made up 17 percent of all traffic fatalities and 8 percent of all people...


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Vehicular Automation
2013-10-03 14:16:27

Vehicular automation uses artificial intelligence and mechatronics to aid an operator in controlling a robotic vehicle. Some of these vehicles are labeled “smart” or “intelligent,” while others that are more capable of moving on their own are known as “semi-autonomous.” Those robots that rely only on autonomous movement are simply known as “autonomous” or “robotic.” There are several types of vehicles that use automation to operate and the capabilities of these robots have...

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