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2014-06-24 12:21:46

Pre-Trip Vehicle Check Can Make the Difference BETHESDA, Md., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Road trip car trouble can be a real nightmare, but performing a pre-trip vehicle check helps drivers avoid a vacation breakdown disaster, says the Car Care Council. "When dreaming about summer vacation, the thought of a roadside breakdown can be terrifying," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Performing a pre-trip driveway inspection gives motorists peace of mind by...

2014-06-19 16:21:34

- More than 10 million Honda and Acura vehicles purchased in the U.S. feature pedestrian injury mitigation features and designs TORRANCE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda's commitment to introduce advanced vehicle designs aiming to reduce pedestrian injuries and enhance driver visibility with standard rearview camera application has earned Honda recognition as a "Highway Safety Hero" by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates). For 2014, Honda was the sole...

2014-06-09 12:21:05

First study on high-volume, nonluxury vehicle ARLINGTON, Va., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A combined forward collision and lane departure warning system available on the Honda Accord is reducing insurance claims, a new analysis by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows. The results are even better than expected based on previous studies of such technology on luxury vehicles. HLDI is an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In the first real-world study of...

2014-06-09 12:20:59

A new video released by the Eberstein & Witherite law firm aims to help individuals understand why having Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulation knowledge is important for effectively handling truck accident cases. DALLAS, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Truck accident statistics show that more than 100,000 people are injured in these types of accidents every year. The Texas truck accident lawyers of the Eberstein & Witherite law firm have released a new video in their...

2014-06-09 12:20:48

~ New Data Released During National Safety Month Shows That Eating or Drinking While Driving is Nearly as Dangerous as Texting Your Friends or Using Your Hands-Free Device SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Morning commuters may look sharp in their business attire as they sip lattes on their way to work and talk on their hands-free phone, but these drivers are engaging in behavior that is as risky as teenage drivers updating social media on their smartphones from behind the...

New App Increases Efficiency, Accuracy In Reporting Wildlife-vehicle Collisions
2014-06-06 15:17:22

PLOS 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 Utah State University and colleagues. Wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVC) endanger both humans and wildlife. Understanding when and where these collisions occur is essential to mitigating risks, but collecting this information requires an efficient and accurate...

2014-05-29 20:20:26

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to published reports, the number of deaths linked to GM's ignition switch recall is likely to rise once the company counts every individual killed in a crash with one of the recalled vehicles(1). Currently, GM has only admitted responsibility for deaths to front seat passengers. While the company has publicly linked the recalled vehicles to only 13 deaths(2), reports indicate that once the company takes into account...

2014-05-29 16:21:14

Portland, Oregon based Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC support Motorcycle Safety Awareness month efforts to educate drivers on best ways to share the road with motorcycles. PORTLAND, Ore., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has deemed May "Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month" and is reminding all motor vehicle operators to look out for, and share the road with, motorcycle riders. The NHTSA believes getting the word out about safe...

Autonomous Cars Get Green Light In California, But With Strict Rules
2014-05-22 10:35:33

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the near future, you might not be able to get mad at the driver of the car that cuts you off – at least not in California where that car might not actually have anyone behind the wheel. While the days of a true driverless car are still far down the road, this week California's Department of Motor Vehicles approved regulation effective September 16 that would allow automobile manufacturers that have secured the proper permits to...

2014-05-19 12:21:39

"Border-to-Border" Initiative Emphasizing Zero Tolerance Across State Lines HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT, Pennsylvania State and local police are partnering for a nationwide "Click It or Ticket" seat-belt enforcement which starts today, May 19 and runs through June 8. "Increased safety efforts, education and enforcement are helping to drive down the number of unbelted crashes and deaths, but there is still work to do," PennDOT Secretary Barry J....


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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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