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2014-03-15 23:03:41

Spinal injuries and mild traumatic brain injuries are on the rise, although the number of fatalities from motor vehicle collisions (MVC) has reached an all-time low in recent years. Innovations such as laminated windshields, collapsable steering wheels, more effective restraint systems, and an increasingly more crashworthy overall structure have greatly improved the survivability of these crashes. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Spinal injuries and mild traumatic brain injuries are...

2014-03-13 23:02:22

For the first time ever in Ohio, a new state-approved program lets teens complete the required classroom portion of drivers education entirely online. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 DriversEd.com has released its new all-online Ohio drivers education course, which, for the first time ever, allows teens in Ohio to start earning a drivers license entirely online. The course launched in mid-February, and is the first of only three courses to be approved by the state thus far. A demo can be seen at...

2014-03-05 16:21:03

Wintertime is rife with easily avoidable traffic accidents; AutoPartsWarehouse.com promotes National Collision Awareness Month with tips for avoiding common fender benders any time of the year. CARSON, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoPartsWarehouse.com, one of the nation's top online auto parts and accessories retailers, is supporting National Collision Awareness Month with tips for avoiding common fender benders, and for affordable, do-it-yourself repairs. "According to...

2014-03-03 08:21:16

On February 28, 2014, Opus Inspection, Inc. completed its acquisition of Envirotest Systems Holdings Corp., renamed to Envirotest Corp., a leading vehicle inspection services and technology company in North America. The purchase price is approximately USD 90 million. The combined company becomes the vehicle inspection market leader in the United States. EAST GRANBY, Conn., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Envirotest Corp., headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, USA, is a...

2014-02-27 23:32:43

New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman weighs in in a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that found deaths in car accidents have significantly decreased among older drivers during the past 15 years New York, New York (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Today's drivers aged 70 and older are driving more, but fewer of them are likely to be involved in crashes when compared to previous generations. Older drivers are also less likely to be killed or seriously injured if...

2014-02-26 23:34:43

As the National Highway Traffic Safety Association continues to research the statistics of highway collisions for 2013, The Jones Law Firm writes about the statistics of fatalities and personal injuries due to truck related accidents. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Personal injury claims are some of the most costly and taxing for everyone involved. In light of the devastation so frequently seen following an accident with a truck, the Jones Firm decided to write a blog post...

2014-02-25 04:21:08

Majority of car seat installation experts encounter weight-related errors AURORA, Ill., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caregivers, unaware of car seat weight limit restrictions, may be unknowingly exceeding weight limits by neglecting to factor in their child's weight along with the increasingly-heavy car seat. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100506/AAACHILOGO) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revised weight-limit labeling for Lower Anchors and Tethers...

2014-02-25 00:20:29

Majority of car seat installation experts encounter weight-related errors WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A final rulemaking from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), expected this week, revises weight-limit labeling for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)-installed car seats to include both the weight of the child and the car seat itself, unlike current guidance which only accounts for the child's weight. Caregivers, unaware of weight...

2014-02-12 12:21:59

ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council announced today its preliminary estimate that approximately 35,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2013. This is a three percent decrease from 2012. Crash injuries requiring medical attention also are estimated to have fallen by two percent since 2012 to a total of 3.8 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130530/MM23334-b) Although 2013 traffic fatalities are three percent lower...

2014-02-06 12:20:34

One-day summit focuses on finding safe technological solutions to cell phone distracted driving ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, National Safety Council Senior Director of Transportation Initiatives David Teater will participate in a day-long summit on technological solutions to distracted driving. The summit, Over-Connected and Behind the Wheel: A Summit on Technological Solutions to Distracted Driving, is hosted by Senate Commerce, Science and...


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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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