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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...

Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications
2014-02-04 05:34:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Obama administration officials announced on Monday that they will move forward with new rules requiring automakers to equip cars and light trucks with wireless vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the technology, which allows vehicles to communicate with one other, has the potential to dramatically reduce accidents, deaths and injuries on the nation's roads....

2014-02-03 12:21:06

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With six more weeks of winter on the way, according to Punxsutawney Phil, you can't predict if you'll find yourself stranded like motorists recently were in Atlanta. It's best to be ready for the unexpected and make sure your vehicle is performing reliably and properly equipped with an emergency kit, says the Car Care Council. "When unforeseen events occur, like severe weather or a major accident, your car could become your home for...

Fatalities Rise In Drug-Related Driving Cases
2014-01-31 04:32:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The number of fatally-injured drivers in the US that test positive for non-alcohol drugs has been steadily rising. From 1999 to 2010, the number tripled for drivers who tested positive for marijuana, which is the most commonly detected non-alcohol drug. This increase suggests that drugged driving may be playing an increasing role in fatal motor vehicle collisions. Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health...


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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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