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2014-02-19 23:31:34

Cropcircles Application Software Releases TextLock for Android Phones (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Twenty-eight percent of traffic accidents occur when people talk on cellphones or send text messages while driving, and until now there was no comprehensive way to stop the driver from engaging in this dangerous activity (National Safety Council). However, Cropcircles Application Software has developed a new application for Android® phones which will eliminate this problem. TextLock is a...

2014-02-18 12:31:14

The Freedom Driver Won Edison's 2013 Silver Award for Its Ability to Allow Stable Total Artificial Heart Patients to Live Life at Home Without Human Hearts TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom® portable driver that powers the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, has been named one of four finalists for the 2014 Edison Awards' devices section in the...

2014-02-17 23:21:36

A new, hands-free, multi-function iPhone car docking station called the DockNstore, is now on the market. Custom Car Docks focuses on features that allow the driver to use their mobile device conveniently and safely. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Custom Car Docks has created a new, multi-function, hands-free iPhone car dock called the DockNstore. They believe their product will change the iPhone car docking market because their car dock provides four different and unique...

2014-02-13 12:21:11

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research white paper examining safety impacts of simulator training for truck drivers was released yesterday by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The report, Safety Impacts of Truck Driver Simulator Training, investigated the effectiveness of using customized truck driving simulators to target specific driving behaviors that have been associated with increased crash risk. (Logo:...

2014-02-12 23:31:32

Ohio proposed a new teen driving bill, a report said. And wanting to also help young drivers stay safe while behind the wheel, Stisim Drive suggested the addition of driving simulator training in driver's education. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The Ohio House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee was pushing a new bill for teen driving. And according to a report from cleveland.com, it would extend the cutoff for the driver's education to...

New Camera Can Offer Test Bed For Building Smaller, Lighter, More Energy-efficient Infrared Devices
2014-02-12 20:57:40

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Infrared sensors can be employed in a wide range of applications, such as driver assistance systems for vehicles or thermography for buildings. A new camera is providing a test bed for development of new products that use these detectors. We want it cozy and warm in our homes when the thermometer outside gets down into the minus area. Especially with older buildings, however, the money we pay for heat ends up out the window. The fault lies hidden in incorrect...

2014-02-12 12:22:09

Employers would be required to check clearinghouse before hiring and annually WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposed rule to establish a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for all national commercial driver's license (CDL) holders. The clearinghouse would help improve roadway safety by making it easier to determine whether a truck or bus driver is prohibited from...

2014-02-11 12:20:46

Names Finalists For The Trucking Industry's Most Prestigious Award AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) will announce the winner of the 31(st) Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award on Thursday, March 27, during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO) The Goodyear Highway Hero Award honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm's way...

2014-02-11 08:36:08

The logiADAK Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC automotive driver assistance kit includes application-specific software, reference designs and accelerated IP integration SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) and Xylon today announced the logiADAK Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC Automotive Driver Assistance Kit, jointly developed by Xilinx, Xylon and ecosystem partners Embedded Vision Systems (eVS) and Digital Design Corporation (DDC). The kit enables OEM...

2014-02-11 08:33:40

A Growing Network of SynCardia Certified Centers Give End-Stage Heart Failure Patients A 2nd Chance at Life TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital in Ankara recently implanted Turkey's 24th and 25th SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Hearts as a bridge to transplant to donor human hearts. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/LA62279) One of the patients was discharged Jan. 31, 2014, less than six weeks following his Dec. 23, 2013 implant...


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