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2010-09-27 08:15:00

If you don't hear directions, you can feel them If drivers are yakking on cell phones and don't hear spoken instructions to turn left or right from a passenger or navigation system, they still can get directions from devices that are mounted on the steering wheel and pull skin on the driver's index fingertips left or right, a University of Utah study found. The researchers say they don't want their results to encourage dangerous and distracted driving by cell phone users. Instead, they hope...

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2010-08-11 08:51:25

Although many states have banned using handheld cell phones at the wheel, a ban is difficult to enforce and doesn't cover the growing number of gadgets now available. But there's good news for drivers swerving while sending one last text message -- not to mention those worried about ending up in their path. Early research shows an in-car coach had the strongest effect on drivers most prone to distraction. A recent study by Linda Ng Boyle, a University of Washington associate professor of...

2010-06-09 15:05:00

EAST AURORA, N.Y., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today that the Company has delivered a new testing simulator to Scuderia Ferrari in the Gestione Sportiva at Maranello, Italy. The new Ferrari F1 dynamic driving simulator was two years in development and allows Ferrari test-drivers a heightened sense of driving reality and highly responsive and immediate feedback. Ferrari selected Moog to provide an integrated, flexible motion control and...

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2010-03-29 07:30:00

Yet 1 in 40 are 'supertaskers' who can do both A new study from University of Utah psychologists found a small group of people with an extraordinary ability to multitask: Unlike 97.5 percent of those studied, they can safely drive while chatting on a cell phone. These individuals "“ described by the researchers as "supertaskers" "“ constitute only 2.5 percent of the population. They are so named for their ability to successfully do two things at once: in this case, talk on a cell...

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2010-01-24 08:05:00

It is well known that having a conversation (for example on a cell phone) impairs one's driving. A new study indicates the reverse is also true: Driving reduces one's ability to comprehend and use language. The findings, from researchers at the University of Illinois, appear in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. This is the first study to find that driving impairs language skills, said Gary Dell, a psycholinguist in the department of psychology at Illinois and corresponding author...

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2008-12-01 11:20:00

U.S. researchers have found that drivers are far more distracted by talking on their cell phones than having a conversation with passengers, and hands-free devices don't seem to offer any added benefits. Using a series of driving simulations, Dave Strayer of the University of Utah and colleagues found that chatting on a mobile phone can slow the reaction times of young adult drivers to levels seen among senior citizens, and shown that drivers using mobile telephones are as impaired as drivers...

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2008-11-12 12:05:00

The Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University is now home to one of the largest and most sophisticated motion-based driving simulators in the United States. The $915,000 simulator uses real vehicle bodies mounted on a motion platform and surrounded by a 240-degree arc of projector screens to more accurately simulate the experience of being behind the wheel, said WTI's simulator manager Suzy Lassacher. Funding for the simulator came from a variety of federal and private...

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2008-03-05 15:05:00

Brain imaging reveals drivers are distracted even if they don't talk PITTSBURGH "” Carnegie Mellon University scientists have shown that just listening to a cell phone while driving is a significant distraction, and it causes drivers to commit some of the same types of driving errors that can occur under the influence of alcohol. The use of cell phones, including dialing and texting, has long been a safety concern for drivers. But the Carnegie Mellon study, for the first time, used...

2006-08-17 18:06:24

LONDON (Reuters) - Eating and drinking while driving almost doubles the risk of a car crash although three-quarters of motorists do so, according to research on Friday. Using a driving simulator, the study found motorists misjudge the risk of eating and drinking and although they try to compensate by driving more slowly, they are often unable to brake in time to avoid a collision. "The results of our experiment strongly indicate that eating or drinking while driving increases the...

2005-10-07 10:25:00

NEW YORK -- A driving simulator similar to flight simulators used to train pilots can help people re-learn to drive after suffering a stroke. Nearly 75 percent of stroke patients trained on the simulator were able to pass an official driving test, compared with 42 percent of patients who completed standard training, Dr. Abiodun Akinwuntan of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and colleagues in Belgium report. The driving simulator, developed by Akinwuntan and his team, offers a 20-mile...


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