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2009-02-11 13:04:55

U.S. scientists say they are creating a Java-enabled car accident reporting system that would call for help automatically after a crash occurs. Often in a rollover accident, the driver and passengers are unable to call for help, the researchers said. So, unless the accident occurs on a busy road, rescue is unlikely to arrive quickly. Now Debopam Acharya and colleagues at Georgia Southern University are developing a system that will determine the nature of an accident and automatically call...

2009-02-10 09:02:44

Following a rollover automobile accident, driver and passengers are usually unable to call for help. So, unless the accident occurs on a busy road, rescue is unlikely to arrive in time to save them. Writing in the International Journal of Intelligent Defense Support Systems, US researchers describe SAVE, which could solve that problem and reduce deaths on the roads. Debopam Acharya in the Department of Computer Sciences, at Georgia Southern University, in Statesboro, Georgia, and colleagues...

2009-01-27 07:00:00

Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Honor Activist PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paula Lawlor, a former legal assistant, now independent contractor to attorneys nationwide who represent victims of automobile rollovers and the founder of the non-profit People Safe in Rollovers will receive the Consumer Advocate of the Year award from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego at the Annual Awards & Installation Dinner at the U.S. Grants Hotel in downtown San Diego on Thursday,...

2009-01-14 10:58:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you ever seen something online in a celebrity image or video that you really wanted to buy, but had no clue where to find it or even what it was called? That's It! has unveiled its one of a kind interactive Click-to-Commerce shopping technology that solves that shopping dilemma. Premiering with the launch of Adrianne Curry's fashion and style blog on LA.com, That's It! technology will turn Adrianne's still images from the blog into instant online...

2008-12-10 13:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Need some ideas for that 12-year-old nephew on your shopping list? Looking for the hottest gadget for that electronics nut in the family? The best holiday gifts are a click away with Video Gift Guide (http://videogiftguide.com) an innovative new site that features great gifts, an opportunity to see them in action, a quick click to purchase and great savings -- all in one place. Video Gift Guide's "elves" have researched more than a dozen...

2006-01-03 07:50:00

CHICAGO -- Sports utility vehicles do not offer child passengers added protection in a crash compared to cars because SUVs are more likely to roll over in an accident, researchers said on Tuesday. Though the added weight of SUVs conferred some protection in non-rollover accidents, the vehicles were twice as likely as cars to roll over during a wreck, the report published in the journal Pediatrics said. "Contrary to public perception, SUVs do not provide superior protection to child occupants,...

2006-01-03 00:19:57

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sports utility vehicles do not offer child passengers added protection in a crash compared to cars because SUVs are more likely to roll over in an accident, researchers said on Tuesday. Though the added weight of SUVs conferred some protection in non-rollover accidents, the vehicles were twice as likely as cars to roll over during a wreck, the report published in the journal Pediatrics said. "Contrary to public perception, SUVs do not provide superior protection...

2005-11-17 11:15:00

MIAMI (Reuters) - A jury has ordered Ford Motor Co. to pay $61 million to the parents of a 17-year-old who died when the Ford Explorer in which he was riding rolled over, a lawyer said on Thursday. Ford, the second-largest U.S. automaker, said it would appeal the verdict. Florida attorney Bruce Kaster said the ruling in favor of his clients turned on the sport utility vehicle's stability and handling and cleared the way for similar trials against Ford to proceed in Florida, Mississippi and...

2005-09-30 11:12:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Estimated auto safety belt use nationwide is up 2 percent to a record 82 percent, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday. Auto safety regulators said the belt-use increase between June 2004 and June 2005 likely prevented 540 deaths and 8,000 injuries in auto crashes. The data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration came from observations of 207,000 drivers and front-seat passengers at more than 2,000 sites. The highest...

2005-08-19 10:59:05

By John Crawley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Under pressure to reduce deaths and injuries in rollover crashes, U.S. auto regulators proposed new standards on Friday that would strengthen vehicle roofs and extend greater protection to bigger sport utility vehicles and other light trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also sought comments on possible options for improving safety belt technology, which safety and consumer experts say is needed to reduce occupant contact...


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