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2013-01-09 08:21:47

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer Electronics Show -- iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio Technology for AM and FM audio and data broadcasting, today announced expanded support for HD Radio Technology from a wide array of leading automakers. There are now 29 automotive brands that currently offer or have announced plans to offer HD Radio audio, traffic or data features. Now that most automakers have launched HD Radio Technology for the digital AM...

2013-01-07 12:20:52

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- INRIX®, a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services, launched at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the industry's first parking navigation service. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130107/SF37615-a)(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130107/SF37615-b)(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130107/SF37615-c) As a real-time connected service, INRIX Parking goes beyond static...

Phone GPS Data Shows Traffic Problems
2012-12-20 20:21:13

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Death and taxes are two things that no one can avoid, but there have been countless efforts made to help drivers avoid congestion and traffic tie-ups. From GPS devices that offer real time traffic updates, to news radio stations that offer traffic updates every 10 minutes, drivers will go to great efforts — and sometimes even great distance — to keep moving and avoid sitting in go-nowhere congestion. The biggest...

2012-12-20 12:21:10

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of several high profile accidents involving pedestrians and motor vehicles, the Wisconsin law firm of Hupy and Abraham SC, has announced a public information campaign to create a greater awareness of Wisconsin and Illinois pedestrian traffic laws to educate both pedestrians and drivers. "In 2010, the US Department of Transportation's last reporting year, 4,300 pedestrians were killed and 70,000 were injured in the United States, including...

Distracted Walking Quickly Becoming As Dangerous As Distracted Driving
2012-12-13 08:34:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Distracted behavior is a burgeoning problem in our society, largely due to mobile technology. While distracted driving is arguably the most dangerous when it comes to mobile use, another type of distraction is quickly becoming a safety concern. A new study, published online in the journal Injury Prevention, warns that distracted walking is quickly becoming just as much of a hazard as distracted driving. The researchers found...

2012-12-12 12:21:11

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the final national highway fatality figures, reporting 32,367 highway deaths in 2011. This figure reflects a decrease of 1.9 percent from the previous year and is the lowest number reported in 60 years. The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), a roadway safety trade association, believes a national...

2012-12-10 16:20:54

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide, more than 1.2 million traffic fatalities occur yearly, and the lives of pedestrians account for a third of those lost. In the United States, pedestrians make up 12 percent of deaths from traffic collisions. According to a newly published study, male pedestrians struck by vehicles are more than twice as likely to die as their female counterparts. Motao Zhu, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor at the West Virginia University School of...

2012-12-10 08:21:21

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- INRIX, a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services, launched the INRIX Gridlock Index (IGI), a new monthly report that measures the intensity of gridlock in 10 of the largest cities in the US. In October 2012, the aggregate IGI score was 17.6, meaning the average driving trip in these cities took almost 18 percent longer than necessary, due to traffic. October's traffic congestion data shows that while we are...

2012-11-14 12:20:40

BARCELONA, Spain, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During Smart City Expo and World Congress, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the City of Lyon, France, today announced a first-of-a-kind analytics technology that brings new intelligence to the city's transportation management center. The pilot gives transportation engineers real-time decision support on steps to reduce traffic congestion and enable faster incident response time when an unexpected event occurs. (Logo:...

2012-11-02 19:20:11

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Traffic in the New York metropolitan area is flowing smoothly through the Friday evening rush hour cutting travel times by 30 percent compared to a typical commute. Traffic speeds on Manhattan streets were anywhere from 10-15 mph faster than normal. Vehicle restrictions requiring passenger cars have at least 3 occupants to cross available bridges and tunnels combined with fuel shortages at local gas stations kept vehicles off local roads...