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Seeing is believing: Eye-tracking technology could help make driving safer

September 26, 2019

“Keep your eyes on the road.” With the recent advances in vehicle-assisted safety technology and in-car displays, this…
Want to take a dog on a road trip? You must do it safely

September 2, 2019

Our pets are our best friends and we want to have adventures with them. There is nothing better…
Speeding cars are still most likely to get themselves in traffic accidents

August 22, 2019

Texting, talking on the phone, falling asleep – there are many dangerous things that you might do behind…
An image series shows how a new retroreflective material can be used to make a color-changing speed limit sign. Boxes A-F show how the sign changes color, from the perspective of drivers on the road, as they pass by. Image credit: Fan et al., Sci. Adv. 2019; 5 : eaaw8755. This work is licensed under CC BY-NC
New retroreflective material could be used in nighttime color-changing road signs

August 13, 2019

A thin film that reflects light in intriguing ways could be used to make road signs that shine…
Study: new cars are safer, but women most likely to suffer injury

July 15, 2019

Cars built in the last decade have been shown to be safer than older models, including in the…
Do you know what a Dutch Reach is? It can prevent injuries of many cyclists

July 1, 2019

Cyclists are less noticeable and less protected than car drivers and passengers. You really do have to be…
Legal Marijuana Reduces Chronic Pain, But Increases Injuries and Car Accidents

May 16, 2019

The legalization of recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in its abuse, injury due to overdoses, and…
People on cannabis are dangerous on the road, but not as much as you think

May 12, 2019

The use of cannabis is on the rise. And it will be for a very long time, because…
HANS device – how a simple brace met with scepticism revolutionized safety in racing

March 15, 2019

Racing cars do not have airbags. With the speeds they are dealing with an airbag could do more…
Augmented reality can remove lorry’s blind spots

March 6, 2019

Three students have developed a system that eliminates blind spots by creating the illusion for the driver that…
Warning: Automated cars and their operators fail to detect dangers

March 4, 2019

Automated cars are becoming more common, but they still require drivers to react to dangers that aren’t detected…
Top 5 Dangers of Self-Driving Cars

February 26, 2019

Self-driving cars are no longer science-fiction; they are just around the corner of becoming mainstream. The idea is…
Final project can boost racing car performance

February 26, 2019

Safety cages are mandatory safety equipment in open racing cars, as they are the only thing protecting the…
New interactive website puts street safety data at your fingertips

February 26, 2019

As programs manager for Bike Bakersfield, a nonprofit bicycle advocacy coalition in Southern California, Asha Chandy hears scary…
Scientists use smartphones to improve dismal rating of nation’s civil infrastructure

February 19, 2019

In the United States, aging civil infrastructure systems are deteriorating on a massive scale. A recent report by…
Researchers use metric specific technology to keep seniors safer on the road

January 21, 2019

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering research team is taking a hard look at car crashes involving drivers 65…
Seattle bike share programs show infrequent helmet use, little disparity in access to bikes among neighborhoods

January 16, 2019

People riding free-floating bike share rentals in Seattle are wearing helmets infrequently, according to a new analysis conducted…
More Than Half of People Taking Cannabis for Chronic Pain Report Driving While High

January 14, 2019

More than half of people who take medical cannabis for chronic pain say they’ve driven under the influence…
Research Confirms That Studded Winter Tires Do Way More Harm Than Good

December 12, 2018

Studded winter tires can help improve traction for driving on icy roads, but there have long been questions…
Is it possible to survive lying down between railroad tracks under a passing train?

December 4, 2018

He is running, but there is no way he can get out of the way. A train is…
New study buckles down on child car seat use in ride-share vehicles

November 6, 2018

Traveling with young children can be a challenge. As ride-share apps continue to surge in popularity, transporting children…
Research investigates ‘smart’ highway signs to prevent wrong-way driving crashes

November 5, 2018

Innovative traffic safety research from Florida State University, incorporating a fascinating mix of engineering and psychology, is being…
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Safety Data Challenge Semi-Finalists

October 28, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the five semi-finalists who are advancing to the next stage of…
What would happen if you engaged electronic parking brake while driving?

October 26, 2018

You know what‘s fun? Hand brake turns. Sure they might be illegal in some places and they can…
AI-powered pedestrians will be used for autonomous vehicles test simulations

October 23, 2018

New £2.7m research programme will use Artificial Intelligence powered pedestrians & other road users to test autonomous vehicles.…
Young Canadians face heightened crash risk after consuming cannabis, new study finds

October 18, 2018

Young Canadians are more at risk of a vehicle crash even five hours after inhaling cannabis, according to…
Autonomous Vehicles and Construction Sites: Technological Challenges and Possible Solutions

October 13, 2018

The concept of artificial intelligence may have once been far-fetched, but in 2018, it’s everywhere you look. We…
Why do women and obese passengers suffer the worst car-crash injuries?

October 3, 2018

Until recently, diversity was not a critical priority for highway safety engineers. To be fair, they were dealing…
People with dementia need support when hanging up the keys

September 29, 2018

We as human want to be mobile. We want to move around, see things and meet people. And…
Mathematicians calculate the safest way home

September 24, 2018

Maths and computer science experts have devised a way of scoring the safety of any given area using…
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