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November 15, 2017

Toyota Safety Researchers Launch Five Projects

The new projects, part of a broader five-year program, are aimed at facilitating a safe transition to future mobility.

October 5, 2017

Infotainment Systems Further Distract Drivers, Study Finds

New research from AAA concludes that all 30 of the infotainment systems evaluated demanded too much of the driver’s attention during use.  

September 19, 2017

Tech Developed to Detect Distracted Driving

Researchers at the University of Waterloo create a system that recognizes such distracting actions as texting, talking on a cell phone and reaching into the backseat.

September 13, 2017

How Driverless Cars Will Signal Their Next Move

Ford teams with Virginia Tech on a research project investigating how driverless vehicles can best communicate with other road users, including pedestrians.

September 13, 2017

Pedestrians React to 'Driverless' Van

Ford and Virginia Tech recently teamed on a research project aimed at learning how driverless vehicles might communicate and interact with other road users. The Ford Transit Connect used in the experiment wasn't really driverless, but it sure looked like it was. Video courtesy of Ford. For the full story, click here.

September 8, 2017

Can Drivers Overly Rely on Driver Assistance Tech?

Research from IIHS and MIT AgeLab suggests that drivers can be susceptible to distraction while using a parking assist feature.

August 31, 2017

Study Compares Human Drivers and Autonomous Vehicle Technologies

A report from the University of Michigan assesses the strengths and weaknesses of human drivers and the various technologies used in self-driving cars.

August 16, 2017

How Do Distracted Drivers Physically Respond?

Texting while driving is much riskier than driving while emotionally upset or daydreaming, according to a new study from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

August 9, 2017

What Looks Like a Driverless Van Really Isn't

How will other drivers respond when they discover they're sharing the road with a driverless vehicle? A researcher from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute dressed up as a car seat to find out. Video courtesy of CNN and ARLnow.com.

August 4, 2017

More Driver Deaths Tied to Opioids

The prevalence of prescription opioid use has led to a rise in opioid-linked driver fatalities, a new study from Columbia University finds.

July 13, 2017

Following Another Vehicle Leads to Risky Driving

A new study from Arizona State University concludes that drivers who follow another car to a destination are more likely to drive dangerously.

June 12, 2017

Most American Cars of 2017 Named

A trio of General Motors mid-size SUVs has been named the most American vehicles of 2017 by American University's Frank DuBois, who releases his Made in America Auto Index every year.

August 10, 2016

Toyota Invests $22M In Autonomous Vehicle, Robotics Research

Toyota has committed $22 million toward a new research institute at the University of Michigan that will explore autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, and robotics, the automaker has announced.

July 7, 2016

Video: Iowa Summit Spotlights Drowsy Driving

The conference brings together law enforcement, transportation safety leaders, and public health professionals in the quest to combat driver fatigue.

June 28, 2016

Younger Drivers Still Use Cell Phones When Drowsy

Recent research from Rutgers University found that one in six drivers ages 18 to 25 admitted to using a phone while driving drowsy.

May 12, 2016

Protective ‘Sixth Sense’ Abandons Drivers While Texting

Researchers at the University of Houston and Texas A&M study and compare the driving performances of volunteers in different distraction-laden scenarios.

April 21, 2016

Google Names Parking and Fleet Manager

Philip Garcia was named parking and fleet manager for Google Inc. in Mountain View, Calif. He assumed this position in January 2015.

April 15, 2016

Facebook Adds Transportation Management Personnel

Facebook named Kevin Mathy and Tiffany Seeney transportation managers, and Ward Thomas joined the company's transportation operations.

November 29, 2015

Safety Tip: Dealing With Headlight Glare

In the view of some drivers, this problem has grown much worse. Here's some advice from AAA as well as news about upcoming technology that might help.

November 18, 2015

Researchers Zero in on Self-Driving Car Interiors

Automotive supplier Faurecia and Stanford University join forces to explore innovative ways to keep autonomous vehicle occupants comfortable, confident and engaged.

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