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Safety Groups Seek End to Roadway Fatalities

A coalition of safety groups has released an ambitious plan to eliminate roadway deaths by 2050 in response to rising fatalities in recent years that have reversed the progress of earlier decades.

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Work-Related Collisions Account for 40% of Driving Accidents

About 40% of motor vehicle accidents are work-related, which poses a significant risk to employees who drive for their jobs, according to a new report based on U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.

29% of Accidents Occur within 1 Minute of Max Speed

A recent analysis of patterns in accident data finds that 29% of accidents happened within one minute of the driver reaching the maximum speed during their trip. The remaining 71% of accidents occurred within the first 10 minutes of reaching maximum speed.

Mobility Research Center Opens in Michigan with Microsoft Support

Microsoft is the exclusive data and cloud provider for the mobility center at the historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan.

U.S. Drivers Warming Up to Fully-Autonomous Cars

Drivers in the U.S. are beginning to embrace autonomous vehicles, with the percentage of American drivers afraid to ride in self-driving vehicles dropping significantly from a previous report by AAA.

Video: Report Urges Lowering Driver Blood Alcohol Limits

To reduce alcohol-related crashes, a new National Academies of Sciences study also recommends raising alcohol taxes and requiring interlocks for all DWI offenders.

Nissan's Seamless Autonomous Mobility System

Nissan North America relied on NASA technology to develop Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM), a platform for managing fleets of autonomous vehicles. At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Nissan announced further R&D collaboration with NASA. Video courtesy of Nissan. For the full story, click here.

Toyota to Show Next-Gen Autonomous Research Vehicle

Toyota Research Institute will show its next-generation automated driving research vehicle that provides 360-degree awareness of about 650 feet around the vehicle at CES.

Mercedes-Benz's Intelligent World Drive

As part of its Intelligent World Drive project, Mercedes-Benz is testing autonomous driving functions on all five continents using a vehicle based on the S-Class. For the full story, click here. 

Toyota's Two Vehicle Automation Modes

Toyota Research Institute demonstrates Toyota's Guardian and Chauffeur automated driving modes in a test vehicle. For the latest update on testing these modes, click here. Video courtesy of Toyota/YouTube and Alpha Squad.