Beleaguered car tech company Uber hit another roadblock when its self-driving car got in an accident in Arizona. The incident brings to question the trustworthiness of autonomous vehicle technology.
Car Tech March 27, 2017
A ‘Pokémon GO’ player discovered a glitch that can bypass the speed limit restriction of the popular mobile game. Developer Niantic put a speed limit restriction on the game to prevent accidents for those playing while driving.
Video Games March 20, 2017
A study by researchers from the National University of Singapore found that yellow taxis have lower accident rates compared with blue taxis. The higher visibility of the yellow taxi cabs is tagged as the primary reason why they are safer.
Life & Style March 8, 2017
Stanford researchers’ version of an air bag bike helmet is a foam helmet that pops out when potential collision is detected. Will you wear one for a safer bike ride?
Healthy Living/Wellness October 5, 2016
Uber just added more safety features for its app, making sure that both the riders and drivers get the most from the car sharing experience. Break reminders and reports on driving smoothness are important parts of the update.
Apps/Software June 30, 2016
BMW aims to increase the safety of its motorcyclists by loading an 'Intelligent Emergency Call' into its bikes. The system recognizes accidents and collisions and hails an emergency service in due time.
Car Tech May 3, 2016
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer confirmed in an exclusive interview with Autocar UK that the supercar Aston Martin Vulcan is getting a road conversion kit so owners can finally drive it on public roads.
Car Tech April 22, 2016
Tesla Model S owner Joshua Brown shared how the car’s autopilot feature saved his life. The Tesla vehicle’s autopilot system was quick to avoid a truck abruptly merging into the same lane, preventing a possible collision.
FUTURE TECH April 20, 2016
MIT scientists plans to develop a technology enabling vehicles to communicate with each other so there will be no need for traffic lights. Though this may not happen anytime soon, this technology is promising.
Earth/Environment March 19, 2016
A woman caught a police car speeding in Miami. In the series of videos, she asked the officer to pull over, explained that he is going too fast, then got an apology from him.
Society February 2, 2016
Night-shift workers who drive home during the daytime while drowsy are at higher risk for getting into car crashes than other drivers. Researchers suggest different ways to avoid accidents caused by drowsy driving.
LIFE December 23, 2015
Bing Maps had an important overhaul this year, and now the Google Maps rival goes even further. The Bing Maps App got access to over 35,000 traffic cameras in 11 countries to help you plan your route seamlessly.
Apps/Software November 25, 2015
Revolights smart lights provide a legal headlight and brake light for cyclists' bicycles, which increase visibility for night riding.
Gadgets October 26, 2015
Researchers warned that hands-free technologies and infotainment systems can put motorists and pedestrians at risks. A study reported up to 27 seconds of inattention after talking to your smartphone or to your car.
FUTURE TECH October 23, 2015
BMW, Honda and Yamaha are focusing on motorcycle safety by establishing the Connected Motorcycle Consortium. The partnership will coordinate the implementation of smart apps for two-wheelers.
FUTURE TECH October 9, 2015
Google is making its driverless cars act in a more 'humanistic' fashion. Will introducing human features beat the project's entire purpose of removing human error and making roads safer?
FUTURE TECH October 1, 2015
Millions have admitted to driving under the influence, according to a CDC report, highlighting the high risk that drunk driving imposes on all motorists on the road.
August 10, 2015
A study has found that UberX, Uber's economy driving service, has resulted in the drop in drinking and driving fatalities by between 3.6 percent and 5.6 percent in cities in California, where it is offered within the first three months of the launch of the service.
Business August 6, 2015
A 40-foot Minion balloon gave motorists a fright when it blew onto a road in Dublin, bringing traffic to a standstill.
Internet Culture August 4, 2015
Daimler’s new autonomous trucks drive themselves once they make it to the highway. The fleet could help reduce road fatalities, and more fuel-efficient driving could also reduce pollution.
FUTURE TECH June 22, 2015
Testicles-shaped bike lights called Bike Balls will definitely attract attention on the road. Bike Balls can be easily hung on a bike seat.
Gadgets May 27, 2015
Take your beer wherever you go? Those touring California might just be able to do that if SB530 becomes law. At the moment, the bill has already passed the state’s senate.
LIFE May 19, 2015
Drugs and alcohol are no longer the top reasons for car crashes involving teen drivers. Distractions, such as talking with others, playing with digital devices, personal grooming and singing are primary actions leading to road accidents.
FUTURE TECH April 6, 2015
A new reflective spray is invisible in daylight but serves as a bright marking when applied to bikes, helmets and clothing. The goal is to make nighttime recreation safer.
FUTURE TECH March 30, 2015
Teens lead busy lives, so it's no surprise for one study to discover that they actually change outfits behind the wheel.
LIFE March 20, 2015
Ford has teamed up with Life360 to integrate the app, along with a Drive Mode, into its SYNC AppLink-enabled vehicles. With the introduction of this feature, Ford intends to promote road safety and responsible driving.
FUTURE TECH December 30, 2014
Increasing regulatory scrutiny of automakers has left a positive mark on the industry. This year’s Top Safety Pick list by the IIHS includes more cars than before.
FUTURE TECH December 26, 2014
Blind spots will hopefully become a thing of the past, with new automotive technology that allows drivers to see more in rear-view mirror.
FUTURE TECH December 19, 2014
Uber vows to take new steps to keep passengers and drivers more secure. So what does it plan to do? Uber doesn’t exactly say.
Society December 19, 2014
A lot of dangers already exist on the road. To keep motorists safe, guardrails are being tested to determine if they are meeting standards set by federal agencies.
FUTURE TECH December 19, 2014
General Motors announces another recall, this time involving sedans and SUVs fitted with low-beam headlamps that stop working.
FUTURE TECH December 2, 2014
Senior citizens that are still driving believe that tougher laws should be implemented for fellow senior citizens that are still on the road. As it stands, only 33 states have additional requirements for license renewals of senior citizen drivers.
FUTURE TECH December 2, 2014
Honda fails to report nearly 2,000 deaths and injuries involving its cars. The car maker chalks it up to errors in data entry and programming.
FUTURE TECH November 25, 2014
New York City drivers will need to step on the brakes. A new law mandating the default speed limit at 25 miles per hour was enforced on Nov. 7.
Society November 9, 2014
Jasmien Claeys had a miraculous survival after her car was totaled by two trucks when she attempted to change lanes a bit too quickly on a freeway in August. She suffered only two broken vertebrae and a crushed hand.
Internet Culture October 16, 2014
The Pedestrian Safety Index, published by Liberty Mutual Insurance, hopes to raise awareness on how to keep pedestrians safe on the streets. It also identifies the best practices in the most pedestrian-safe cities such as Seattle and Boston.
Society October 9, 2014
A new study found that using hands-free devices for cars may be more distracting than making a phone call on a standard smartphone. The findings contradict popular belief among drivers.
FUTURE TECH October 8, 2014
The Subaru WRX is the most ticketed car in the United States, followed closely by a slew of other vehicles that appeal to the younger market.
FUTURE TECH October 1, 2014
A study from the University of Central Florida claims that texting and driving while wearing Google Glass is as distracting as using a smartphone. However, Google Glass users were quicker in recovering from an accident.
Wearable Tech September 29, 2014
A new study reveals that drivers using the Google Glass to send text messages while driving can get distracted. The level of distraction is similar to when a smartphone is used.
Wearable Tech September 26, 2014
A Virginia-based company is working on a radar gun that will detect texts sent by those driving. The device, however, is awaiting legislative approval before it can be produced for use.
FUTURE TECH September 20, 2014
Bicyclists on California roads will feel safer thanks to a new state law that requires drivers to maintain a 3-foot distance. The new law will come into effect from Tuesday, Sept. 16, and aims to promote cyclist safety.
LIFE September 16, 2014
The Navdy is a portable heads-up display that connects with smartphones to show all the things that the driver needs, keeping the hands of the driver on the wheel at all times.
FUTURE TECH August 7, 2014
A woman just escaped death by a whisker after a flying ax breaks through the windshield of her car and lands on her dashboard.
Society August 2, 2014
Delivering performance and affordability, the Buick Regal Premium shines in Consumer Reports' latest road test. The Regal falls just a point shy of a tie with the more expensive BMW 328i.
FUTURE TECH July 23, 2014