Tag: Traffic

Falcon Heavy Launch Expected To Cause A Lot Of Traffic Over The Weekend

SpaceX Falcon Heavy will likely lift off on Sunday between 6:36 p.m. and 8:35 p.m. The officers from Kennedy Space Center Protective Services will be enforcing restricted access around the launch area.

Space April 6, 2019

New Jersey Town Fines Drivers To Fight Google Maps And Waze Traffic

A town in New Jersey is fighting back against the influx of drivers due to Google Maps and Waze. Drivers from outside of the town will face a serious fine if they're caught driving in it.

Google December 28, 2017

Not La La Land After All: Los Angeles Is World’s Most Traffic-Congested City

Los Angeles has emerged in a global traffic scorecard as the city with the worst traffic congestion in the world. Find out about other U.S. cities in the top 10, and what likely fueled traffic congestion in these places.

Public Health February 21, 2017

Uber Movement Tool Provides Cities With Detailed Traffic Data

The just-released Movement tool from Uber could aid city governments and urban planners make informed decisions based on passenger data. The tool, limited to several cities at present, culls rider data and stores it in a vast network of traffic information.

Internet January 9, 2017

How To Reduce Noise Pollution At Home

A recent study shows that living near areas with busy traffic can increase people's risk for dementia. Find out how you can tackle the problem of noise pollution at home.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017

Medical Marijuana: Traffic Deaths Drop In States That Legalized Cannabis Use

While the debate on medical marijuana continues, a surprising new finding relating to its legalization has surfaced. Traffic death rates dropped significantly in states that legalized the use of medical marijuana.

Public Health December 30, 2016

Uber Wants To Build Small Planes To Beat Traffic In Cities [Video]

Uber’s head of products, Jeff Holden, recently announced that the sky is the limit for the car sharing service. Uber said it will research vertical take-off and landing airplanes (VTOL) to expand mobility choices for its customers.

Car Tech September 26, 2016

Riding In Style: China's Futuristic 'Straddling Bus' Is Elevated To Travel Above Car Traffic

China tested an elevated bus that allows car traffic to pass underneath it. Meet TEB-1, the working prototype that could save time, money and health of Chinese commuters.

Car Tech August 3, 2016

Waze Launches New Routing Feature So Nervous Drivers Don’t Have To Do The Thing They Hate

Waze launched a new routing feature for Los Angeles drivers that eliminates the need to make turns at 'difficult intersections.'

Apps/Software June 17, 2016

China May Become World Leader In Self-Driving Car Industry

China has been leading the race in the development of self-driving cars. Chinese carmakers are set to showcase their progress in the latest trends in electric cars, offering a snapshot of the new trends in the world's largest auto market.

Car Tech April 25, 2016

Elon Musk Wants To Delete Heavy Traffic From Your Vocabulary With This Futuristic Public Transportation Plan

Elon Musk hinted at a Tesla project, which is aimed at reducing heavy traffic from urban cities. Musk said that the futuristic transportation system will take commuters to their final destination than to a bus stop.

Car Tech April 23, 2016

Vehicles That Talk To Each Other May Eliminate Need For Traffic Lights

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

Woman Pulls Over Police Officer For Speeding, Gets Apology

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

Report: Uber Doesn't Contribute To Traffic Congestion In New York City After All

According to a recent report, Uber doesn't lead to a higher level of traffic congestion, at least in New York City. The report was ordered after a disagreement between Uber and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Apps/Software January 15, 2016

Bing Maps Now Use Traffic Cameras To Show Road Conditions, Real-Time Traffic Snapshots

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

NSC Report Shows Increase In US Traffic Deaths

The number of deaths and serious injuries caused by traffic accidents in the US has dramatically increased in the first half of this year compared to last year. The improving economy and cheaper gas prices, overspeeding and cell phone distractions are the most common causes of road accidents. This year just might be the deadliest driving year yet, since 2007.

Life August 18, 2015

Noisy Roads Can Shorten Your Lifespan, Says Study

A study carried out in London shows the link between high levels of road noise and increased risks of death.

Life June 24, 2015

Giant Robots Help Direct Traffic In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Our robot overlords are already here, and they are directing traffic.

Geek March 5, 2015

Llamas Zigzag Through Arizona Traffic: Twitterverse Monitored #LlamaDrama

Two suspects on the run lead police on a high speed chase. Did we mention they were llamas?

Internet Culture February 27, 2015

YouTube Still Not Raking In Profits For Google: Report

Sources reveal to The Wall Street Journal that despite making revenues of $4 billion in 2014, Google's YouTube is still only roughly breaking even.

Business February 26, 2015

Google Maps Wants To Help You Avoid Thanksgiving Traffic

Google Maps analyzed the Thanksgiving traffic for 21 cities across America. Follow the company's advice to avoid getting stuck in your car for the entire holiday.

Internet Culture November 18, 2014

Goodbye delivery trucks. Belgian city builds a beer pipeline. Yes, a beer pipeline!

Construction was approved in Belgium to build a beer pipeline linking a 500 year old brewery with a nearby bottling facility. All in an effort to decrease traffic along the famous canals.

Internet Culture September 26, 2014

Where do the rudest drivers live? One hint (and a bit of a surprise), it's not NY or NJ

The state with the rudest drivers is Idaho. Yup, New York landed third on the ranking and New Jersey is in spot number eight.

Arts & Culture September 15, 2014

Hacking into traffic lights with a laptop is apparently scarily easy

Hacking into the network of traffic lights is not only possible, but also easy to do. Researchers are worried that the industry is not taking security seriously. Bored hackers would be able to make all lights green or change road signs through their laptops.

Geek August 22, 2014

Ranking the best U.S. states to travel in this summer. Pacific Northwest, West Coast beat all

Using some interesting metrics, new study ranks the top states to travel in this summer and also points out the worst. Oregon led the way while Mississippi was rated the worst.

Arts & Culture July 7, 2014

Bee swarm at toll plaza is a sight few drivers will forget (Video)

Swarm of 40,000 bees descends on toll booths on Pennsylvania Turnpike. Experts are called out to corral and remove the swarm.

Animals June 19, 2014

Worse traffic commute in the U.S.? LA takes top ranking

Los Angeles has the worst traffic in North America, a study from TomTom reveals. That doesn't come as a surprise for LA residents.

FUTURE TECH June 6, 2014

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