The roads of the future could be safer and faster if all cars were autonomous.
Don’t text and drive. That’s all.
Drink and let the car drive!
Ah cost, the ultimate motivator.
A small start-up brought self-driving taxies to the streets.
These big cats could save a lot of people — if we let them.
Computer models like Traffic-Simulation are designed to figure out how each traffic component adds towards a jam. The simulation models various conditions such as number of trucks or cars on the road, average distance and speed of cars, lane geometry and so forth, to explain how they develop.
It’s almost like a sixth sense that protects you – but it doesn’t help you at all when you’re texting.
Will widespread use of smart cars make roads safer or actually more dangerous? One Canadian expert is raising concerns that as automated systems take up the bulk of navigating tasks, drivers will keep their hands less on the driving wheel…and more on the person (persons?) next to them.
Even though driving after drinking small amounts is legal, it’s most definitely not safe, research from the University of Kentucky (UK) in the U.S. finds. Nicholas van Dyke and Mark Fillmore at UK reported that for intoxicated drivers, even those driving under the legally accepted alcohol limit, small distractions such as a text message or dashboard controls are just too much to handle safely. The study provides the first scientific evidence on the impact such distractions have on the ability of liquored drivers to safely control vehicles.