Fleets of driverless cars could smoothen traffic by at least 35%

The roads of the future could be safer and faster if all cars were autonomous.

Almost 40% of teen drivers text while driving

Don’t text and drive. That’s all.

Your car’s vibrations are making you a lousier driver — by lulling you to sleep

Naptastic.

Australian Committee thinks it should be OK for drunk people to use autonomous cars

Drink and let the car drive!

Aggressive driving burns up to 40% more fuel and can waste one dollar per gallon

Ah cost, the ultimate motivator.

The first self-driving taxis are here — and by “here” I mean Singapore

A small start-up brought self-driving taxies to the streets.

How bringing cougars to cities could actually save lives

These big cats could save a lot of people — if we let them.

Simulate your way out of (or into) the perfect traffic jam

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.

A sixth sense protects distracted drivers when they are absent-minded or upset, but not texting

It’s almost like a sixth sense that protects you – but it doesn’t help you at all when you’re texting.

Expert warns smart-cars will promote sex behind the wheel and distracted driving

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.

Legal, but not safe: small distractions make driving drunk lethal

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.