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Driving Barista: Preventing Distracted Driving by “Bribing” Drivers with Coffee

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Distracted driving remains an enormous traffic safety issue, being involved in thousands of crashes every year- no surprise there.  What is new is a novel way of preventing distracted driving, using an app that monitors one’s driving. Using cell phones’ on-board gyro-sensors, the system measures the amount of time the phone remains face-down while the…

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U.S. Drivers Waste $2.1 Billion Annually on Premium Gasoline

Premium Gasoline

American drivers wasted more than $2.1 billion dollars in the last year by using premium gasoline in vehicles designed to run on regular fuel, according to a new study by AAA.  With 16.5 million U.S. drivers having used premium fuel despite the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation in the last 12 months, AAA conducted a comprehensive fuel…

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Drivers to Get Live Traffic Updates from Buses Just Ahead

London Bus Traffic Updates

Today’s phone-based navigation systems provide a wealth of live traffic information to drivers.  However, they still require drivers to take their eyes off the road and physically look at the phone, with predictable results- many rear-end crashes.  (You’ve likely heard that taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds doubles your chance of…

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