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Evasive Steering Assist: Fords to Automatically Steer Around Road Obstacles

Evasive Steering Assist

With the release of its Evasive Steering Assist, Ford is aiming to reduce collisions by automatically steering around obstacles in the roadway ahead. When faced with an obstacle just ahead, most drivers will go ahead and start to turn the steering wheel, to steer around the object. But many times drivers turn the wheel too…

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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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Self-Honking Horns to Prevent Pedestrian Injuries

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The most vulnerable road users of all, pedestrians are at great risk of injury and death, should a vehicle-pedestrian collision occur.  That’s why Volvo, always a prolific purveyor of safety technologies, has created a system that detects nearby pedestrians.  What’s new about this is that once a pedestrian is detected, the vehicle will automatically sound…

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

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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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