Category Archives: accidents

Solving the Traffic Jam Problem – Getting Cities Moving Again

I got pretty excited when I read the press release about Volkswagen getting together with D-Wave, using quantum computing to demonstrate real time traffic optimised routing at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon which starts tomorrow. I wish I was … Continue reading

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You’ve Got To Stop Those Hacking Waze, Baby

I was told about a great new route to commute to work by a colleague and it was really good for a while. The 14km trip took about an hour by motorway and not much quicker taking the main arterial … Continue reading

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Why I think an Autonomous Vehicle Won’t Be Able to Reliably Guess Where a Pedestrian Will Go

In 2016, Volvo ‘promised’ that we would have ‘Deathproof Cars’ by 2020. That’s next year! You may also recall that about this time last year, an Autonomous Uber Volvo crashed and killed a pedestrian. According to the NTSB the car … Continue reading

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Is Google Maps Competing with Waze for Real Time Traffic?

“We’re excited about the prospect of enhancing Google Maps with some of the traffic update features provided by Waze and enhancing Waze with Google’s search capabilities.” Continue reading

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Trucks to be able to Share Black Ice Information with Aftermarket Solution

There have been some great stories of V2V communications but they have typically been proprietary. Volvo for example are developing some wonderful systems whereby a truck can share information about a crash or other conditions, with other Volvo trucks, or … Continue reading

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You may not want to watch this video, but it could save a life from driver distraction.

I’ve written a lot of blogs about driver distraction lately. It’s the season to be jolly, but it’s hectic, busy, stressful and very easy to lose concentration for a brief moment. I have lost close friends through driver distraction, most … Continue reading

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10 Ways Not to Die in Your Car in A Split Second

US statistics from last year say that this weekend 18 people WILL DIE due to driver distraction. Continue reading

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Are you a rubbernecker?

Ever wonder why it takes you so long to get home on the freeway when the crash is going in the other direction?  It never ceases to amaze me how many people just need a quick loopy look. Just a … Continue reading

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Introducing the self-driving bicycle in the Netherlands

This spring, Google is introducing the self-driving bicycle in Amsterdam, the world’s premier cycling city. The Dutch cycle more than any other nation i Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.youtube.com I’m a day behind on this story, but it will probably … Continue reading

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How to Teach an Autonomous Car to Drive – Gizmodo

Driving a car is easy. Engine on, eyes open, foot on the gas and you’re all set. So why is it taking autonomous cars so long to learn? Source: gizmodo.com So we can deal with inaccurate maps as long as … Continue reading

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