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The Department Of Transportation Wants Cars To Disable Texting While Driving

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In an effort to reduce the number of deaths each year due to distracted driving, the Department of Transportation has created a set of guidelines for automakers that aims to reduce the use of mobile devices while in motion. To do so, the DOT wants cars to disable functions...
The Department Of Transportation Wants Cars To Disable Texting While Driving
Department of Transportation thinks cars should stop you from texting while driving
U.S. government asks citizens how they feel about requiring black boxes in cars

US Transportation agency backs public use of self-driving cars, urges states to adopt legislation

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The key to road safety may lie in self-driving cars. That's the general conclusion of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recently released policy report which urges states to draw up legislation that encourages testing of automated autos. Currently, only three states (i.e., California, Nevada and Florida) have enacted...
US Transportation agency backs public use of self-driving cars, urges states to adopt legislation
Privacy experts warn that new car black box bill doesn't go far enough

Report: NASA will study sudden unintended acceleration problem

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Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Toyota Who do you call when automobiles are rocketing (intentional pun) out of control? As it turns out, the answer is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, aka NASA. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has enlisted the help...
Report: NASA will study sudden unintended acceleration problem
Federal ban on cellphone use sought by US Transportation Secretary

US road safety agency issues policy on driverless cars

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Self-driving vehicle technology is not yet at a stage that it can be authorized for use by the public for general driving, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation recommendation to state governments.If a state decides to permit operation of self-driving vehicles other than for testing, at a minimum...
US road safety agency issues policy on driverless cars

The Father of the Cell Phone Wants to Stop You From Text-Driving

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Thirty years ago, Motorola’s Marty Cooper made the first ever call on a cell phone. Now he has invented a device to prevent texting while driving or, as Gawker puts it, driving while intexticated. Cooper, who is 83 years old, thinks texting while driving is a serious and overlooked problem....
The Father of the Cell Phone Wants to Stop You From Text-Driving
US Department of Transportation wants to require 'black box' recorders in all new vehicles

US Department Of Transportation Says Self-Driving Cars Could Save Lives

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Google has a grand vision for driverless cars and has already made claims that self-driving cars could save lives. Now, the U.S. Department of Transportation is somewhat backing that claim. In its first official policy on autonomous vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that cars with features like automatic braking...
US Department Of Transportation Says Self-Driving Cars Could Save Lives

University of Michigan connects 3,000 cars for year-long safety pilot

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Road safety continues to be a major concern for both researchers and car makers alike. Yesterday saw yet another real-world trial kicking off, this time on a much grander scale. A total of 3,000 vehicles in Ann Arbor, Michigan are taking part in a 12-month project run by the...
University of Michigan connects 3,000 cars for year-long safety pilot
Backup cameras destined for failure? Automakers opt for cheap, low-tech mirrors

NHTSA details new sound requirements for hybrids and EVs travelling under 18 mph

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It's a requirement that many such vehicles will already meet, but the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has now detailed just what sort of sounds all hybrids and EVs will have to make when they're travelling at speeds under 18 miles per hour. Namely, they'll have to make...
NHTSA details new sound requirements for hybrids and EVs travelling under 18 mph

Google Takes Another Step Toward Putting Self-Driving Cars On Your Highway (GOOG)

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Google's self-driving cars make too much sense not to be everywhere soon.  They're safer than human drivers.  And, other than dealing with snow on the ground, the technology behind them is pretty much there. The big remaining hold-up is laws. So, it's notable that Google just took a big step...
Google Takes Another Step Toward Putting Self-Driving Cars On Your Highway (GOOG)
The road ahead: How we'll get to 54.5 mpg by 2025

This smart car locks out calls and texts, but only when it senses heavy traffic

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Ford wants to shut off access to your cellphone and texting while driving but only when the highway is jammed and you’ve got enough to do already. Biometric sensors in the seat and steering wheel measure stresses on the driver, while sonar, radar and cameras measure traffic flow around the...
This smart car locks out calls and texts, but only when it senses heavy traffic
First flying car completes test flight, on target for commercial availability in 2012

That Touchscreen Typeface Is Ugly. And Maybe Fatal

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Touchscreens are becoming the new car dashboard. They are also new to most drivers, often busy to look at and fussy to operate, giving the commuting world new distractions. Now, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say something as simple as a better typeface on screens can significantly decrease...
That Touchscreen Typeface Is Ugly. And Maybe Fatal
Google brings highway traffic safety expert on board to help with its self-driving cars
Federal Agency wants black boxes in every car by September 2014

Deputy Administrator of NHTSA joins Google as Director of Safety for Self-Driving Cars

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El Goog has been experimenting with autonomous vehicles for a while, and now it's hiring a government man to help handle the red tape and get them on the roads. Ron Medford will be leaving his job as second in command (Deputy Administrator) at the National Highway Traffic Safety...
Deputy Administrator of NHTSA joins Google as Director of Safety for Self-Driving Cars
Terrafugia's street-legal prototype flying car makes maiden flight

Terrafugia's Transition aircraft not likely to see production this year

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Terrafugia's Transition flying car (or driveable plane) has stayed out of the spotlight since we caught a glimpse of it last year, but AOL Autos recently checked-in with the daring manufacturer to gauge its progress. Sure, the prototype has already scored a VIN from the National Highway Traffic Safety...
Terrafugia's Transition aircraft not likely to see production this year

Twitter Launches Ads For Small Businesses, Google, Facebook Track Users On Safari, Amazon Overtakes Samsung As #2 Tablet Seller

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.Twitter And Amex Launch Ads For Small Businesses. Twitter is making it easier for small business owners to set up business accounts and promote tweets. Partnering up with American Express, Twitter's offering the first 10,000 eligible businesses $100 in...
Twitter Launches Ads For Small Businesses, Google, Facebook Track Users On Safari, Amazon Overtakes Samsung As #2 Tablet Seller

U.S. Wants Automakers' Help In Stopping In-Car Facebook, Twitter Use

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is asking car makers to design in-dash control panels to block users from accessing Facebook, Twitter and other social networks while the vehilce is in motion. In non-binding guidelines released Thursday by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, automakers are also asked to block users from...
U.S. Wants Automakers' Help In Stopping In-Car Facebook, Twitter Use

Technology dreamers given window to future in The Jetsons

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Futuristic technology was given a platform in The Jetsons. Now, the cartoon that made you smile and dream of what could be has turned 50. While we don't yet have flying cars with bubble gas transporting people around, robots that walk and talk and so-called "roadable aircraft" do exist....
Technology dreamers given window to future in The Jetsons
Self-driving cars hold 'great promise' for saving thousands of lives, says US government official
Booting Up: Google Hires a Go-To Government Guy for Self-Driving Cars

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, HTC, YHOO, AMZN, MSFT)

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Good morning. Here comes news. Color, the app startup that raised $41 million pre-launch, is shutting down. HTC says reports that it is paying Apple $6 every time it sells a phone are false. Yahoo stock hit an 18-month high. Yahoo is considering buying TVGuide.com for ~$20 million. Google hired Ron...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, HTC, YHOO, AMZN, MSFT)
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