California Driver May Soon Face A “Road Charge”

6 May

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With California’s roads in desperate need of repair, the state has proposed a potential new solution: the California Road Charge. This idea was proposed as Senate Bill (SB) 1077 last year and allows the state to test how feasible this “Road Charge” would be. The bill also established the Technical Advisory Committee to test this possibility […]

“Textalyzer” May Come to New York

25 Apr

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What is “Textalyzer”? Backed by the Israeli Firm, Cellebrite, which assists FBI agents with decrypting phones, including the terrorist’s iPhone from the recent San Bernardino attack, the Textalyzer device would allow police officers at a crash scene to see if the perpetrator had been texting. In lieu of New York’s texting and driving laws, the aim of […]

How Can A Workplace Reduce Distracted Driving?

19 Apr

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Each year distracted driving kills thousands and injures hundreds of thousands of people. Last year, the roads saw an alarming spike in traffic deaths, nearly reaching the highest number of fatalities since 2007.  As the problem worsens, people and organizations scramble for methods to reduce road fatalities. One avenue is to cut down on distracted driving. […]

The Science Behind Distracted Driving

12 Apr

A recent DMEautomotive poll found that drivers perform all kind of distracting activities, including reading an email or newspaper, flossing or brushing their teeth, changing their clothes, and taking photographs. Distracted driving can involve more than just your cellphone. Three types of distracted driving exist: visual, cognition, and physical, which you can learn more about here. […]

Can Google’s Flow Platform Help Decongest City Traffic?

4 Apr

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A parent company of Google, Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs aims to create the Flow platform designed to help the United States smooth out the heavy traffic seen in major cities. Sidewalk Labs is considered a “smart city” company and strives to solve the urban problems of today. What is the Flow Platform? Described as a “transportation […]