Self Driving Car Technology Blamed For First Fatality

22 Jul

On May 7th, 2016 a Tesla Motor Model S driver, 40 year-old Joshua Brown, was killed while using Tesla’s Autopilot mode. Driving on the highway, the bright sky confused the car’s sensor system, which failed to activate the brakes when an 18-wheel truck and trailer crossed the highway in Williston, Florida. The Model S drove straight towards […]

The Dangers of Pokémon GO

11 Jul

Pokemon Go Arrive Alive Don't Play And Drive

Pokémon have invaded reality–augmented reality, that is. Thousands of people who have “gotta catch ‘em all” have been running into streets, private property, police stations, holes, robbers, and even a dead body since Nintendo released the new app Pokémon GO.  What is Pokémon GO? Pokémon GO is an augmented reality game available as an app on smartphones. The […]

A 6-month-old And a 3-year-old Die Inside of Hot Cars In Texas

23 Jun

child in a hot car

The temperature inside of a car should not be underestimated. Leaving a child or a small animal in a locked car during the summer can be fatal. Such was the case in two recent incidents in Texas where a 6-month-old girl and a 3-year-old boy both died after being stuck in hot cars. Hot car […]

California Driver May Soon Face A “Road Charge”

6 May

california roads

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


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 […]