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TrafficSafe to present masterclass in ERA-GLONASS

Masterclass to provide information on how the Russian ERA-GLONASS emergency response system is expected to improve safety on roads in the CIS. Russia’s forthcoming Emergency Roadside Assist or ERA-GLONASS system will provide automatic emergency calling capability to vehicles involved in …

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Driving the Aixam Coupe S light quadricycle

TrafficSafe visited the UK headquarters of Aixam to discuss the company’s Coupe S quadricycle and try it on the road. Despite having been around on the European circuit since 1983 manufacturing private and commercial quadricycles under the Aixam and Mega …

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Traffic attitudes and the careful way of Japanese Driving

Johan Hjelm shares his experience of driving in Japan and the careful attitudes of the Japanese drivers which make their roads run smoothly. Guest writer Johan Hjelm has considerable experience of driving in other cultures, most notably in Japan where …

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New Year accidents plague Russia’s roads

Twenty people killed in just three of the reported accidents on one day in provincial Russia as the violence on the country’s roads shows no sign of abating. Around 90 people die every day on Russia’s roads and the figure …

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GreenRoad places driver risk management system on smartphone platform

TrafficSafe spoke to GreenRoad following its announcement of the Asimov driver performance and risk management system for Android. In-vehicle telematics, navigation, fleet management and communication systems seem to be inexorably gravitating towards the use of smartphone platforms and away from …

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TrafficSafe to Present Workshop at M2M Telematics Conference

Pre-Conference workshop to address fleet safety improvements through telematic driver monitoring. TrafficSafe MD Jonathan Newell will be running a workshop on imroving fleet safety through the use of driver monitoring through telematics technology. The workshop will form part of the …

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The Fatal Flaw In US Motorcycle Helmet Legislation

With 10 motorcyclists dying every day on American roads, less than half of all states have legislation demanding that all motorcycle riders wear a helmet. The map of America is continuing to change for motorcyclists but not for the better. …

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Traffic and Vehicle Management Systems Vulnerable to Gauss Cyber Threat

Emerging cyber threats such as the Stuxnet and Gauss malware are increasingly being used against critical infrastructure systems including vehicle and traffic management systems. With recent widespread press coverage about the Gauss malware, the latest cyber security threat to cast …

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Engine falls out of badly maintained bus in Asia

Bizarre accident in Asia illustrates the need for regulating agencies such as VOSA in the UK. The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) in the UK is a Government agency set up to provide licensing and testing services to freight …

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Driving Without Insurance Deemed Socially Unacceptable

Survey indicates people in the UK would favour stiffer penalties for drivers using the road without insurance cover. Questions of insurance never seem to fail to elevate emotions and start a heated debate. Many of us have at some time …

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