Tag Archives: Distracted Driving

Smartphone app rewards good driving with coffee

Toyota Driving Barista app trialled in Japan to reduce distracted driving amongst young people in the country. A campaign has been running in Japan in which three major companies have teamed together to reward drivers for not using their mobile …

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Survey shows main in-car distractions

Distractions caused by occupants, mobile phones and music have been cited as the main causes of accidents and near misses in Britain. New research has uncovered the dangerous driving habits which are causing accidents on UK roads, with in-car distractions, …

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UK drivers harbour double standards in driver behaviour

A survey by a motoring assistance organisation reveals the UK motoring public have double standards concerning offences and enforcement. Results of a survey conducted by GEM Motoring Assist confirm we’re a nation guilty of double standards when it comes to …

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RoSPA urges people not to call drivers on their phones

In a campaign against distracted driving in the UK, callers are being urged to delay placing calls to people they know are driving until the journey’s end. During this week, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) in the UK is …

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Partnership works on radar based gesture control

Google and Harman are working together on in-vehicle audio systems including Project Soli for precise and intuitive gesture control. The combined high technology expertise of both Harman and Google will yield the modular audio systems of the car of the …

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Smartphone dock with voice recognition and gesture control

A dashboard mounting for smartphones and accompanying app aims to reduce distracted driving by enabling voice activation and gesture control capabilities. Logitech has introduced the Logi ZeroTouch Air Vent and Logi ZeroTouch Dashboard smart car mounts for Android smartphones that …

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Anti-texting emoticon sculpture appears in Miami

Local communication company places dramatic sculpture on the streets of Miami to discourage residents from texting whilst driving. The laws on using mobile telephones whilst driving in the American state of Florida fall way behind many of the other states …

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Freight industry supports phone use penalties

The FTA believes technology based enforcement measures needed to support increased penalties for mobile phone use by drivers. Responding to proposed changes to penalties on drivers using a hand-held mobile phone, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said that better …

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Stiffer distracted driving penalty consultation opens

Proposed increases in penalties for smartphone use whilst driving is a step in the right direction but doesn’t go the whole way, says the IAM. A public consultation has been opened by the Department for Transport (DfT) regarding the proposal …

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Safe mobile productivity partnership

HARMAN and Microsoft collaborate on bringing improvements to in-car productivity without compromising driver safety. Infotainment and vehicle connectivity specialist HARMAN has entered into a collaborative partnership with software giant, Microsoft to provide new mobile productivity services. These services will complement …

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