Tag Archives: Distracted Driving

Driver alerts built into aftermarket navigator

The Garmin Drive series of portable navigation devices now feature a range of driver alerts to improve safety on the roads. Garmin’s Drive, DriveSmart, DriveAssist and DriveLuxe models of the popular aftermarket portable navigation devices now feature additional functions to …

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Pupil tracking technology combats driver impairment

HARMAN is demonstrating new in-vehicle safety technology for detecting driver cognitive load using camera-based eye and pupil tracking algorithms. Vehicle infotainment and safety specialist, HARMAN is demonstrating an innovative pupil-based driver monitoring system at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 …

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Connectivity system expands to include Smartphone vehicle apps

Ford is releasing a new version of its connectivity system to take advantage of the smartphone car apps made available for major operating systems. The SYNC connectivity platform for Ford vehicles is being expanded to be available in all 2017 …

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High support in UK for stricter distracted driving penalties

A survey of UK motorists shows extent of mobile phone use by drivers and high levels of support for the recent announcement of increased penalties. British Car Auctions (BCA) performed a survey amongst just under 500 UK motorists in September …

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Freight industry reacts to positive road safety measures

Plans to improve road safety with changes which affect HGV operators gain positive reaction from the Freight Transport Association in the UK. The Freight Transport Association has reacted positively to the range of measures set out by the Government today …

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Hands free and eyes free mobile function activation

SIRI users can now use hands free functions offered by the iPhone technology using a software update applicable to SYNC-equipped Ford vehicles. A new software update is available from Ford for more than 5 million SYNC-equipped vehicles equipped with the …

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The myth of multi-tasking whilst driving

A new report from TRL and the IAM details the dangers faced by drivers that believe they are able to perform other tasks whilst at the wheel. Expert psychologists have concluded that multi-tasking whilst driving is a myth – and …

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Award success for haptic feedback infotainment system

Bosch receives CES recognition for its haptic feedback touch screen system for use in infotainment with minimal driver distraction. A touch screen with haptic feedback developed by Bosch was honoured with the “CES 2016 Innovation Award” in the “In-Vehicle Audio/ …

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Almost half of drivers in Finland send texts behind the wheel

A survey by Michelin reveals the extent to which drivers in Finland send and receive text messages whilst driving. Michelin Nordic has released the results of its annual survey into distracted driving in Finland with 47% of respondents saying that …

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Research into driver brain wave monitoring

Jaguar Land Rover is researching technology to prevent distraction and sleep impairment accidents by monitoring driver brain waves. Jaguar Land Rover has revealed a range of new road safety technology research projects that are being developed to reduce the number …

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