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Summer safety advice to motorcyclists

US insurance company offers advice on taking to two wheels safely as the start of the motorcycling season gets underway in America. As the month of May gets underway and the USA sees it as “Motorcycle Safety Month”, insurance company …

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Emergency call button speeds helicopter dispatch

Aviation group uses video management platform for speeding up dispatch of emergency services helicopter medics. A healthcare company in the Pacific Northwest region of America is using an innovative approach to summoning the services of emergency medical helicopters to evacuate …

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Partnership on rear vision systems for buses

Synovia and Safety Vision are cooperating on an integration between bus fleet management system and pedestrian avoidance reversing cameras. Safety Vision and public transport fleet management specialist, Synovia Solutions have formed a partnership to create user-friendly and intuitive compatibility between …

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Fleet mobile app improves driver behaviour

Driver performance improvements are being achieved in fleets with the use of a Spireon mobile app and monitoring programme to provide business benefits. Spireon has introduced the Driver Performance Program and mobile app to positively influence driver behavior and fleet …

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HGV technology supplier acquires aerodynamic specialist

WABCO acquisition of Laydon Composites brings commercial vehicle aerodynamic product coverage into global Heavy Goods Vehicle markets. WABCO has acquired Laydon Composites (LCL), a manufacturer of aerodynamic devices for heavy-duty trucks and trailers. LCL generated revenues of approximately CAD$25 million …

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Reverse pedestrian detection system aims to cut child deaths

Harman has developed a system using software and existing vehicle sensor hardware to improve the ability to detect pedestrians of all sizes when reversing. Every year, around 15,000 pedestrians are either killed or injured in the USA as a result …

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Toyota launches telematics insurance services in USA

US drivers will have access to a new telematics based insurance service from joint venture set up by Toyota in the country. Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in the USA have joined with a major insurance …

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Intelligent vehicle research facility to open in Ann Arbor

Toyota Research Institute is expanding its range of facilities with a new technology centre for AI, robotics and materials science research in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Global vehicle manufacturer, Toyota, is planning to create a “Toyota Research Institute” (TRI) close to …

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Car safety framework would prevent EU falling behind USA

Thatcham Research adds its backing to a call for regulatory reform to ensure the standard fitment of AEB technology on new vehicles within Europe. Responding to the European Transport Safety Council’s (ETSC) call for an overhaul of the European car …

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Washington DC deploys advanced traffic management

An integrated signal control and traffic management system for managing congestion, events and incidents in Washington DC is being implemented by TransCore. TransCore will develop advanced software for the more effective management of congestion, incidents on the road and special …

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