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This country wants to use VR to check if elderly people are fit to drive

December 1st, 2021

South Korea plans to use virtual reality driving tests to see if elderly drivers are fit to drive. According to Yonhap News, the Korean National Police Agency wants to implement conditional licenses for the country’s elderly drivers (via TheNextWeb). The plan is set to kick in by 2025. Conditional licenses for older drivers aren’t new, …

rats in cars

Scientists let rats drive tiny cars, and they loved it

October 24th, 2019

The vast majority of scientific studies are high-level examinations of the mechanics that drive our reality. They often involve massive collections of data that the average person couldn’t even begin to parse, and a lot of times that makes them excruciatingly boring to read about. A new paper published by the University of Richmond in …

Texting and driving statistics

Stop telling yourself you’re good at texting and driving

July 19th, 2018

Distracted driving has been widely recognized to kill thousands of people every year, but despite the numbers, people don’t really seem to get the message. Drive for an hour down Florida’s Turnpike at any time of day, note the cars drifting into other lanes, and I guarantee the drivers are busily texting. A new survey …

Samsung Smart Windshield

Samsung’s Smart Windshield is a clever way to keep motorcycle riders safe

March 28th, 2016

You might know Samsung as a company that releases advanced smartphones and pretty snazzy HDTVs, but the Korean-based tech conglomerate has its hand in a bit of everything. From security cameras and lightbulbs to dishwashers and touchscreen refrigerators, Samsung has an incredibly extensive, varied and impressive product line. That said, it shouldn’t come as much …

Texting And Driving

Online game shows how risky driving and texting truly is

March 27th, 2016

There was a time not too long ago when “Don’t drink and drive” was about the only cautionary advice drivers on the road had to keep in mind. But in 2016, in a world where we’re all addicted if not practically glued to our phones, “Don’t text and drive” is just as important of a …

Transportation board won’t back NTSB recommendation for hands-free ban

December 22nd, 2011

U.S. Transportation secretary Ray LaHood said he will not issue a nationwide ban on using cell phones and hand-free devices while driving, as proposed recently by the National Transportation Safety Board. LaHood believes that hands-free calling is not a problem in the United States, and his stance certainly supports the auto and mobile industries. Ford, …