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Self-Aware Traffic Light System Could Cut Delays

Traffic lights habitually serve as the bane of commuters. Getting stopped at a red with no sign of approaching traffic, missing a synchronized green because of unforeseen obstacles and falling short of a fleeting turn arrow all contribute to those ever-expanding back and neck stress knots. Two European researchers, Stefan Lämmer and Dirk Helbing, believe they may have a solution to those...

Craig Henderson's Canada to Mexico Drive on One Tank of Gas Sets World Record

A guy named Craig Henderson recently drove from Canada to Mexico in a car that got a Guinness World record-breaking 119.1 miles-per-gallon. More impressive, though, is the fact that he never once had to stop to refuel. That's right, Henderson made it all the way from Blaine, Washington to Chulla Vista, Mexico on just one tank of gas, and consumed just 12.4 gallons of diesel along the 1,384-mile...

Police in India Use Facebook to Catch Dangerous Drivers

As India's middle class has swollen in recent years, so too has its share of untrained drivers. As a result, the country now endures more traffic-related fatalities than any other nation, and weaving through any of its major cities has become a feat of Herculean proportion. Police in Delhi, though, recently stumbled upon an entirely new approach to controlling the city's roadway pandemonium:...

Range Rover E-Range Will Be World's First Electric SUV

Surely to become the vehicle of choice for environmentally-minded celebrities and athletes, an electric Range Rover with a whopping 200-mile range will become available in the U.K. later this year. According to the Telegraph, the E-Range, which was developed by Liberty Electric Cars, is the world's first totally electric SUV. The vehicle tops out at 110 mph, thanks to six Lithium Polymer...

Vibrating Car Seats to Help Prevent Accidents, Relieve Lower Back Pain

A researcher at Yale University has developed a car-safety system that uses touch, rather than sight, to warn drivers of potential danger. According to Tech News Daily, John Morrell lined a car seat with a bunch of cell-phone vibration motors that warn drivers of approaching vehicles. The motors continuously (and lightly) vibrate as the driver cruises down the road. When another car...

TXT Stopper Turns Your Car Into a 'No Phone Zone'

Texting while driving is one of the undeniable scourges of the road, and some studies have even suggested it's more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. We've seen various attempts to thwart or discourage drivers from firing off SMS missives or placing calls -- ranging from high-tech, GPS-equipped systems that intercept calls based on your movement, to silly thumb socks that make typing on a...

Gory PSAs Make Their Point Well, The Most Frightening Sim City Ever

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Shock PSAs have their merits. We fully support the decision to put photographs of diseased lungs on cigarette packs (except in the U.S., where Big Tobacco will pay for...

Steered Only by Eyesight, 'Spirit of Berlin' Minivan Is Slightly Terrifying

According to an Associated Press report on NPR, German researchers have created a hands-free driving technology that allows drivers to steer a vehicle with their eyes. It's called eyeDriver, and yes, we're scared to death that this technology might one day hit city streets. Raul Rojas and his team from Berlin's Free University recently demonstrated the vehicle, dubbed the 'Spirit of Berlin,'...

New Show Takes 'Mythbusters' Formula to Video Game Concepts

Have you ever wondered how a video game would work in real life? Well, the folks behind the massively popular 'Red vs. Blue' series are about to help you find out. The Rooster Teeth team recently unveiled a pilot for a show called 'Immersion.' According to DVICE, the program will explore what happens when you take video game concepts and apply them to the real world. Think of it as 'Mythbusters,'...

Ohio Man Fights Speeding Ticket by Using His Phone's GPS

An Ohio man is using his cell phone's GPS to fight a speeding ticket that he received back in March of 2009. According to CNET News, Jason Barnes was fined $35, and had two points deducted from his license for allegedly driving 84 mph on a 65-mph stretch of Interstate 75. Barnes has testified that his employer used GPS-tracking to detect employee speed violations, and he claims that his Verizon...

Anti-Digital Billboard Ban Bandwagon Gaining Speed Around US

It's pretty much universally acknowledged that driving while texting can lead to highway trouble. But according to USAToday, several cities around the country have now taken legislative action against another more visible, yet strangely less obvious 'distraction': digital billboards. Earlier this month, Denver joined the growing list of cities that have banned digital billboards altogether, while...

GM Wants to Bring AR to a Car Windshield Near You

Augmented reality has primarily been used to locate nearby restaurants, insert 3-D baddies into video games, and offer glorified advertisements. General Motors, however, is trying to put the technology to good use, and integrate it into the windshields of future automobiles. Under the generic title "enhanced vision system," the prototype uses sensors, GPS, and video cameras to overlay useful...

Are Digital Billboards a Dangerous Distraction to Drivers?

Share You've put your cell phone on silent. The iPod's tucked away in your bag. You've even turned off that fancy new digital dashboard in your car. Basically, you've taken every conceivable precaution to defuse any devices that may siphon your attention from the road. But what do you do when the road becomes a distraction, itself? While evidence is still pretty scant, a growing number of...

Important Call? Don't Take It While Driving, You Won't Remember a Thing

As it turns out, scientists had it all wrong. It's not so much the effect that using a cell phone has on our driving that should have us worried. According to a recent study, driving severely impairs a person's ability to conduct and remember a conversation. Wired reports that researchers at the University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign found that people had problems recounting to a...

Art Lebedev's 'Transparentius' Opens Up the Roads

We've all been there: Stuck behind a gigantic 18-wheeler on a one-lane highway, moving at a speed just a notch above glacial, contemplating whether or not to call that 1-800 number staring back at us and tell someone just how this faceless roadster's driving really is. Sure, you could attempt a nifty little pass. And you could also send yourself through the windshield. Looks like you're stuck...