Tag: distracted driving

59 Posts

Jun 10, 2011

IBM's Watson, a Jeopardy Champ, Could Deliver Natural Voice Recognition That Actually Works

Jim Motavalli

From a perch in the cloud, Watson-like supercomputers could offer solutions for clueless drivers, including finding that sushi restaurant whose name you forgot, or that song by the guy who sounds kind of like Bob Dylan.

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texting and driving
May 03, 2011

Why We Are Stuck in the '70s and Why That Isn't So Bad

Guest Bloggers

Ask a younger driver which is worse:  A crash from someone texting, or a crash from someone drinking?

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Smart phones distracted drivers
Apr 15, 2011

I Can't Hear You: I've Got a Smartphone in My Ear (Oh, and I'm Eating, Reading and Driving)

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The very first precept of good driving is: Keep your eyes on the road. Yet the modern explosion in so-called smart phones has too many of us attempting to watch the road with one eye, while following the stock market, route guidance system, instant fuel economy readout and salty e-mail threads with the other.

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Mar 18, 2011

Vehicle distraction systems: The 21st century cup holder

Guest Bloggers

In posts this year, David Strayer and I have shined the spotlight on the contributions -- or lack thereof -- of both users and the government to the distracted driving problem. If you've seen TV ads recently, you know there is another contributor we haven't accounted for: automobile manufacturers. ...

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Feb 21, 2011

We could end the problem right now but...

Guest Bloggers

What if I told you that we could end the problem of drivers using cellular phones to talk, text, surf or whatever-is-coming-next RIGHT NOW?  Okay, let me rephrase that.  I am telling you we could end the problem right now, or at least start on a path toward that end... but the solution is being he...

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texting and driving
Feb 01, 2011

The Coming Epidemic: Part 2, What Are They Thinking?!

Guest Bloggers

When I see a driver texting, I am baffled at how someone can justify being so clearly irresponsible.

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mobile phones and driving safety
Jan 22, 2011

Wait, Wait... Don't Deceive Me

Guest Bloggers

A week or so ago, the popular NPR news quiz show "Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me" asked guests to fill in the blank on the following statement: Contrary to popular belief, new research suggests (BLANKING) can actually improve driver safety. Answer: ??

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texting and driving
Jan 06, 2011

The Coming Epidemic: Part 1, A View of the Future

Guest Bloggers

I would like to thank David Strayer and the Car Talk crew for the invitation to contribute to the Distracted Driving blog.

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Oct 15, 2010

LaHood Sticks His Neck Out for Safety

Staff Blog

We all know what happens to politicians who take courageous stances.  Raise the retirement age for social security so it'll stay solvent?   Raise taxes to pay for the services we want?  Use a gasoline tax to decrease our dependence on foreign oil?  Cut the military to where it's only nine times...

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distracted driving regulation
Sep 29, 2010

The water balloon theory of driver distraction...

Guest Bloggers

One thing about a water balloon, if you push on one side, it will squish out somewhere else until it bursts...not unlike distracted driving legislation.

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