DRIVING

  • Self-driving cars can cause more motion sickness than conventional vehicles: Study 5 days ago

    Washington: Self-driving cars may make roads safer, save energy and improve mobility, but they could also cause motion sickness in some people, according to a new study conducted in six countries, including India. Researchers asked more than 3,200 adults in the US and five other countries (India, China, Japan, Great...
  • Hyundai's upcoming Equus luxury sedan to include self-driving features April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor is all geared up to roll out the new Equus that will be semi-autonomous and offer you a hi-tech ride. The new luxury sedan will incorporate self-driving features that will allow it to stay in lane, slow down and speed up as required to avoid collisions. Apart...
  • SC asks for tougher law to curb rash, negligent driving, Centre turns a deaf ear March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Even after the Supreme Court asked Parliament to work on a tougher law to curb rash and negligent driving, the government has diluted a bill proposing tough measures. India registered highest number of road accident related deaths in the world with 1.38 lakh deaths reported in 2013. On...
  • Light sentences for negligent driving 'mockery of justice': SC to lawmakers March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming light sentences being awarded in road accident cases as "mockery of justice", Supreme Court on Monday asked lawmakers to "scrutinise, re-look and re-visit" the penal laws saying the poor's life was as worth living as that of the rich. "We are compelled to observe that India has...
  • Congress launches app-based membership drive March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: With an aim of expanding the party's base, Congress on Monday launched an online and application-based membership drive. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur launched the application at their residence in the presence of AICC spokesperson PC Chacko and DPCC chief Ajay Maken. The Congress online...
  • Getting a driving license in Gujarat is going to be more difficult from now March 24, 2015

    Transport Minister Vijay Rupani today said that procuring a driving licence in the state is set to become more difficult as there is a proposal to introduce a sensor-based automated driving test in all the major cities and RTOs. "Getting a driving licence is set to become more difficult in...
  • Google not giving up on Glass, readying it for users: Eric Schmidt March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as the sales of the debut version of Google Glass-the controversial wearable gadget- have been stalled for now, Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has said that the company isn't abandoning the project. Google had stopped selling its hi-tech Internet-connected eyeglass and shut down its Explorer program earlier this...
  • Self-driving car prepares for 5,600-km US road trip March 15, 2015

    Auburn Hills: Call it a preview of the cross-country road trip of the future. An autonomous car developed by Michigan-based auto supplier Delphi Automotive will soon be making a 3,500-mile (5,600-kilometre) journey across the US. A person will sit behind the wheel at all times but won't touch it unless there's...
  • All services will not attract Swachh Bharat cess: officials March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Swachh Bharat cess will be levied on select services at the rate of up to 2 per cent, depending upon the need for funds to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's national cleanliness drive. This was explained to a group of tax experts by Finance Ministry officials during...
  • Self-driving cars could generate billions in revenue: Study March 6, 2015

    Detroit: Self-driving cars could generate billions of dollars a year in revenue from mobile internet services and products, even if occupants spend only a fraction of their free time on the web, according to a new study by McKinsey & Company. The study, released Thursday, also projects that widespread adoption of...
  • Here's why people text while driving February 25, 2015

    New York: People who disregard cultural norms in general are more likely to text while they are driving, says a study. "Texting while driving is a learned behavior, reinforced by seeing others doing it, and although laws prohibit it because it impairs driver safety, texting while driving has become a cultural...
  • Status check: Infrasturcture, cleanliness at Bengaluru railway station February 24, 2015

    In 2014, the budget on cleanliness was increased by nearly 40%. Ahead of the railway budget, here is a status check on the infrastructure and cleanliness at our railway stations on the demands and expectations of the citizens. ...
  • Volvo to bring driverless cars on roads in 2017 February 21, 2015

    Stockholm: Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars has announced that it had completed designs for self-driving cars which it plans to put on the road in two years. "Volvo Cars has designed a complete production-viable autonomous driving system," Peter Mertens, head of Volvo's research and development said in a statement. "The key to making...
  • Volvo cars plans to launch self-driving cars in 2017 February 20, 2015

    Stockholm:Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars announced Thursday that it had completed designs for self-driving cars which it plans to put on the road in two years. "Volvo Cars has designed a complete production-viable autonomous driving system," Peter Mertens, head of Volvo's research and development said in a statement. "The key to making this...
  • Apple learning to make self-driving electric car: Auto industry source February 15, 2015

    San Francisco: Technology giant Apple is looking beyond mobile devices to learn how to make a self-driving electric car, and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, a senior auto industry source familiar with the discussions said on Saturday. The Cupertino, California-based maker of phones, computers and, soon, watches...
  • Driverless cars hit Britain's public roads for the first time February 12, 2015

    London: Driverless cars are hitting Britain's public roads for the first time, giving a glimpse of future travel that's billed as safer and more efficient. Britain unveiled four prototype self-drive cars on Wednesday, launching the country's first public trials ahead of a series of planned rule reviews to accommodate the new...
  • A new app that keeps a tab on teens' driving behaviour, alerts parents February 9, 2015

    New York: Since car accidents are a major cause of death among teenagers, researchers at University of Minnesota have come up with a new smartphone app to keep a tab on their driving behaviour. Through the Teen Driver Support System (TDSS), parents can keep a close watch on teenagers who are...
  • Google may disrupt car industry but unlikely to become mass car manufacturer, says Daimler February 8, 2015

    Frankfurt: Technology companies such as Google are unlikely to become mass car manufacturers, even if they have the potential to disrupt an industry increasingly focused on software and automated driving, the head of German carmaker Daimler said on Friday. In recent years, automakers and Silicon Valley companies have grown increasingly inter-dependent...
  • Video game technology paves way for low-cost navigation system for self-driving cars January 20, 2015

    Washington: A new software that allows a self-driving car to determine its location using a single video camera instead of several laser scanners can shave thousands of dollars from the cost of such vehicles. Ryan Wolcott, a doctoral candidate in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, used video...
  • 'Grown Ups' actor Nadji Jeter arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of marijuana January 19, 2015

    Burbank, California: Police say an 18-year-old actor has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of marijuana. Burbank Police. Sgt. Scott Meadows said Sunday that Nadji Jeter was pulled over shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday for an alleged traffic violation and was later arrested on suspicion of driving under...
  • Real people will be using driverless cars on public roads in 2 to 5 years: Google January 16, 2015

    Detroit: The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years. Chris Urmson says the cars would still be test vehicles, and Google would collect data on how they interact with other vehicles and pedestrians. Google is working on sensors...
  • Goa CM occupies 2 official houses, violates his own government's austerity drive January 15, 2015

    Panaji: Not practising his own preaching, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar courted controversy by allegedly violating his own government's austerity drive. Claiming that he needs a separate bungalow for chairing public and official meetings, the Goa CM has decided to have more than one official residence. He converted his official...
  • Google expects public to be using driverless cars in 2 to 5 years January 15, 2015

    Detroit: The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years. Chris Urmson says the cars would still be test vehicles, and Google would collect data on how they interact with other vehicles and pedestrians. Google is working on sensors...
  • Nissan, NASA to work on driverless car technology January 10, 2015

    Tokyo: Japanese automaker Nissan and NASA are teaming up to advance the technology behind cars that drive autonomously. Yokohama-based Nissan Motor Co. and NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California, announced Thursday a five-year research-and-development partnership for autonomous vehicle systems so they can eventually be applied to commercially sold cars. Nissan...
  • Woman identified Uber cab driver as rapist, says charge sheet January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The driver of US-based cab service provider, Uber, was identified in the court premises by a 27-year-old woman executive who was raped allegedly by him in December last year, Delhi Police has said in its charge sheet filed in a court. The police said the woman identified accused...
  • Daimler's self-driving concept car turns into a living room on wheels January 6, 2015

    Las Vegas:Germany's Daimler AG wants to reset consumers' expectations about self-driving cars with its futuristic Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept, unveiled at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. "Anyone who focuses solely on the technology has not yet grasped how autonomous driving will change our society," said Daimler Chief Executive...
  • Seagate Seven: The world's slimmest portable hard drive launched January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Celebrating 35 years of its storage business, Seagate has announced the launch of what is claimed to be the world's thinnest portable hard drive At 7mm, the new hard drive Seagate Seven is even thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus. Featuring an all-metal enclosure, the hard drive has a...
  • Google's self-driving car prototype ready to be tested on roads December 23, 2014

    San Francisco: Google has announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested. "We're going to be spending the holidays zipping around our test track, and we hope to see you on the streets of Northern California in the new year," the Internet titan's...
  • Mature drivers worse at texting while driving December 22, 2014

    Washington: In a surprising finding, researchers have found that older, more mature motorists - who typically are better drivers in many circumstances - are much worse than their younger counterparts when texting while driving. An interdisciplinary research team at the Wayne State University explored the relationship between texting, driving performance and...
  • Michael Phelps sentenced to 18 months probation for drunken driving December 19, 2014

    Baltimore: American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was sentenced on Friday to 18 months probation and a year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drunken driving. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist was arrested for drunken driving early on Sept. 30 after speeding and then crossing...