Driving

  • Procedure to get driving licences to be simplified, Centre likely to curtail RTOs' role: sources August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In a good news for those wanting to get their driving licences made, the Central government is likely to simplify procedures for getting the licences. The government is planning to bring changes to the Motor Vehicle Act. According to sources, the Transport Ministry is trying to redefine the...
  • Google's driverless car review: The technology easily handles routine driving August 17, 2014

    Mountain View: The car stopped at stop signs. It glided around curves. It didn't lurch or jolt. The most remarkable thing about the drive was that it was utterly unremarkable. This isn't damning with faint praise. It's actually high praise for the car in question: Google Inc.'s driverless car. Most automotive...
  • Overdrive: 8 enthusiasts join the overdrive team for independence Quattro drive August 16, 2014

    Eight Overdrive enthusiasts join the Overdrive team for the independence Quattro drive. They get to travel on Marsimek-La which is the highest motorable road of the world. They enjoy their journey singing and hoisting the National flag. ...
  • Delhi government celebrates Independence Day with week-long activities August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Government has planned a series of week-long activities including a special tree plantation and cleanliness drive to celebrate country's 68th Independence day, Lt Governor Jung said in a special appeal to citizens of Delhi. As part of the celebrations, a number of events such as Prabhat...
  • Congress to relaunch membership drive from August 14 August 6, 2014

    Rajasthan Congress will relaunch its membership drive from August 14 in its effort to associate maximum number of people with the party in the state. "The membership drive will be restarted. Details of new members joining the party would be collected from all the parts of the state," PCC President Sachin Pilot said...
  • Clean up India: No sanitation at Ahmedabad's Bombay Hotel locality August 5, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Here's a look at Ahmedabad's Bombay...
  • Overdrive: Meet The Neighbours June 29, 2014

    Overdrive in partnership with Nissan is set to embark on an epic drive called 'Meet The Neighbours', which as the name suggests intends to meet our neighbours. In this episode, we take you through Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. ...
  • Google offers unlimited storage for businesses at $10 per month June 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Google is offering unlimited storage, advanced audit reporting and new security controls for businesses through its new Drive service at $10 per month, the company said Thursday. "As businesses want more control, security and visibility to check how files are shared, our new version of 'Drive for Work' offers unlimited...
  • One month of Modi government: Is inflation the government's biggest worry? June 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government completed its first month in office on Thursday. In the past one month, the Modi government has faced various challenges ranging from the Iraq crisis to inflation to a below normal monsoon. CNN-IBN takes calls of people from across the country and takes their views...
  • Modi regime's 1 month: Some tough decisions, many challenges remain June 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government completed its first month in office on Thursday. In the past month the government has been praised for measures like forming an SIT on black money but it has also been in the line of fire for a steep hike in railway fair announced ahead...
  • Depiction of rash driving should come with warnings: I&B June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Following concerns expressed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has advised media organisations that appropriate warnings should accompany any depiction of rash and negligent driving. The advisory comes days after senior BJP leader and Cabinet minister Gopinath Munde lost his life following...
  • Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel sets targets for her government June 23, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has drawn up a 100-days agenda for her government which would focus on 11 key subjects. "We have chalked out a detailed 100 days agenda for the government within which specific targets have to be achieved in 11 areas," Gujarat state government spokesperson and...
  • MHA goes for cleanliness drive; junks nearly 1.5 lakh files June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: On the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Home Ministry is on a cleanliness drive and, in less than a month, has destroyed nearly 1.5 lakh files that had gathered dust for years. While going through the steel almirahs of North Block, officials also found some interesting...
  • Countrywide tree plantation drive: Uma Bharti June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday announced a nationwide tree plantation drive would be organised to mark the first anniversary of Kedarnath deluge during the flash floods which had hit Uttarakhand last year. She told reporters that the drive will be held in Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur,...
  • Can Netas stop implementation of rear seat belt rule? June 16, 2014

    Two weeks after Union Minister Gopinath Munde was killed in a road accident, no lessons seem to have been learnt. In Kerala, Transport Commissioner Rishi Raj Singh issued a circular making seat belts mandatory for all passengers in a four-wheeler. But the move has not gone well with the politicians....
  • Police recruitment drive: Uddhav questions RR Patil's fitness, says half of his ministry pot-bellied June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Claiming the government is making a "mockery" of fitness by making candidates run five kilometres during the ongoing police recruitment drive, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today asked if Home Minister RR Patil was himself fit to govern. The Sena leader's remarks came after the gruelling physical test claimed four...
  • Mumbai: Two fall prey to deadly tidal waves at Marine Drive June 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Two boys were swept away by huge tidal waves that lashed Mumbai's Marine Drive beach on Sunday afternoon. Of the two boys who fell prey to the big tidal waves, one was rescued while the other drowned. Despite a high alert warning issued by the Municipal Corporation of...
  • Watch CJ Piyush Tewari 's appeal for a stronger road safety law June 8, 2014

    CJ Piyush Tewari is the founder of Save Life Foundation, an NGO that promotes road safety and emergency care. In this report, CJ Piyush demands the implementation of a strong road safety law from the new government and explains how better safety measures can help save people injured in road...
  • Munde could have been alive if he was wearing the seat belt: Harsh Vardhan June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that Union Minister Gopinath Munde, who died in a road accident this week, could have been alive if he was wearing a seat belt. He appealed to people to use seat belts while travelling even on the back seat. "To a very...
  • Self-driving cars may hit roads in 2018 June 4, 2014

    Paris: Cars that drive themselves could be on the roads four years from now, provided red tape does not get in the way, Carlos Ghosn, head of the Renault-Nissan alliance, said on Tuesday. Silicon valley companies have long pioneered "autonomous vehicles", and Google tested one in Nevada in 2012. German luxury...
  • The three biggest barriers facing driverless cars June 1, 2014

    Google is pushing hard to bring cars driven by computers - not people - to market. To do so, the Silicon Valley giant persuaded states including California to pass laws explicitly legalising the still-emerging technology. After all, a basic premise of driving is that a person controls the vehicle. Though California's...
  • How Google managed to get driverless cars legalised May 30, 2014

    Mountain View: About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers - not people - became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: Driverless cars were almost certainly illegal. And yet this week, Google said...
  • Google shows off driverless car prototype with no steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Google is famously working on fully autonomous cars and it is showing off, bit by bit, what its future driverless cars would look like and work. The Internet giant, that is now exploring many other businesses as well, has unveiled an early prototype that gives a glimplse into...
  • Narendra Modi launches membership drive on his website May 24, 2014

    Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi has launched a membership drive on his official website asking people, in particular the youth, to connect with him on his Facebook and Google plus accounts. "The people of India can take this nation to greater heights and make it the leading nation of the world...the...
  • Delhi starts drinking real young, before 18 May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: An astonishing 83.8 per cent boys and 64.6 per cent girls in Delhi start drinking before age 18, and 11.1 per cent boys and 2.1 per cent girls spend around Rs 8,000 on alcohol per month, revealed a survey released on Monday. The survey, Alcohol and Youth - Survey...
  • Tihar inmate gets Rs 35,000 per month job offer, 65 others placed May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 66 Tihar inmates, who are on the verge of completing their sentences, were on Wednesday hired by private companies during a recruitment drive at the jail premises. Vedanta group and IDEIM India pvt ltd offered the highest number of placements while Taj Mahal group offered...
  • US teen posts video 'Me driving like an idiot' on YouTube showing him crashing into multiple cars, arrested May 7, 2014

    A US teen has been arrested after posting a video of himself titled 'Me driving like an idiot' on YouTube that showed him crashing into multiple cars. Eighteen-year-old Robert Kelley from Florida was charged with two counts of leaving the scene of a crash with injuries after posting the video clip...
  • Google's driverless cars can now comfortably navigate expressways April 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology. Despite the progress over the past year, the cars...
  • Google's self-driving cars: 5 things to know April 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: The director of Google's self-driving car project wrote in a blog post that development of the technology has entered a new stage: trying to master driving on city streets. Many times more complex than freeways, which the cars can now reliably navigate, city streets represent a huge challenge. Here...