DRIVING

  • Google's self-driving car prototype ready to be tested on roads 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Making Indian roads safer by keeping untrained drivers off the road December 19, 2014

    The new draft of the Road Safety and Transport Bill suggests a unified driving licensing system and automated driving tests. There are nearly 950 RTO's in the country. Modernizing, operating and maintaining them will cost approximately 1000 crores per year. Seems like a high price but not as high as...
  • RSS asks Dharm Jagran to call off conversion drive in Aligarh on December 25: Sources December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The proposed mass conversion scheduled to be held on December 25 in Aligarh by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) offshoot Dharam Jagran Samiti (DJS) has been called off, sources said on Tuesday. The exact reasons behind the calling off of conversion are not known but the sources said the...
  • Parking in 'No Parking' zones may cost you driving licence in Bengaluru December 12, 2014

    Bengaluru: Think twice before parking your vehicles in 'No Parking' areas in Bengaluru. You can no longer get away with your offence by paying just Rs 100 fine. Be ready to lose your driving licence also. Bengaluru's Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) B Dayananda has come out with this new...
  • Drive bulldozer over me to demolish slums, dares Rahul Gandhi November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday evening visited the Rangpuri Pahadi slums in the city where demolition of around 900 housing units has rendered thousands homeless and warned the Centre against resorting to such action. Vowing to fight for the poor who were left homeless after Tuesday's demolition...
  • Finally London November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • Meet Pallab Talukdar, who cycled from Iran to Milan November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • Meet Vierra Vojtkova, owner of Ganesh Utsav restaurant in Bratislava November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • Meet EP Menon who walked from Delhi to Russia in 1962 November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • For refuelling in Tibet, Chinese driving license is must November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • The beginning of Record Drive November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer traveled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents. Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • The ethics of driverless cars: How will the cars of the future decide between a series of bad choices? November 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot? Slam the brakes and brace for head-on impact? Drivers make split-second decisions based on instinct and a limited view of...
  • Driving test to be conducted on modern tracks in Punjab November 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: With an aim to improve traffic system in Punjab, the state government has decided that the tests for grant of driving licences will now be done on modern tracks especially laid for the purpose. "Now onwards, the driving tests by the authorities will be conducted on tracks," an official spokesman...
  • Delhi government puts ban on purchase of new vehicles for officials November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of an austerity measure, the Delhi government has imposed a ban on purchase of new vehicles for all officials, including those of civic bodies in the city, until the old ones complete their required life cycles. As per the new move, officials are also not supposed to...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 17, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 17, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Mudgal report gives clean chit to Srinivasan, Meiyappan indicted in IPL spot-fixing November 17, 2014

    Huge relief came N Srinivasan's way on Monday when findings of the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee's report on IPL spot-fixing confirmed that he and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan were not involved in match-fixing; however, Srinivasan was aware of corruption in the IPL and Meiyappan did place bets. ...
  • Police arrest teen who they say led officers on car chase after driving to road test facility November 16, 2014

    Jonesboro, Ark.: Arkansas police have arrested a teenager who they say led officers on a car chase after he drove to a state road test facility without a license. The Jonesboro Sun reports the 19-year-old was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony fleeing. The teen showed up to take the test at...
  • Coca Cola to cover 1,000 schools under cleanliness drive November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Beverage and food major Coca-Cola will target 1,000 schools and 3,50,000 students in the next two years to help the government in its "Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidyalaya" initiative, said a statement. "Coca-Cola India, NDTV and UN-Habitat's multi partner programme for 'Happy, Healthy and Active schools 'Support My School' will...
  • Honk till the traffic light turns green, blind everyone with the high beam: 10 things that will always happen when you're driving in India November 9, 2014

    Are you late for work? Be prepared to witness the longest traffic jam you'll see in the history of driving to work. Murphy's law will prove itself all over again if you really have to get somewhere in time. Driving in India can be quite an experience because following traffic...
  • Salman Rushdie's son convicted for drunk driving in UK November 9, 2014

    London: The London-based son of famous British Indian author Salman Rushdie has been convicted of drink driving after he was found asleep at the wheel of his BMW. Zafar Rushdie, 35, pleaded guilty to the charge last week and was banned from driving for 17 months and also fined 620...
  • Hema Malini launches cleanliness drive in Vrindavan November 8, 2014

    Vrindavan: BJP MP and former actor Hema Malini Friday launched a mass cleanliness campaign in this holy town in Uttar Pradesh. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader also administered a pledge calling upon students and people to commit themselves to cleanliness. She later went through the main markets urging shopkeepers and residents...
  • Take ownership of cleanliness drive to make it a success: Delhi Lt Governor November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor asked the secretaries to take ownership of the cleanliness drive to make it a success. "You must take ownership of the cleanliness drive to make it successful," Jung said as he held a stock taking meeting with all departments. Secretary of Urban Development briefed the...
  • Sikkim Legislative Assembly organises a cleanliness drive November 7, 2014

    Gangtok: Sikkim Legislative Assembly secretariat organized a massive cleanliness drive in the office premises as a part of Swachh Sikkim, Swachh Bharat aviyan. The sanitation campaign led by the Speaker of Sikkim Legislative Assembly K N Rai was actively joined by Deputy Speaker Sonam Gyatso Lepcha, Chairman of Public Account...
  • Kerala: Cases registered against 100 persons for participating in 'Kiss of Love' programme November 4, 2014

    Kochi: Cases have been registered against at least 100 persons by police for taking out processions and unlawful assembly at the Marine drive ground on November 2 when the controversial 'Kiss of Love' programme against moral policing was to be held. The Marine drive was packed with onlookers, members of organisations...
  • 'Kiss of Love' protest to take place at Kochi's Marine Drive today November 2, 2014

    The 'Kiss of Love' protest will take place on Sunday at Kochi's Marine Drive against moral policing by right-wing groups. A huge turn out is expected although there has been tough opposition from both hardline Muslim and Hindu groups in Kerala. The ruling Congress party's students union, KSU, has also...
  • Venkaiah Naidu suggests strategy to implement Clean India drive November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for sustained campaign, voluntary participation and the role of NGO's and private sectors for effective implementation of Clean India Campaign. "Sustained campaign - continue the chain of nine; focus more on behavioural change - encourage voluntary public participation; and to...
  • Narendra Modi launches BJP's membership drive, aims to enroll 50 lakh new members in the party November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to enroll 50 lakh new members in the party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the Bharatiya Janata Party's membership drive. Modi flagged off the online membership drive by registering himself as the first member of the party. Encouraging people to be a part of politics,...