Texting and driving: Study explains why you can’t do two things at once
Study: People are overconfident in how well they can multitask, especially when they combine two visual tasks, such as driving and texting.
New Ford technology makes traffic, parking more bearable
One new system will gauge the driver’s stress and then alter safety alerts or block cellphone reception to allow the drive to better focus.
Have we reached ‘peak car’?
People under the age of 30 are waiting longer to get their driver’s licenses and buying fewer cars. 88 percent prefer walkable downtowns to traffic-choked freeways. Welcome to the post-automobile age.
Driven to distraction by rock and rap
Studies show we pay less attention and get into more accidents when Kanye West or the Foo Fighters are blaring from the dashboard. So is a new form of chill-out music the answer to safer driving?
Women are better at parking
A review of footage from 700 parking lots and interviews with 2,000 drivers found that when a range of factors are considered, women come out on top.
When the weather outside is frightful, use these tips to avoid problems on the road.
NTSB proposes ban on cell use while driving
The National Transportation Safety Board called for a nationwide ban on texting and cell phone use while driving.
Brains of taxi drivers work differently than average people
British applicants who managed to become full-fledged cabbies saw their gray matter increase to make room for the 25,000 London streets and 20,000 landmarks.