Safeguarding

Volvo’s latest tech detects sleeping drivers and phone users behind the wheel

The safest car ever is set to be unveiled in the near future, according to Volvo. It’ll be the first car to monitor drivers using cameras and sensors to detect if they are drunk, falling asleep or overly distracted while at the wheel. Due to be unveiled next month, the electric EX90 SUV will boast …

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Next-generation collision-avoidance tech demonstrated by Nissan

Nissan recently demonstrated a Skyline sedan fitted with a still-in-development version of the automaker’s ProPilot driver-assist feature. The latest version adopts lidar detection to create a highly accurate view of a vehicle’s surrounding environment in real time, to support much more capable collision-avoidance features than current automatic emergency braking features. The Skyline sedan (sold in …

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'Creepy' child shapped bollards creating a scare for motorists

‘Creepy’ child-shaped bollards creating a scare for motorists

Child-shaped bollards are terrifying motorists in a quiet village. The bizarre pavement decoration emerged this weekend after someone posted it online after driving through Stoney Stanton. The child-shaped bollards are painted in a semi-realistic manner to urge motorists to be more careful behind the wheel. Stoney Stanton Parish Council and the local school installed them …

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New research van can now detect drivers not wearing seatbelt and using phones

New research van can now detect drivers not wearing seatbelt and using phones

A van to film vehicles on motorways and main A roads is being used by National Highways, with artificial intelligence used to spot the law-breakers. The parked vehicle can detect drivers holding a mobile phone at the wheel and people failing to wear a seatbelt. It also has tech to detect tailgating. A police warning …

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Government accused of 'gambling with women's lives' after not adopting EU crash-test rules

Government accused of ‘gambling with women’s lives’ after not adopting EU crash-test rules

The Government is being accused of ‘gambling’ with the lives of women and older drivers as delays to new safety measures for car manufacturers continue, according to the AA. In Northern Ireland and the European Union new vehicle models will be required to be fitted with new safety features. Head-on collision protection has become necessary, …

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Experts claim measures needed to keep older drivers safe on the road

Experts claim measures needed to keep older drivers safe on the road

Road safety experts have said that measures are needed to keep elderly drivers on the road after a report indicated that in 20 years motorists in their seventies will stand a 40 per cent-higher chance of being killed in a car accident. A Government-funded report from the Road Safety Foundation (RSF) highlighted the fact that …

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Road Safety Week: Road safety awarenes should be taught in schools, says TTC

Road Safety Week: Road safety awareness should be taught in schools, says TTC

Adding road safety training to the national school curriculum could leave the next generation of road users better prepared for when they start learning how to drive. The call comes from risk management specialist and road safety provider TTC Group stating that road safety awareness should be taught in schools. With 4,140 reported road casualties …

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