Safeguarding

Government must make public EV charging safer for women, says heycar

Online car marketplace heycar has launched a campaign calling for Transport Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan to introduce minimum personal safety standards at electric vehicle (EV) charging locations. The urgent call aims to help protect women and vulnerable users while charging their EVs at any of the 33,000 public chargers across the UK. The standard would require …

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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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