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Elderly drivers are quicker to adapt to EVs than younger motorists

Elderly drivers are quicker to adapt to EVs than younger motorists

Electric vehicle sales have drastically increased this past year with British drivers buying more EVs in March 2022 alone than in the whole of 2019. In March, British drivers registered nearly 40,000 new electric vehicles and the data marked a 79 percent increase from March 2021 and discovered that battery-powered cars now account for one …

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Smartwatch guidance should be added to fleet policies

Smartwatch guidance should be added to fleet policies

Fleet polices should include guidance on the use of smartwatches and wearables, following changes to the Highway Code. Drivers caught using a hand-held device that can send and receive data whilst driving, including smartphones, sat-navs and tablets can receive an on-the-spot £200 fixed penalty notice and six points on a licence. The changes include the …

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World must embrace technology that helps fossil fuels burn more cleanly to avoid energy crunch

World must embrace technology that helps fossil fuels burn more cleanly to avoid energy crunch

The world must embrace technology that helps fossil fuels burn more cleanly and efficiently to help avoid an energy crunch, leading fuel technology company SulNOx Group Plc said. SulNOx Group, which specialises in providing responsible solutions towards decarbonisation of liquid hydrocarbon fuels, said the need was urgent, with oil demand expected to grow by about …

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Toyota teams with Tesla in using low-cost cameras to develop self-driving tech

Toyota teams with Tesla in using low-cost cameras to develop self-driving tech

In a bid to try to advance self-driving technology without expensive sensors such as lidars, Toyota Motor Corp. unit Woven Planet has joined forces with Tesla Inc. Woven Planet informed Reuters it is able to use low-cost cameras to collect data and effectively train its self-driving system, a “breakthrough” that it hopes will help drive …

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Qualcomm highlights it’s latest digital chassis technology

Qualcomm, best known as the provider of chips that power many of the world’s smartphones that don’t have an Apple logo, have been growing their presence in the automotive industry. Qualcomm recently highlighted its Digital Chassis strategy and some of the automotive partners that are leveraging the technology. For the past two decades, Qualcomm has …

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Autonomous driver awareness systems easily cheated, study finds

Autonomous driver awareness systems easily cheated, study finds

A new study has found that driver awareness systems used in vehicles to detect when a driver is not paying attention can be easily tricked. A camera or steering wheel is typically used to detect when a driver is distracted when a vehicle is running autonomously. Currently, all vehicles with a level of autonomy are …

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Could cars really tell if a person is drunk? This soon may be a reality

Could cars really tell if a person is drunk? This soon may be a reality

It’s an idea that would surely change the motoring world one day in the near future: What if our cars could prevent drunk driving? Driving laws in the future could include all cars being able to have some kind of technology to detect and prevent drunk driving. Some companies are already racing to figure out …

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Need help lifting your back from the ground? The Airbiker is here

Need help lifting your bike from the ground? The Airbiker is here

It always feels unpleasant when your bike falls over. While the circumstances that put it there may call for different reactions, one thing remains the same no matter what: You have to pick it up somehow. Many riding instructors teach methods to picking up the bike when such a situation arises, but it’s always good …

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Sonic, TikTok and blind spot cameras are coming to Tesla vehicles

Sonic, TikTok and blind spot cameras are coming to Tesla vehicles

The original Sonic games have stood the test of time with all kinds of different re-releases across the generations of gaming consoles. They’ve now come to Tesla’s cars. Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, confirmed Sonic 1, released in June of 1991 for the Sega Genesis console, is coming to its fleet of cars. However, Musk hasn’t …

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