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The Brave New World of Vehicle Safety Technology

Between measuring brain waves to determine distraction and using augmented reality to focus drivers’ attention, these advancements are on the horizon – or already here.

This prototype heads-up display (HUD) highlights road signage (image 1) and road curvature in poor visibility conditions (image 2).

July 18, 2012

Between measuring brain waves to determine distraction and using augmented reality to focus drivers’ attention, these advancements are on the horizon – or already here.

Tags: Driver Safety, Vehicle Safety, Drowsy Driving, Distracted Driving, General Motors

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Is Technology Benefiting or Hurting Fleets?

While distracted driving, higher repair bills and Big Brother become more worrisome, is there an upside?

May 30, 2012

While distracted driving, higher repair bills and Big Brother become more worrisome, is there an upside?

Tags: Technology, NAFA, Insurance, Distracted Driving

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

How Far Will Cell Phone Bans Go?

The federal government means business with its new law banning cell phone use while driving commercial vehicles. Can the laws go even further, and how should fleets react?

January 26, 2012

The federal government means business with its new law banning cell phone use while driving commercial vehicles. Can the laws go even further, and how should fleets react?

Tags: Cell Phone Use, ZoomSafer, Distracted Driving, Department of Transportation, federal regulation, Commercial Driver's License

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

On Driving Safely versus Productivity

September 1, 2011

Studies show that using a phone while driving causes accidents. But can you get off your phone in the car and still be productive?

Tags: Texting, Safety, Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, September 1, 2011 12:23 PM | » Comments(-2)

What Keeps Leasing Company Execs Up at Night?

April 21, 2011

At NAFA’s fleet conference last week, heads of the major leasing companies talked about rising oil prices, distracted driving, changing to leasing rules and managing the rush of technology.

Tags: telematics, NAFA, Safety, Fuel Prices, FASB, Distracted Driving, Alternative Fuels

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, April 21, 2011 11:15 AM | » Comments(0)

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