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Amazon’s Solution to Delivery Driver Shortage: Recruit Pot Smokers

Amazon.com Inc. has a solution for a potentially crippling shortage of delivery drivers: Recruit pot smokers. The company is advising its delivery partners — the mom and pops that operate the ubiquitous blue Amazon vans — to prominently advertise that …

Amazon Plans Cameras with AI in Its Delivery Vans to Improve Driver Safety

Amazon.com has revealed plans to install AI-powered video cameras in its branded delivery vans, in a move that the world’s largest e-commerce firm says would improve safety of both drivers and the communities in which they deliver. The company recently …

Despite Warnings and Laws, Drivers Continue to Be Distracted by Phones

Despite education programs and state laws, phone-based driving distraction is still on the rise—and is likely responsible for far more accidents than widely reported, says a new study from Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT). CMT’s analysis of 54 million trips recorded …

AIG Seeks Best Drivers in Singapore with New Smartphone App

AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd. (AIG Singapore) has launched a nationwide search to find Singapore’s best drivers with “AIG On the Go,” a telematics-based smartphone application. “AIG On the Go” scores drivers’ performance every time they get behind the …

Urine Test for Fatigue Could Help Prevent Accidents

Doctors, pilots, air traffic controllers and bus drivers have at least one thing in common — if they’re exhausted at work, they could be putting lives at risk. But the development of a new urine test, reported in the ACS …

How Much Attention Do Drivers Need to Pay?

As Americans pile into their cars for Thanksgiving travel, they may wish to pay attention to some new thinking into how much, or how little, attention they should be paying to the road. Transportation safety engineers may want to pay …

Some Senior Drivers Have Higher Crash Risk

Older drivers with a history of falling have a 40 percent higher risk of being involved in motor vehicle crashes. But despite this increased risk, drivers ages 40 – 80 still have a lower risk of being involved in a …

New Mexico Drivers Can Take Safety Courses Sooner Under New Law

Gov. Susana Martinez has signed a bill to allow New Mexico drivers to take safety courses at a younger age. Currently, people can take the refresher courses when they turn 55. Under the bill signed into law Tuesday, they can …

‘Look, Ma, No Steering Wheel’ in Google’s Autonomous Car

Google Inc. is building cars that don’t have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals, in an ambitious expansion of the Internet company’s efforts to develop self-driving cars. The small electric cars, which seat two passengers, are currently prototypes that …

Grandpa and Grandma Much Safer Behind the Wheel Than Predicted

Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation’s aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they’ve been proved wrong. Today’s drivers aged 70 and older are …