Tag Archives: safety

Researchers Working on App to Prevent Selfie Deaths

  We’ve all heard the stories: those who pose for a particularly selfie on a cliff, mountaintop, or other dangerous location, and succumb to their death in the process. There have even been recent reports of Pokemon Go leading its users to unfamiliar and unsafe locations. While advances in technology are undoubtedly exciting, it is critical to retain our common sense and take necessary precautions when using newly-designed technology. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have examined hundreds of these “selfie-deaths” to see if they can design something…

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Ex-Google Employee Creates Startup For Driverless Trucks

By now, you’ve likely heard about Google’s plans to have more self-driving cars on the road, and the ensuing debates surrounding their merits and safety. But how would you feel not about a self-driving car, but a driverless 18-wheel truck cruising on the road beside you? Many might be alarmed by this image, but not Anthony Levandowski — an engineer who was involved in making the technology used in Google’s driverless cars. Not only does Levandowski believe driverless trucks are about to make it big, he feels…

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The Dangers Of Voice Navigation In Cars

Voice navigation in cars has pretty much become a standard feature when buying a new vehicle. Now you don’t have to think about how to get where you’re going – just plug in the address and that soothing voice will direct you there. It’s like having a little buddy in the car with you. Hell, as robot technology becomes more and more prevalent, you might even become best friends. But hold on a second – that might not be such a good idea (for reasons…

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Samsung Safety Truck

Samsung creates a Safety Truck to reduce head-on collisions

{{unknown}}There are very few things worse than getting stuck behind a large and extremely slow semi-truck on a narrow two-lane road. To make things worse, these big trucks make it far too difficult to pass them given the narrow road. Well, this problem may soon become a thing of the past. Samsung has come up with an extremely clever and efficient solution to this irritating problem. The company has unveiled what they call The Safety Truck, which is essentially a semi-truck with a wireless camera mounted to the…

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