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vicroads pushes for automated emergency braking to be mandatory




drivers can't always be trusted to slam on the brakes in an emergency; they can be distracted, tired, incapacitated or simply unskilled. but what if most of the cars on the road could intervene to save more lives?automated emergency braking, which is already being fitted into many cars, uses sensors...



two wheels closer to a safe arrival




sensors on helmets and garments could call emergency services and give a gps position in the case of an accident. credit: ludmilla parsyak, © fraunhofer iaodeath doesn't visit our roads equally. moped or motorbike riders have a 12 times higher chance of dying per kilometre travelled than car driver...



tesla revives automatic braking in response to lower review scores




apparently, public pressure works... to a degree. tesla has reintroduced automatic emergency braking to the model s and model x through an update after their continued omission led consumer reports to lower its ratings for the electric cars. it's a tentative step, mind you. the feature currently onl...



the physics of nearly killing yourself on a motorcycle




the internet loves videos of motorcyclists doing crazy things on the autobahn. this one seems especially popular. from what i can gather, the rider is hauling along when a car cuts him off, requiring some sudden emergency braking. let me show you how out of control i can get with the physics in this...



ford's 2019 ranger unveiled with automatic emergency brakes




after a few years away (at least in the us) ford's midsize truck, the ranger, will return for the 2019 model year. just unveiled ahead of the 2018 north american international auto show in detroit, it's one of two new models that ford is releasing that includes automatic emergency braking. other dri...



melbourne express: wednesday, july 26, 2017




another napier street update, from vicroads:delays are expected as we move through the morning peak. we do not know when these lanes will be re-opened, however we are working to clear the scene as soon as possible.all lanes are closed eastbound on napier street at the rail overpass, after a truck hi...



melbourne express: tuesday, may 2, 2017




there are delays on the western ring road, greensborough-bound, due to a crash in the left emergency lane near furlong road. vicroads says allow more time.



truck rollover in west melbourne closes all outbound lanes of citylink




a truck rollover in melbourne's inner west has forced the closure of all lanes of citylink heading towards the airport.the crash happened near the dyson street onramp to citylink in west melbourne around 5pm on friday afternoon.  the truck rollover at dynon road. photo: tom cowieall outbound lane...



truck rollover closes off-ramp on western freeway at ravenhall




a man has been taken to hospital in a stable condition after a truck rollover in ravenhall on friday morning.the semi-trailer accident happened on the christies road off-ramp of the western freeway before 6am. the scene at christies road off-ramp this morning.  photo: joe armaothe ramp is closed...



tesla rolls out automatic braking following consumer reports’ criticism




if you’re a tesla owner, you might have noticed an update this weekend that adds limited use of automatic emergency braking (aeb), a safety feature that was first announced some six months ago. that’s because the electric car maker was pressured to start rolling out the feature after consumer re...



nvidia and continental team on turnkey driverless car tech




intel and continental have hooked up on a self-driving car project, aiming to put complete autonomous vehicle systems on the market from 2021. the deal will see the two companies combine nvidia’s latest drive platform driverless car “brains” with the wealth of sensors in continental’s catalo...



traffic chaos on monash freeway after multi-car, truck crash




a crash involving up to seven cars and two trucks has caused traffic chaos on the monash freeway.emergency services were called to the scene of the multi-car crash just before 2.45pm on tuesday. paramedics are at the scene of a multi-car crash on the monash freeway.  photo: courtesy channel sevenvi...



peak-hour chaos on princes highway after motorcycle crash




commuters south-east of melbourne are facing traffic chaos on wednesday afternoon, after a car and motorbike collided on the princes highway.at 5pm vicroads said all lanes were still closed westbound on the highway, near the intersection of clyde road, after a collision about 3pm, above the monas...



malcolm turnbull won't stay in power by going to breathtaking lengths to defend




in today's very uncertain and unpredictable world of politics, it is difficult to be very sure about much. yet, as sure as i can be, the turnbull government will not win the next election by moving further and further to the "right".it is all too easy to get tagged in politics, all too easy for som...



vicroads sues grocon for $1m over 'rock mass failure' that closed elizabeth st




vicroads is suing one of the state's biggest builders and developers, grocon, and its engineer for $1 million over an excavation mistake that led to a major melbourne road being closed for months.when construction of the $1 billion victorian comprehensive cancer centre in parkville was in full swin...



mudslide hit california homes as cellphone alerts went out




many californians in the area hit hardest by this week’s deadly mudslides did not heed warnings for hours and days by emergency officials encouraging them to evacuate their homes — and then received cellphone alerts of imminent slides when the massive streams of debris were already heading towar...



france wants autonomous high-speed trains by 2023




the autonomous systems will be built into existing tgv trains and consist of external sensors that can initiate automated braking should they detect an obstacle on the tracks. the company is especially hopeful that the system can be used for the more tedious maneuvers, like ordering and hooking up a...



intel and bmw's highly-automated cars hit the road




at an event in san jose, intel vice president of the automated driving group kathy winter unveiled the first of 40 bmw 7 series highly-automated cars it'll be testing on the road. all the cars are expected to be on the road by the end of the year. all the vehicles will include multiple mobileye came...



truck crash causes long peak-hour delays in footscray




a truck has brought down tram powerlines in footscray in melbourne's west, causing major chaos for motorists and commuters in the area.the incident happened on geelong road just after 5pm, and vicroads is advising drivers to either delay their travel to the inner-west, or take footscray road as an a...



2018 kia rio offers carplay and android auto on a budget




kia’s 2018 rio sedan and 5-door may not be the most exciting cars of the new york international auto show this week, but that’s not to say they’re not special in their own way. the fourth-generation of the automaker’s subcompact car, they promise to bundle together not only the technology bu...



driverless cars: what are the different autonomy levels?




driverless vehicles are becoming ever more prominent in the news, with many car manufacturers developing platforms that will soon be available to the public.see related bmw sets goal of 2021 for its inext self-driving cartesla model 3: prices, specs and release datewaymo offers public rides in self...



mandatory e-verify likely, but there are bugs to work out




employers should become familiar with e-verify because it's likely to become mandatory, but the electronic verification program, currently a pilot program, still has some bugs that need to be worked out, immigration attorneys say.while e-verify has been voluntary for most employers since it was put ...



presstv-singapore’s fully automated airport terminal




a passenger goes through an automated immigration gate at the newly-opened changi international airport's terminal 4 in singapore on oct. 31, 2017. ©apsingapore's changi airport has opened a cutting-edge terminal technology including a fully automated check-in system, computerized baggage drop poin...



canberra casino will be allowed 60 fully-automated games on top of 200 poker mac




the casino will be allowed 60 fully-automated table games as well as 200 poker machines, under legislation tabled by attorney-general gordon ramsay on thursday.the decision to allow poker machines in the casino breaks the long-held monopoly of clubs on the lucrative form of gambling and is strongly ...



honda sets 2025 deadline to perfect self-driving cars




like many other car makers, honda's self-driving systems rely on a mixture of cameras, lidar and radar sensors. using these technologies, it aims to meet standards set out by sae international, an automotive standardization body. autonomous freeway driving meets sae level 3, enabling drivers offload...