New technology can be distracting for drivers. Engineers need to think more about the human experience when designing workplace and transportation technology.
The legalization of cannabis has started a discussion about on-the-job impairment. But drugs are not the only problem. Engineers should design workplaces that minimize the potential for human error.
Traffic flows into Manhattan from Brooklyn over the Williamsburg Bridge.
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Starting in 2021, drivers will pay a fee to enter midtown and lower Manhattan during busy times of day. Will this clear New York’s air and streets?
The Government of Canada must reassess its responsibility to protect road users.
In the wake of Humboldt bus crash, the federal government must reassess its responsibility to protect road users.
The wreckage of the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash outside of Tisdale, Sask., is seen on April, 7, 2018.
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Truck drivers in Canada are exposed to many health risks. The horrific Humboldt bus crash should be a wake-up call for new regulations and wellness programs within the industry.
More than half of all U.S. truck drivers exceed the federal limit of 60 hours per week.
Low pay pushes drivers to work extremely long hours, causing more crashes and more traffic deaths.
Friend or foe?
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In many US cities, ride-hailing apps are luring riders away from public transit and increasing traffic congestion. But with the right rules, they could enhance public transit instead.
A key factor is how well people and machines can avoid crashes.
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Comparing crash rates between humans and self-driving cars requires more data than anyone currently collects. And some of it will be quite hard to figure out.
There’s a new driverless bus on the streets of Las Vegas. It could herald the future of our transport networks.
A bus explodes on Lambeth Bridge in London during filming for Jackie Chan’s new film The Foreigner.
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Many onlookers were shocked when a bus blew up on a London bridge for a film stunt, but at least no one was hurt. There is a long history of serious accidents and fatalities on set.
Seatbelts have long been mandatory in cars, so why are there still school buses without them?
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The NSW School Bus Safety Community Advisory Committee made a major recommendation in its report released this week that seatbelts should be installed on all rural school buses that operate outside lower-speed…