Google Glass while driving court case illustrates legal challenges for innovative tech

A traffic case out of California highlighted for many the concerns around whether the current "hands free legislation" - no texting while driving - should be extended to wearable technology. Cecilia Abadie was

Published on: January 21st, 2014 Monica Goyal

Competing flying cars set to hit commercial market

Flying cars depicted in futuristic fiction like The Jetsons have long been just a daydream of land-bound, gridlocked motorists – until this week, there suddenly appears to be not one flying car but

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Hands-free phones impair driving

You may be aware of the dangers of driving and texting, using mobile apps, or talking with a handset. But did you know that just talking--even on a hands-free device, such as a

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Toronto, Montreal in top 20 of IBM’s Commuter Pain Index

Toronto and Montreal made the top 20 in a global list of cities with the worst commutes to work, with gridlock stress among Toronto commuters up by more than 25 percent since last

Published on: September 12th, 2011 Ann Bednarz

Future cars will prevent drinking and driving

In the not-too-distant future, your car may be able to detect the driver's blood alcohol concentration and, if it's over the legal limit, prevent the car from being started. A public-private partnership is

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 Ann Bednarz

Technology on wheels at the Canadian International Auto Show

Picture this commute to work - You leave your front door, travel mug in hand, and open your car door and start the engine with the press of a button. You never had

Published on: February 26th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Car makers introduce voice-enabled productivity features

Using tech to work while you drive is a great concept. But for the time being, it's widely accepted that sending and checking e-mail or texting while behind the wheel is very unsafe.The

Published on: February 2nd, 2011 Bruce Gain

Driving to work gets easier with personalized traffic reports

Toronto-area resident Matt Mann leaves on his daily commute to drop off the kids at daycare and then to work about 15 minutes after his wife departs along roughly the same route. He'd

Published on: January 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Turn your car into an office on wheels

Modern technology has given working professionals the ability to get work done any place, any time – well almost anywhere.Workers are connected at home thanks to accessible broadband Internet and secure VPN connections,

Published on: September 15th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Collision warning systems help distracted drivers, prevent accidents

Technology and new laws may have a role in curbing dangerous vehicle accidents caused by distracted driving while texting or using a cell phone or a music player. But federal officials today also

Published on: October 2nd, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Texting while driving ‘increases’ crash risk 23 times

Hundreds of studies have been conducted in the past decade by researchers in psychology and traffic safety on the impact of talking on cell phones and texting while driving. The most recent research,

Published on: July 31st, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Yawn detection program – potential life saver for tired drivers

U.S. and Indian researchers have joined forces to design a computer program that can detect when you're yawning - a potentially life-saving invention for drivers and others on the road. While the dangers

Published on: July 30th, 2009 Bob Brown and Todd R. Weiss

Parrot Minikit gives drivers a great hands-free link to their cell phone

I have to admit it, I use my cell phone while I drive.Yes, I know I shouldn't -- there's plenty of highway road signs telling me I shouldn't and I've heard all the

Published on: March 19th, 2009 Brian Jackson

RIM previews Bluetooth-enabled Blackberry accessory for your car

I just returned from a tour of Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry booth at CES 2009, and though there were lots of noteworthy devices, applications and services on display-stay tuned to the Mobile

Published on: January 12th, 2009 Al Sacco